The handmade chocolates of LeRouge are some of the most unique around, and the woman behind it is just as noteworthy. Founder Aarti Khosla of Weston, CT gathers inspiration from cultures she’s encountered near and far and in turn infuses her chocolates with both exotic flavor combinations, including saffron & pistachio, and beetle leaves & preserved rose petals, as well as more familiar ones like double espresso & dark chocolate, and apple pie & cinnamon.
All of her chocolate varieties are made with vegan fair trade dark chocolate and can be made completely non-dairy (the dairy only comes in when she adds white chocolate for a ganache in some flavors). A lifelong travel, food, and of course, chocolate aficionada, Aarti experimented with various recipes and mixtures until she found the perfect balance of flavors to delight local folks with “global palates"
She has now mastered several varieties and makes all of them in small batches by hand. Her handmade chocolate collections are not only distinctly tasty, they are visually appealing as well. Check out the ‘glowing’ masala chai and wasabi ginger truffles and her limited edition chocolate Diya to get an idea. You can get her chocolates directly from her website, and be sure to follow her on facebook to get updates on new varieties and events.