Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Cheesecake Hot Chocolate at Leonidas

Leonidas on UrbanspoonAfter god knows how long, I dropped by Leonidas again last Friday to grab a hot beverage on a cold, rainy evening right before heading over to Peckinpah.

Turns out they have small round cheesecakes now, that the owners pick up from The Confectional in Seattle.

They were still serving their Hot Chocolate Festival offerings, though the menu has been trimmed down to about a half dozen of their most popular items.
The lonely storekeep holding down the fort on that dark, dreary evening was a Belgian import, and ecstatic to be working for Leonidas, the chocolates she grew up with. She recommended the raspberry cheesecake flavoured hot chocolate, made with white chocolate.

It was quite sweet, but not so sweet as to require a glass of water on the side or to give you a sugar burn at the back of the throat. I was warned that it would have some sourness, but this didn't show up for me. It did definitely taste like cheesecake, though without so much cheese flavour to make it more a cheese drink than chocolate drink.
It's a very different take on hot chocolate since it uses white chocolate. Definitely worth a try if you're curious or if you just like cheesecakes.

Their website hasn't been updated in a while and their Facebook page has vanished, so you may not know that they have extended their open hours a bit to 7pm.

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