AZTEC chocolates are handcrafted. To make the most of the flavour and texture, enjoy them at room temperature. If you’re ignoring the temptation to have them immediately, preserve them at 12-20 degrees Celsius, away from odour, moisture and sunlight.
This is the care tip you receive, whether purchasing your very own box to curb your sweetness pang or to give to someone for an occasion.
Launched on 15th September 2017, Aztec houses 45 different flavours of chocolate varying from mint, to coconut, to dark, to classics, to a variety of nuts and fruits; you name it. A very tempting, vast display of chocolates, along with various options of wrapping and boxes – this chocolate store overwhelms you with flavour, colour and ambience. Designed by Asad Omari and Afsheen Dada, Aztec is located on main Badar Commercial – the hub of eateries. ‘A lot of research has gone into interiors, packaging and motifs. Every little detail in this shop has been given a lot of thought’, explains Naila, owner of AZTEC and the very popular ‘Pie In The Sky’ bakery.
Chocolates are loved and enjoyed by almost everyone as there is always something for everyone’s taste. They can be gifted, nicely-packaged, for multiple festive occasions, to almost anyone of any age. Naila adds: ‘Karachi needed a chocolate store as there is none, hence AZTEC came along.’ When asked about her competitor, she wished not to comment as both of them are very different. ‘After having our chocolate, people have been giving us great feedback and thanking us for bringing real chocolate to town.’
Naila explained how Aztec was an ancient tribe that had invented chocolate with Cocoa beans in the 15th century.
Any plans on stocking chocolates at ‘Pie In The Sky’ locations?
Naila explains: ‘But you can’t do that because this has its own requirement which includes humidifiers and temperature control for chocolate maintenance purpose. The chocolate loses its taste once it melts.’
Espresso, Caramel, Cheesecake, Croquette Pistachios and Milk Caree were the ones we tasted. Upon biting into the chocolate, one is not treated to an immediate burst of flavour, but instead, you get an aftertaste. The chocolates were rightly sweetened, perfectly packed and could be boxed for presents, however, you wished them to be.
Our personal favourite is the dark chocolate-almond at Aztec. Give it a try and tell us how you like your chocolates? For more information click here.
FUN Chocolate Fact: Did you know that the chocolate chip cookie was an accident?
In 1930 Ruth Wakefield realized she was out of baker’s chocolate and mixed broken piece of Nestle chocolate into her cookie dough, expecting the chocolate to be absorbed and create chocolate cookies. Instead, she accidentally created chocolate chip cookies, and later sold the idea to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate!
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