For Ashley and Camryn Walsh, chocolate is their work and they grew up with it being a large part of their world! Their father, Jim Walsh, transformed Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate, “the worlds best chocolate” according to the NY Times, into Intentional Chocolate, “a revolutionary new line of chocolate scientifically proven to heighten well-being.”
We asked these sisters whose business is sweets, to tell us their favorite places in the world to enjoy treats..
“We have lead quite the international life eating our way through the world in search of the best chocolate and sweets; So below we listed a few of our favorite places as we have many…!
1. Hawaii – home state, soft trade winds, passion fruit truffles, birth place of our family’s first chocolate company – Hawaiian Vintage Chocolate — many a photo of us as young kiddos in the fields and also eating chocolate in blocks from our first harvest.
2. Grandma’s Kitchen (Wisconsin) – apple pie made from the apples in her back yard (yes I know so quintessential Grandma, it’s amazing!), roll out sugar cookies with Christmas decorations even in summer and carrot cake – her recipes kick’s butt!
3. Roger Verge’s in France – Raspberry cake with raspberry champagne and truffle making that look like it was out of an ‘I love lucy’ show! We did a month tour of France with the family hitting all the top chefs including Paul Bocuse. But Verge’s stood out.
4. Mexico – Mexican hot chocolate, a new birth place for our newest chocolate venture, Maya Biosana. We have spent the past 2 years back and forth to Mexico City and the Yucatan as our family has started the largest organic cacao plantation in the world in the Yucatan.