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Sweeten Up Your Layover In Chicago-O'Hare At Vosges Chocolate Shop

Where: O'Hare International Airport [map], Chicago, IL, United States
October 16, 2009 at 1:44 PM | by | ()

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport might be known as one of the country's most congested airports, but thanks to the arrival of a new shop in Terminal 1 (B Concourse), ORD is also on the map for something else: designer chocolate.

The terminal has a Vosges Haut-Chocolat (pronounced "voge") shop, and although it was installed before Christmas last year. it's better late than never to pass on any chocolate news, especially with another round of holiday travel looming. Vosges, a Chicago-based company started by a world traveling woman inspired by the flavors of the world, now has two shops in NYC and one in Vegas in addition to the Windy City, and the treats continue to evolve.

Bacon and chocolate, after the jump.

This season, they've introduced the "Mo's Bacon Bar" available in dark or milk chocolate, with applewood smoke bacon pieces and alderwood salt. We snagged a package of the Bacon Bar Pancake Mix on our last visit to a Vosges shop.

At the O'Hare location, you'll find everything from their purple ribbon-wrapped boxes of signature truffles and cookies to packets of their exotic cocoa mixes. And now that we're craving chocolate, we'd thought we'd share our recommended flavors of Vosges truffles so you know what to pick to fill your box.

Jaunted's favorite travel-inspired Vosges truffles:

· Tlan Nacu: "Mexican vanilla bean + Venezuelan dark chocolate. Meaning "good heart", Tlan Nacu is the name of a small vanilla bean plantation in the town of Papantla on the Gulf Coast of Mexico."
· Black Pearl: "Ginger + wasabi + dark chocolate + black sesame seeds. The initially sharp, quickly dispersing fire of real wasabi and ginger are traditionally linked to Japanese cuisine."
· Woolloomooloo: "Australian macadamia nut + coconut + deep milk chocolate. Macadamia nuts, native to Australia, were harvested by the Aboriginal people who occupied the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range."
· Naga: "Sweet Indian curry powder + coconut + milk chocolate. Inspired by the tribes of Northeast India and the fertile landscapes." (so good as ice cream too)
· Rasta: "Jamaican sorrel + fresh ginger + nutmeg + mango + white chocolate + hibiscus flower" as an exploration of Jamaican culture

Related Stories:
· Vosges Boutique, Chicago O'Hare Airport [Nooschi]
· Vosges [Official Site]
· Airport Shops [Jaunted]

[Photo: Nooschi]

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