My wife and I stopped in at Monica's on the way to see the famed red-striped West Quoddy Lighthouse. A few signs spaced along the highway drew our attention. We are so glad that we did. Monica's Chocolates is in a small house by the roadside. She greeted us with a strong accent at the door and asked if we'd ever been there before. When we said we hadn't, she went into the kitchen and brought out a platter of fresh chocolates and offered each of us a half piece. This indicated how precious each is. There are several small rooms displaying chocolates, truffles, bars, and gifts from South America. A tiny cafe is not open but Monica hopes to serve lunches once her nephew gains clearance to immigrate from Peru. Monica invited me to visit the basement to see two workers carefully making small batches of her recipes, this time being caramels and truffles. Again, I had a small taste. Upstairs we bought a cellophane bag of six chocolates, each colorfully wrapped and filled with a different center (plum, coconut, dried cherry, etc). At $12.50 for six, Monica's chocolates are not inexpensive. (We carefully rationed ourselves to a pair of chocolates a day and shared them to savor the solid outside and moist insides). We also bought a take away cup of her homemade Peruvian hot chocolate, an unusual and tasty dark chocolate with a spicy taste. Monica's Chocolates in this remote section of Maine is a first class operation, one which offers high quality and the high cost in this case is justified.
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