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Dancing Lion Chocolate


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Certificate of Excellence2015 Winner


$5 - $7
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A simple bar of chocolate complexities untold; An elegant veneer above hints of ancient peoples hints of xocolatl hints of places old.
A simple bar of chocolate sourced from rare & fine cacao. Guatemala! Ecuador! The best that’s made in the world today & you’ll find it here right now!
Cacao Tao
Cacao from Sambirano tastes of tart fresh plums. Crunchy cacao nibs, chocolate from Madagascar; Dried blueberries accentuate dark fruit.
Fourteen crisp almonds A float on dark milk cacao, Sea salt in the wind.
Ghana​ 68%, quintessentially dark. Himalayan salt in rose crystals. African 40% milk Reminisces of caramel & warm cream. Ask about availability
Latin axioma, That which is assumed. A smooth dark chocolate w/ a clear note of lemon. Axiom 67% dark chocolate
What is the taste of milk chocolate that is darker than the night sky? Kenshi 70% dark milk chocolate
Two cacaos Sinuously intertwined. Tart plum of Madagascar, Quintessential Ghana; Essence of chocolate. 67% dark chocolate
Sweet Ranier cherries; Gemstones in a window Of Sambirano cacao. Tango 67% dark chocolate
It is said & I have read that GINGER soothes the body & soul. A little heat in creamy white to warm your tongue & clear your mind & set your senses whole! Ivoire 35% white chocolate
Coffee & Cream
Sweet cocoa-butter cream sets a silky stage for crackly wide-eyed beans; pure espresso, perfectly blended perfectly Coffee & Cream Ivoire 35% white chocolate
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All reviews brownie bread drinking chocolate just the right amount richard chocolatier mayan flavor spicy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The minute you walk in this quaint shop you are greeted and feel so welcomed. The girl thoroughly explained all the chocolates. Had the Mayan drinking chocolate! Amazing. The owner brought over samples of the bread of the week. They have classes here as well....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank S7534DLcarola
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I’m a chocolate lover and I’ve visited chocolate shops all over Europe. I have never come across a place like the Dancing Lion. The quality of the chocolate is outstanding. Richard combines flavors in a unique way, chocolate is his passsion and he loves to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jkg12443
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a very high end, specialty food establishment. The owner recently came back from a buying trip to Guatemala. He travels all over the world to buy the best highest quality Ingredients. He has real dedication to the chocolate he creates. He ships all...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank writeratsea
Reviewed April 10, 2018

The Dancing Lion is truly a treat, but it's best to understand from the start that you'll be purchasing some of world's finest chocolate that's crafted by a very skilled chocolatier. Owner Mr. Tango-Lowy works hard to give his customers the very best and it...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank jociemarie
Reviewed November 5, 2017

Dancing Lion's chocolate is simply extraordinary. My husband and I were fortunate to enjoy a drinking chocolate service -- including Mayan drinking chocolate (smooth with just the right amount of spice), zen brownies (indescribably yummy), biscotti, and other goodies. Everything was outstanding. This tiny shop...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed July 21, 2017

I recently spent 6 weeks at a workshop in Manchester and was determined to get as much out of the experience as possible. It didn't take more than a simple Google search to learn about Dancing Lion and after my first visit, I can see...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank kristenr679
Reviewed July 11, 2017

We have been in here a few times and absolutely love the drinking chocolate. They are on the pricey side but well worth the money.

Date of visit: March 2017
2  Thank Amanda D
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Every time we're in Manchester, we stop here. Try some of the imaginative new chocolates that the owner/artist has concocted, and have a cup of hot chocolate made with one of the spicy dark chocolates produced here--it's one of the best hot chocolates I've ever...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank TravelingScholar60
Reviewed June 16, 2017

What an impressive selection of specialty chocolates. Loved speaking with the owner about his travels in discovering items. Their hot chocolate was out of this world. Truly a unique experience for chocolate lovers.

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank cloverhill1
Reviewed June 5, 2017

I am not a good one to review but if you are big on chocolate and not the Hershey's kind then maybe you will think this is wonderful. It is downtown along the street and parking may be a little issue it was for us....More

Date of visit: May 2017
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