Robin Chocolates.

I don’t remember how I found out about Robin Chocolates, but I had been wanting to try them for a while! I don’t usually head up to Longmont very often, so I was thrilled when Robin Chocolates planned to be at the Holiday Chocolate Festival at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs right before Christmas.  When I finally tried a chocolate sample, I was immediately hooked.

award winning Caramel Fleur de Sel chocolates

Since then, I’ve visited Robin Autorino‘s commercial kitchen space twice now.  What I love most about Robin’s chocolates is that not only are they stunningly beautiful, but they also taste amazing.

The chocolate shell on each piece is so perfect and shiny, best way to describe them is that they look like gems.  It’s very thin and crunchy and the fillings are all so full of flavor without being overly sweet on the palate.  Robin uses quality Valhrona dark chocolates, of varying percentages, white, and milk as it’s her favorite brand.

candied ginger dipped in dark chocolate

Coming from a Navy and then technology background, Robin decided to go to culinary school to persue something more creative.  She was lucky enough to train with master pastry chefs in France, which sparked an interest in patisserie and in turn led to becoming a chocolatier.  Lucky for us in Colorado! Not to worry, though, she also ships!

It was lovely to take photographs and chat while Robin showed me how she spray painted her chocolates.  There is a lot of passion and creativity with each batch of chocolates and confections made and I truly appreciate that she strives to make everything as perfect as possible.  There is no compromising with quality, technique, nor taste here!

Robin’s kitchen has been in Valentine’s Day production mode after a successful holiday season.  She’ll be offering all of her flavors in heart shapes, plus her pretty chocolate covered soft caramel lollipops infused with different flavors, hazelnut bark, and other confections.

hazelnut bark

If you live in Longmont (or in Boulder County) you can visit Cayenne Kitchen on Main Street where Robin has a chocolate cabinet offering most of her creations.  Otherwise, please check out her website for more information! Also, visit my photoblog for a few more photographs of the chocolates.

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  1. We discovered Robin a little over a year ago. We’ve since adopted her for our company events and special occassions, including featuring her truffles at our trade show events. Her chocolates are so good that at a recent event in Atlanta, we had two local chefs “crash” the exhibition hall just to come in and try her truffles – they had heard about them from a patron in their restaurant who was in town for the trade show. Even today, I receive emails from clients we met at these events wanting more of her chocolates. (I tink we could sell more chocolates than ourown produts!) I highly recommend a trek to Longmont to seek Robin out – it is worth every effort.

    Nels Wroe | Feb 19, 2011 | Reply

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