Dominique Ansel Outdoes Himself with New Avocado Chocolate
Easter chocolates often take the shape of cuddly little creatures, such as baby chicks and bunnies. But Dominique Ansel has created a holiday chocolate in the shape of something even more appealing than a woodland animal. Ansel’s newest chocolate creation, he announced today, takes the shape and color of an avocado.
The avocado chocolate, dubbed the “huevocado,” is made with chocolate and stuffed with mini white chocolate egg truffles, according to a press release. It’s available from March 23 through April 1 at Dominique Ansel Bakery Los Angeles.
If you’re dying to try Ansel’s chocolate avocado but don’t plan to visit L.A. anytime soon, don’t despair: what’s bound to be this season’s most in-demand Easter novelty is also for sale online. However you buy it, the chocolate avocado will set you back $22.
The huevocado isn’t Ansel’s only Easter candy creation. He’s also made Peep-a-Boos, which are marshmallow chicks tucked inside real eggshells. As you gently crack and peel the shell away, you’ll find a dark chocolate egg filled with what the press release describes as “fluffy honey marshmallow with a gooey salted caramel center.”
Those adorable chicks are available at Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho, Dominique Ansel Kitchen in the West Village and in the pastry chef’s London and L.A. stores.
With his new avocado dessert, Ansel has thrown his hat into the avocado-novelty-item game (by the way, check out these). More generally, consumers are crazy over avocados. In fact, avocado-eaters demand so many avocados, so often, that the biggest growers of the fruit—California and Mexico—warn we could soon face an avocado shortage.
Even the investors from Shark Tank are cashing in on avocado mania. They recently pumped $400,000 into the all-avocado Brooklyn-based restaurant Avocaderia, so that restaurant could expand its concept nationwide.