Casa Bosques Serves Up Beautiful Chocolate With The Paris Review

By: Casha Doemland

What happens when a famous quarterly magazine dedicated to art and writing collaborates with a chocolate company? Culture that’s tasty enough to eat.

Casa Bosques, a passion project launched by SAVVY co-founder Rafael Prieto has partnered up with Paris Review to deliver flavors that emulate the finer things in life such as art, poetry, literature and culture.

This line of chocolate features artwork from American sculptor, Shinkichi Taiji that was featured on the Winter-Spring Issue 29 cover from 1963. The outer layer is black and white, with the exquisite design on the front and a brief rundown of the collaboration on the back. Upon opening the bar, you're hit with pops of color from the gold wrapping surrounding the chocolate to a collage of artwork featured on the interior of the paper.

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According to the press release, “As with all Casa Bosque chocolates, the Paris Review line represents the invigoration that comes with the exploration of different places around the world and experiences that come with it in every delicious bite.” Made with Mexican cacao and hints of coconut, these decadent chocolate bars are the perfect combination of bitter and sweet, just like one of the better short stories you might have read in the Paris Review.

The extravagant packaging wouldn't have been complete without one, final touch as Prieto wanted to include a poem by Ahmed Khedr titled Chocolate Made from Poetry.

“Adieu  and bienvenue—to  you,

The  beginning,  the end, and  the beginning again,

Sublime  encounter  of love and  wanderlust, Undefined,  unleashed,

Unprecedented,

The  dark gaze  of a night  bright, the unknown  stitched into the vast  landscape of

never  before.

Relinquish  the hesitation,  Succumb to the eventual,  The denouement that always  was,

Always  would be—

Take  this pen,

Record  the moments,        Remember this time,  

          Then  and again,            Bon courage,                      And visit sometime.”

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