Monday, April 20, 2009

The Chocolate Bar

The Chocolate Bar
1835 W Alabama St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 520-8599

This weekend after a having a great dinner my sinful cravings for dessert were calling. I tried to avoid listening to the sugary satanic verses but the powers were too strong. As we cruised down Alabama St. we came across the Chocolate Bar. The name alone caught my attention and I just had to soothe my aching sweet tooth.
The Chocolate Bar is located in small shopping strip and parking is very limited. It almost made me think this was a real bar. This place was jam packed.
As you walk in you are slapped in the face with the sweet succulent smell of decadent chocolate. From cakes to cookies, ice cream to candies...if you love chocolate this is your place. The Chocolate Bar is like a candy store for adults. Everyone was dressed as if they were at a real bar and instead of Patron; the crowd was taking shots of hot chocolate. Seating is very limited here but most people take their deserts to go. As you wait in line your mouth fills with saliva and you suddenly feel an intense urge to slam you face into the glass counter. The beautiful array of gourmet cakes makes your mind go into a state of confusion when trying to decide on which cake to try. So many choices! Once you pick your cake and move close to the cash register you pass another glass counter with even more beautiful deserts. The cookies, brownies and cupcakes call out like to you a puppy in a pet store, screaming "Buy me, buy me." After you pay and walk on the other side of the shop you pass more glass counters with homemade ice creams, chocolate dipped fruits and specialty gourmet chocolates. After spending a few excruciating minutes for our turn, we decided to go for the Tuxedo Cheesecake and the Candylicious Junkyard. At $6.95 a slice or $55.00 for the whole cake we figured this better be the best damn desert we ever had. As we admired the cakes drizzled with toppings, our hearts beating anxiously as we prepared to dig in. We started with the Tuxedo Cheesecake. White chocolate cheesecake rested atop a homemade Oreo cookie crust and drizzled with caramel and dark chocolate sauces to make your pupils dilate in ecstasy while your taste buds stand on end begging for more. The cheesecake was so smooth and velvety without being too thick and over sweet. A glass of milk or coffee would have gone nice but there was no time to stop from devouring this sweet concoction. As we moved to the Candylicious Junkyard I almost felt intimidated. I wasn’t sure if I could handle this much sweet gooey goodness without slipping into a diabetic coma. The Candylicious Junkyard is a confetti mixture of Butterfingers, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Baby Ruth, Nestle Crunch, Twix and Kit Kats rolled into a white Bavarian mousse also drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauces. After one bite my senses were in heaven. It was as if there was a chocolate orgy in my mouth. It was so hard to swallow because my tongue was taking in all the flavors. The cake was so rich and smooth with a nice mellow crunch of the peanutty goodness. This was without a doubt the best desert I had ever had! The price may have been a little high but I would go back without a doubt. This place was so amazing that it makes getting fat worth it. The only downside to this charming little joint is that parking is very limited, as is seating, and there is only one bathroom but other than that this place is well worth the visit. So if you’re looking to ease the yearning of your sweet tooth, head to the Chocolate Bar. You will be coming back for more!


  1. Candy store for grown ups? That sounds awfully familiar. I just returned from a trip to New York (damn yankees!) and what did I find? The real deal original Chocolate Bar (subtitled "A candy store for grown-ups!!!) which has won a ridiculous amount of awards well before the Houston store opened. There's is very different though, it's modern and sleek, funky and cool with a great soundtrack. The Houston Chocolate Bar is kinda old fashioned. The New York store has 3 in the city and 1 in New Jersey and they are opening a ton in the Middle East. I think the Houston store only has one. Visit to judge for yourself.

  2. Chocolate Bar's ice cream is sooo good. You should try some next time =] The location in Rice Village is much bigger

  3. Wow! it is so delicious i like this very much so yummy. :)