As good as an old fashioned Hershey bar can be, it cannot compare to chocolate that has been carefully selected by a chocolate guru and flown over from Switzerland. Sorry, Kisses. All of the chocolate at Chocolate Maya is organic, hand-made, ethically grown and produced, and uses only the purest ingredients. This upscale chocolate shop isn’t about getting a quick fix for your sweet tooth, it’s about indulgence mixed with a fair amount of education. They have truffles, they have chipotle infused dark chocolate, they have strawberry balsamic ganache. Not to mention the wall of over seventy chocolate bars from all over the world.
Maya knows everything there is to know about chocolate and can answer any question you could possibly have about the confection. If you want to have the full experience you can book a Private Tasting or sign up for a Walk-In Tasting where you will learn all about the chocolate that you’re consuming (try to hold back from devouring if you can!). It’s kind of like wine tasting, but without the hangover. Any time of day is a good time of day to pick out a few truffles or order a cup of hot cocoa and sit in the Chocolate Lounge to relax and visit with friends. And you can even pick up one of these handy booklets -
Chocolate Maya is a must-see if you're in Santa Barbara, especially if you have a passion for chocolate that borders on obsession.