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.
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,
The dark gaze of a night bright, the unknown stitched into the vast landscape of
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.”
LA-based and Georgia-bred, Casha Doemland spends her days crafting poetry and freelance writing. Over the last two years, she’s been published in a variety of publications and zines around the world. When she’s not nerding out with words, you can catch her watching a classic film, trekking around the globe or hanging out with a four-pound Pomeranian.