I FINALLY made it to The Ganachery for a taste test! After reporting on the announcement of and updates on this boutique chocolate shop, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these little bites of ganache goodness. The Ganachery is located in The Landing area of Disney Springs, near The BOATHOUSE restaurant and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
With everything that was shared about what would be inside The Ganachery, I thought that the shop itself would be a lot bigger than it is. The beautiful, apothecary-style shop is very tiny, and can quickly get very crowded. Luckily when I first walked in there were only two other customers in the shop, and I had time to take in all the details. The shop is a mix of old world and modern; dark wood furnishings and exposed brick intermingling with a contemporary kitchen area and sleek, glass display cases. When opening the door, the first thing you see is an antique style hutch with several of the pre-packaged confections on display. This is where you can find the chocolate lollipops, the Fab Five inspired chocolate bars, and the chocolate pearls. Immediately to the left, there were two chocolatiers behind a glass wall. I was disappointed that they were not actively in the process of making the chocolate, since I had hoped to take part in the educational experience of the chocolatiers explaining the creation process.
Immediately to the right, you see the glass cases that contain the different bite-size ganache squares. There were 16 enticing flavors to choose from. I was very tempted by the specially crafted Dark 65% blend and the Gianduja (Italian hazelnut), but ultimately, I chose the Raspberry and the Coffee. The chocolatier behind the counter packaged up my little squares into a small paper bag and sealed it with a sticker with The Ganachery logo on it. Each individual square of ganache is $3.00, or six for $15, or 12 for $24. The ganache is a little pricey, but keep in mind they are hand-crafted, and the chocolate and exotic flavorings used to make them are of the highest quality.
Now, how did it taste? I tried to savor the little squares as best I could, but being a very warm Florida day, I had to eat them more quickly than I would have liked. I tried the Raspberry ganache first. The chocolate was very smooth, not waxy like some mass produced brands can be, and the raspberry was the perfect blend of sweet and tart. The Coffee ganache was my favorite out of the two. Once again, the chocolate was very smooth and creamy, and the coffee, which is an Italian espresso, was bold, but blended very well with the milk chocolate. I was very satisfied with my selections.
The price point on the ganache is a little high, but The Ganachery is a great place to indulge and splurge while on vacation or a special night out. I would definitely recommend trying The Ganachery if you consider yourself a chocolate connoisseur and have a palate that appreciates custom blended, hand-crafted chocolate.
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