A few days ago I took you to Isle au Haut, but I didn’t tell you the whole story. For a sparsely populated and isolated island, Isle au Haut is full of surprises among which are Black Dinah Chocolates.
If you are not careful as you walk along Isle au Haut’s main dirt road, you just might miss this crudely painted sign pointing down another dirt road.
What you need to know about Black Dinah is that it has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Living as well as Gourmet and Coastal Living,
Who would have guessed this modest frame building is home to both the chocolates and a pint sized cafe which during some summer days not only sells chocolates but serves breakfast, Sunday brunch and killer ice cream. According to a handout I picked up, here’s what you’ll find: award winning chocolate; helpful, friendly people; fresh bread on Sundays; a small selection of gourmet groceries; hearty breakfasts and yesterday’s paper.
Where is the candy made? Out back, of course, in another unassuming building.
Though Isle au Haut is the flagship location, there is a second location in Blue Hill where you might be lucky enough to find Kate or her husband Steve serving up espresso or pairing wine with those wonderful chocolates. If that’s the case, maybe you’ll learn more of their story, like how they came to be on a small Maine island. It’s an interesting one! And, should you not be traveling to Maine and want to try Black Dinah Chocolates, check out the website: http://www.blackdinahchocolatiers.com. You’ll be glad you did.
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