The tiny jewel-box store in River Oaks Shopping Center is the second location for Cacao & Cardamom. At the window, guests are pulled in by the multi-tiered chocolate fountain cascading both dark chocolate and caramelized white chocolate. Inside, exotic handmade chocolates line glass display cases in colorful arrangments. Flavors such as guava tamarind and cardamom rose can be mixed and matched to create custom gift boxes.
Sugar Land native Annie Rupani first founded Cacao & Cardamom in 2012 working out of rented space to cater events and fill Internet orders. Straight out of the gate, she won the best dessert category two years in a row at the Houston Rodeo’s Best Bites as well as a People’s Choice Award before.
In addition to in-store offerings, the chocolatier offers catering services for events and weddings.