Julia and Roger Rodriguez of Vesta Chocolate sit down with #HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino and tell her the best place to get chocolates this Valentine’s Day.
Roger and Julia are newlyweds that have their own chocolate store, Vesta Chocolate, in Upper Montclair. Roger and Julia are truly all hands on deck, they are their only employees and are working to make some amazing confections.
Roger and Julia both started originally as pastry chefs. Roger then took more of a chocolate making path, while Julia decided to go more into food styling. Together they make the perfect duo. When asked about working with your significant other Roger replied “I just say yes, honey!”.
Vesta makes all their own chocolate too! They have a true “bean to bar to confection” motto. All of their chocolate is either 72% or 66% dominican chocolate.
For Valentine’s Day they have created a special treat. They created a box filled with rose champagne, strawberries and cream, and passionfruit caramel flavored and beautifully designed.
Still need your chocolates for Valentine’s Day, make sure to stop in their store located at 598 Valley Rd #2, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. You can also find them online on their website, and also on Instagram.
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