Chocolate has been part of human civilization for over 4000 years, and I cannot thank Latin America enough for this delicious invention. According to scientists, chocolate is good for you, and I am not one to argue with science. As with everything – quality makes all the difference. This is where Florentina comes in. With a wide variety of bean-to-bar chocolates, vegan bonbons, and bars, it is a chocolate shop like no other in Rotterdam. Finally, I can gift my vegan and lactose-intolerant friends beautiful chocolates knowing it will make their day. It is a place where you can find bean-to-bar chocolates from all over the globe such as Jamaica, Ecuador, and Tanzania.
Florentina is adamant that they know the source of the chocolate they use, and that it is ethical and fair origin ensuring your indulgence is fair trade. Their homemade Florentines will make you everyone’s favorite person. There are cakes, cookies, and macarons to enjoy on their limited outside or indoor seating or to take home for a later moment of pampering. Apart from having very good coffee, they have a variety of cocoa for their hot chocolates in different intensities with a variety of milk to choose from. Or treat yourself to their amazing vegan soft-serve ice cream. Go all out and add toppings. My personal favorites are chocolate and gluten-free honeycombs. Eating chocolate regularly is good for you and Florentina will make the most of your experience. It’s science!