It looks like mud. Comes in an earthen pot. And is edible? Yes, you read that right. We found chocolate soil, and we couldn't be more intrigued. You can get your very own pot of chocolaty goodness from Fat Is Flavour. Started out in 2014 as a regular at flea pop-ups, food fests, and dessert bazaars, it's now grown into an online business and cake studio known for its unique take on Belgian chocolate aka chocolate soil and its one-of-a-kind cake pairings.
First up, their chocolate soil. This is essentially crystallised Belgian chocolate, crumbled to resemble 'soil' and available in delicious flavours that rotate every week. While they have a roster of 15-20 flavours in total: think Sea Salt Cocoa Soil With Dark Rum, Ganja Rasperry Cocoa Crumble, Toasted S'mores, Whiskey Almond Chocolate Soil, every week they make 3-4 flavours available for order. This is available on the same day and does not need pre-ordering.
What I found equally fascinating is their unique approach to creating special cakes. Le Cordon Blue London-trained Chef Pratik who helms the family-owned business, tells me that he sets up what he calls a 'cake interview' with every client. He asks them a series of questions on preferences, number of people, type of event, dietary habits and more to come up with something that's entirely curated for that particular client. We hear that they don't like repeating flavour combinations, so you're pretty much guaranteed something one of a kind. They take orders up to 48 hours prior, but slots get booked up and he advises we order at least a week in advance. They have their own delivery staff and you'll get your order at your doorstep for a one-way Uber fare. Nutella cakes are a speciality here, though some of their creations were nothing short of different like Molten Nutella, Cookie Butter, Biscoff Cake; Mango, Citrus, Raspberry, Mint Cake; Blood Orange, Dark Chocolate, Almond Cocoa Cake; and Lindt Milk, Smoked Salt, Black Trufle. Yum.
Price: Soil: INR 750/850 for a pot 3-4 people; Cake: INR 2500 onwards for 7-8 people
You can give them a call to book your order and keep an eye on IG for their chocolate soil flavours. Hit the button on the side to know more!