On my last trip out west, my friend Sima and I drove through Sedona, AZ. We only spent like half a day there, which was not nearly enough. Sedona was very cool. In our time there, we covered a lot of ground though. We hit up a few restaurants, a shop or two, we also went for a hike and visited with some friends. It was a packed day.
In the afternoon, Sima met with her acupuncturist, so I was on my own. Luckily, I’d noticed we’d passed by LuLu’s Chocolate Lounge on the way. So I walked over.
The space itself is very cool; whimsical. Almost as if Mackenzie-Childs had taken a sedative and then went to work. The tones are purple and brown, which I think are accurate reflections of chocolate. Ever bite into a cacao bean and notice it’s actually purple? There’s a bar along the window with stools, and a very cool Rococo Revival purple velvet sofa.
Now the really important stuff, the chocolate. I don’t know what I was thinking, I didn’t get any! Just kidding. I got the Mayan Drinking Chocolate, but I added pine pollen and CBD. It was exceptional. So good, so thick. Spicy, but not too spicy. I’m also fan that they have so many additions. I wish I took more photos, but at the time I was so encompassed in the experience I wasn’t thinking about blogging.
Before I left, I also picked up 2 CBD bars. One for me, and one for my mom. I ate mine already. Felt amazing afterwards. I was surprised though, by the lemon flavor. No where other than the ingredients is lemon mentioned. Nothing wrong with the lemon, it was just a surprise. I wanted to catch the sunset, so I quickly ordered an Apollo Love Tonic. Oh my God. It was like an Italian Soda. Seltzer, coconut cream and I don’t even remember what else. I want to say chaga and pine pollen tinctures, CBD (at my request) and other stuff too. At first sip, I thought of getting Italian Sodas at The County Seat in Litchfield, back in the day. It tasted just like a vanilla soda.
Long story short, if you find yourself in Sedona, it’s definitely worth your while to check Lulu’s Chocolate Lounge out. The chocolate is great, the drinks are refreshing. The girls working there were very friendly and made for good conversation. The sofa was soft.