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COMPASS MAGAZINE > November 2008

AGIO CHOCOLATES

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AGIO CHOCOLATES

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AGIO CHOCOLATES

37, HuanHe Rd, 1F
(04) 2254-1456
Hours:12-9 pm
closed Mondays

The word "agio" means comfort and serenity in Italian and this is the exact feeling you'll get when walking into this dainty chocolate shop. The strikingly white decor gives the entire place a peaceful and classy feel, which goes well with the high-quality treats Agio makes. The owner has had close to 20 years of experience in baking sweets; in opening this store, he hopes to create more of his favorite chocolate items. Most importantly, though, he wants to produce handmade chocolates, cakes, biscuits and jam with great ingredients and no chemical additives. For a special treat, the owner recommends "The Poison of Love" and "Love's Promise". --By Frida, translated by Ann Lee

A. The Oasis Cake (NT$100) is made with Japanese green tea, almond sponge cake, jasmine-flavored chocolate, and green tea vanilla stuffing. It's finished with black olives.

B. A traveler himself, the owner created the portable Travel Cake (NT$200-250), easy to transport and delicious. The cake is chocolaty, with just a hint of brandy.

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