I am a chocoholic. I not only love chocolate, I adore it in any shape or form that’s why Burdick’s Chocolate shop in Harvard Square is a regular haunt for me. I love the tiny ganache filled chocolate mice. My favorite way to eat them is by holding one by its satin tail, dangling it over my mouth and nibbling from its head and almond ears upwards ending when I reach the satin tail.
Not into devouring mice? No problem, you can nibble on penguins. Nestled up against the mice in the gleaming glass cases are chocolate penguins, looking dapper in their dark and white chocolate tuxedos. Don’t like penguins…then go for the white chocolate snowmen decked out in their dark chocolate top hats. Linger in the cafe over a slice of Burdick’s homemade zuger Kirsch, vanilla tea cake with Kirsch and butter cream or Chocolate Mousse Cake, a dense chocolate cake layered with lingonberry jam. Wash these down with a cup of mocha hot chocolate topped with whipped cream, an excellent way to warm up a winters’ day.
Burdick’s has three locations; Brattle Street in Harvard Square Cambridge, their signature shop in Walpole New Hampshire and their new shop on East 20th Street in the Flatiron District of New York City.