With the French-born Sebastian Brecht as chocolatier, Matthew Kenney — the vegan Energizer Bunny — has now opened Casse-Cou (“daredevil” in English), a tiny shop in the East Village, formerly Mr. Brecht’s own, where elegant vegan chocolates are sold. The kitchen is visible behind the counter and the chocolates are available nationwide. The fillings are uncommon, but before pistachio-saffron caramel or chai latte hits your tongue, you have to appreciate the finesse of the silky, 72-percent dark chocolate shell that enrobes each one. They’re modest, bite-size and sell for $3 to $3.25 each. They’re also assembled in preset or custom assortments in the shop or to order online, $14 to $55 plus shipping.
Casse-Cou, 63 East Fourth Street, cassecouchocolate.com.
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