We just received word that much-beloved Kenmore Square chocolate purveyorTemper Chocolates is closing for good on Sunday. Owner Caroline Yeh is moving out West from whence she came to work in the “booming chocolate industry” in the Bay Area. The good news is that from now through the shop’s closing, Temper Chocolates will be having a mega-sale. They’ll be taking 30% off everything: in-store purchases, online orders, even coffee and hot chocolate drinks.
As much as we are generally annoyed by the “new Kenmore Square” (we’re Deli Haus/IHOP/general sketchiness loyalists through and through), we must admit to a fondness for many of its tenants (see also: Eastern Standard). Shockingly, even the prospect of a massive sale isn’t doing too much to assuage our sadness at Temper Chocolates’ passing, and here’s why: Vosges chocolate bars. We’re completely obsessed with these fancy, fancy chocolate bars (most especially the “Naga Bar”: milk chocolate with sweet curry powder and coconut flakes) and Temper has long been the only Boston supplier we know of. Despondent, we called the Vosges hotline. It turns out that the bars are available at Whole Foods, Gourmet Boutique, and, randomly, Winston Flowers. We’re still sad to see Temper Chocolates go, but at least our world is no longer falling apart.