Eat them before they melt: bonbons from a Panama City chocolate store

Panama grows some of the best cacao in Central America. Surprisingly, however, chocolate shops in Panama City are rare.

This gastro-cultural reality may soon be changing. The latest edition of The Panama News contains a piece I wrote about a visit to the Chocolateria y Bomboneria Sebastian in Panama City.

I’m happy to report that my wife and I ate all the bonbons before the tropical sun made a mess of them. But it was close.


About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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3 Responses to Eat them before they melt: bonbons from a Panama City chocolate store

  1. It’s a tough job but someone has to do it!

  2. Diana says:

    Hi Darrin
    Did you get my previous comment on this entry? I’m trying to intern in chocolateries in central america. I will contact Sebastian for sure. Any other suggestions? Thanks a bunch! Loved ur article. Keep on writing

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