A flower farm located in the small Whidbey Island town of Langley is a wonder of cacao-themed plants
written by Joni Kabana photos by Chocolate Flower Farm
Chocolate lovers know their hometown favorites and often seek the best chocolatiers in any given town. But do they know that there are plants that look and smell like chocolate?
Tucked away in the state of Washington on Whidbey Island in the small town (less than one square mile) called Langley, a cacao lover can be seduced by the virtues of chocolate in various forms of plants and other delectable delights at the Chocolate Flower Farm.
Started in 2005 with a gardener’s love of dark colored plants coupled with a burgeoning love of chocolate, the farm soon expanded its offerings to include chocolate candles, jams, cocoa body butters, rare edible plants and chocolaty seeds to keep the most discerning chocoholic heart content.
Popular among visitors is the Chocolate Cosmos plant, a deeply rich brown-red colored flowering plant native to Mexico but cultivated at the Chocolate Flower Farm. You can buy your own and take home a plant that smells like chocolate and will produce seeds—a rare find.
When visiting, don’t miss the Farm Store, where you’ll find chocolate candles, chocolate jams and, better, chocolate body products. Round out your purchases with chocolate mint tea and maybe even a beautiful garden tool that makes you feel like you are turning the earth in the eighteenth century.
For more information, see www.chocolateflowerfarm.com or visit the farm at 5040 Saratoga Road in Langley. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.