Sarah Ali was working hard to get her new shop ready for the Grand Opening when I stopped by the new Moroccan themed establishment tucked away down Highway 6 in Sugar Land’s Highlands Square. In this small storefront I found an enthusiastic woman excited about her diverse interests and her store’s unique offerings.
Upon entering Chamak, you find custom blended organic mineral cosmetics on one side of the store and a glass case housing an array of confections on the other side. You aren’t sure whether you have entered the workspace of an artist or a mad scientist. After tasting the chocolates, you realize that she may be a bit of both.
Sarah’s chocolates feature the exotic Indian-Pakistani and South Korean flavors of her own mother’s cooking which originally inspired the love of the culinary arts in her. Her gourmet confections are handcrafted from high quality chocolate which she sources from multiple origins and then pairs with a variety of delectable south Asian and Mediterranean flavors. In addition to the custom cosmetics and the artisanal chocolates and confections, the shop also sells hot cocoa and tea and other traditional Indian sweets.
Sarah’s services also include setting up chocolate tasting tables for private events and teaching classes from the beginner to the professional level in her chocolate school. Sarah is bubbly and energetic with a lot to offer to the community. She is proud to support the Fort Bend Women’s Center through her work at the Girlfriends Giggle fundraiser. Learn more at www.chamakchocolates.com
(This was a preliminary draft for a feature for the third issue of Edible Houston)