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Packaging Update

If you purchased chocolate in the last couple weeks you may have noticed that some of the bars have new packages. We made a few changes to the sizing, text and how we close the packages. I wanted to send you an update and let you know we didn’t change these for change sake. The first reason we changed the overall size of the packages is because we are in the process of creating custom chocolate molds. We want the new bars to be a little thinner without changing the weight so the bars will be slightly wider and taller. Thinner molds will make it easier to snap the bars apart and should speed up our production times. The second reason for an update was that we weren’t happy with how our packages sealed. Folding all the scores, tucking in the small tab and sticking on the clear seal takes a lot of time to do by hand. Plus the silly clear seals either fell off or you couldn’t get them off. To improve this we added a few more scores and changed the tab to lay on the outside with double sided tape. Honestly I think there’s still room…

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New Origin, Piura Blanco 65% Dark Chocolate

  Our newest bar is Pirua Blanco, a 65% dark chocolate from Peruvian cocoa beans. Piura is a northern region of Peru bordering on Ecuador. The beans are a rare Criollo variety with a pale white color ‘Blanco’ when raw.   At 65% dark the chocolate has a semi-sweet honey and plum fruit flavor. The bars are available now in our Findlay Market factory store and in our online store.    

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Drinking Chocolate Mix Now Available

You can now enjoy our popular in-house drinking chocolate at home with 65% Dark Drinking Chocolate Mix! Made from our single origin Ecuador and Peru cocoa beans, this 65% dark chocolate creates the perfect balance of rich chocolate and sweetness. Inside the reclosable bag you’ll find 9 oz. of pulverized chocolate mix-easy to melt and mix at home. Makes approximately six 8 oz servings. Find our 65% Dark Drinking Chocolate Mix online and in our factory-retail shop today.

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International Chocolate Awards 2015

On Monday, June 29th, Scott and I accepted a silver medal from the International Chocolate Awards for our Prohibition Bar, a bourbon 60% dark milk chocolate bar with bourbon smoked sea salt. We are honored to be recognized alongside many of the world’s finest chocolate makers.   “The International Chocolate Awards is an independent competition recognizing excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with fine chocolate. By making consumers more aware of the hard work and craft that goes into the best fine chocolate products, the International Chocolate Awards helps the fine chocolate industry to grow. By helping to identify the best chocolate made with the best cacao, we hope to help chocolate makers, chocolatiers and cacao farmers continue to succeed at producing the world’s best fine cacao and fine chocolate. The judges include a wide range of experts, tasters, pastry chefs, food journalists, bloggers, sommeliers, and chefs from Europe, North America, South America, and Asia.”   We are excited to have won the International Chocolate Award so soon after winning the 2015 Good Food Award. We are very proud to have recognized by our peers especially since we have only been in business for one year.…

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