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Patric Chocolate

"Peanut butter and jelly" chocolate handcrafted by a Midwestern bean to bar chocolatier

by Evan Orensten in Food + Drink on 08 February 2011

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Founded in 2006 by Alan "Patric" McClure, Patric chocolate has put the Midwest on the premium confection map. The brand, born from the founder's deep love of chocolate and an influential trip to France, offers a variety of delicious craft-made bars.

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A leader in the artisanal/micro-batch chocolate community, McClure has been involved with the Craft Chocolate Makers of America since its start and is currently serving as its chairperson. Our appreciation of American craft chocolate makers—from the Mast Brothers to Rogue to fellow Missouri-based Askinosie is well documented.

Patric currently offers eight chocolate bars—both blends and single origin, with standouts like the signature 70% blend helping put the brand on the gourmand map. Last year's introduction of the PBJ OMG—dark roasted peanut butter and cacao balanced with natural bursts of berry from the chocolate—manages to pull off the salty-fruity appeal of the classic sandwich in a melt-in-your-mouth form. Marketed for ages "1-120," this bar truly offers something for just about every palate.

The line sells from Patric's online store and select retailers (though the PBJ OMG only for a limited time) starting at $7.

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