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CH Editions: Dandelion + Snarkitecture Break Bar
This year we paired SF's Dandelion Chocolate with NYC design studio Snarkitecture to create a chocolate bar that would play to their talents. The resulting Break Bar is made from 70% Belize beans, and is formed in Snarkitecture's signature broken slab...
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Chocolate Skateboards + DQM + Mast Brothers
Since its humble beginnings as a sister company to Mike Carroll and Rick Howard's Girl Skateboards, Chocolate has grown into one of the more influential brands in skateboarding's surrounding culture. Now 20 years later, with legends like Gino Iannucci...
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Jackson Pollock Chocolates
Chocolate and art might be two of life's most enduring superfluous pleasures, and Mexican design group Unelefante marries the two impeccably. The Pollock Chocolates come in a set of three bars of 54% Colombian cacao, handpainted with Jackson Pollock...
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Doisy & Dam Chocolate
It doesn't take much to convince us to eat more chocolate, but London's Doisy & Dam have taken the already heart-healthy treat and chocked it full of some of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. Starting out with a 74% organic dark chocolate...
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East Van Roasters
Just a short walk from Vancouver, BC's historic Gastown neighborhood lies East Van Roasters. Situated in the city's Downtown Eastside neighborhood, the airy facility fills the surrounding blocks with a nutty, toasted scent. The recently opened non...
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BETA5 Chocolate
When CH was in Vancouver, BC for TED week, a friend's recommendation resulted in a pitstop at the BETA5 chocolate and pastry shop. While it's a bit out of the way in an industrial area, the line stretched out the door and we managed to nab some of...
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Colt's Bolts
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Peanut Cocoa Butter
From all-natural peanut butter cups to almond butter spreads, we're always on the lookout for a tasty iteration on the classic American staple. Our most recent discovery is Peanut Cocoa butter from Big Spoon Roasters. Made in North Carolina from...
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Honest Chocolate
Anthony Gird and Michael de Klerk make Honest Chocolate right in the back of their Cape Town shop, dutifully stirring, molding and wrapping it all by hand. The duo's raw, organic cacao confections have become quite legendary both in town and abroad...
Cape Town
Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most majestic metropolises on Earth. South Africa's Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with...
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CH Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers
This time of year, showering friends, family, colleagues and your favorite bodega owner with thoughtful gifts is a congenial way to show your appreciation. More than simply a token stocking stuffer, the below items culled from the Cool Hunting gift...
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Soma Chocolatemaker
There's something about cold weather and comfort food that go hand-in-hand and any excuse to enjoy more chocolate is a welcome one, so it was a pleasure to indulge in some of the best from Toronto's SOMA Chocolatemaker. Opting for small-batch production...
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Patric Chocolate
Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for...
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Idilio Origins Chocolate
For a country with such a storied history in chocolate, Switzerland has little to show for new players in the cacao game—that is until Niklaus Blumer and Pascal Wirth decided to follow their passion for dark chocolate and the time-honored Swiss...
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Dandelion Chocolate
The Mission is one of San Francisco's most beloved restaurant areas, serving up organic experimental cuisine and specializing in the hardy and eclectic. Given the popularity of some of it's more famous foodie havens, many SF residents look past some...
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The Bar Collection by Zoë's Chocolate Co.
Third generation chocolatiers, the three founders of Zoe's Chocolate Co. also happen to be siblings, and such a tight knit familial collaboration lends itself to such stunning chocolates. Zoë and Pantelis manage various business aspects while also...
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Dandelion Chocolate's Roasted Cocoa Beans
For true chocolate fans, nothing satisfies a craving quite like the rich, earthy taste of cocoa. However the added sugar and calories found in most chocolate bars can take some of the fun out of the treat. San Francisco's Dandelion Chocolate offers...
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Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat
Marou, Faiseurs de Chocolat is appealing at first for its sweet packaging, but even more so for what's inside. Two French chocolatiers, whose names together make Marou, created the first "bean to bar" single-origin chocolate company in Vietnam after...
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Revel Chocolates
Vermont's Lake Champlain Chocolates add a bold punch to their handmade truffles by infusing them with WhistlePig Straight Rye Whiskey, George Howell Espresso, Vermont Creme Fraiche, chipotle and cinnamon.
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Sweeteeth Chocolates
Admittedly, we were first seduced by Sweeteeth's irreverent packaging for their "Call of the Wild" port wine caramel chocolate bar, but once unwrapped it became immediately clear that the contents inside were also worth a healthy drool. While...
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Chunky Love
Chunky love is a collection of four delectable bars from Brooklyn's Fine & Raw chocolatiers. Included in the sample pack are truffle, scotch, coconut and almond flavors packed between high-quality beans sourced from Ecuador.
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Best of CH 2012: Booze + Snacks
We ate and drank the best of 2012 and plan to do the same in 2013. This is the heyday of the gourmand, with everyone everywhere experimenting with ingredients and looking to explore the final reaches of the food-obsessed revolution. Below you'll find...
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CH Gift Guide: Coffee Culture
We're coffee fanatics all year-round, but as winter approaches and the waning daylight makes it harder and harder to get out of bed, what could be better than giving the gift of the perfect pick-me-up? Suitable for bean enthusiasts and casual sippers...
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Compartes Chocolate Bars
As soon as you walk into Compartes in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, you're hit with the intoxicating smell of chocolate from handmade, tattoo-topped truffles, chocolate-dipped fruit and a new line of bars. The recently redesigned space...
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