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Mouth-Made High Five Chocolate Bar
Tapping into the familiar notion of a Take5 bar—sporting five salty-sweet layers—Mouth Foods' High Five bar takes all that's deliriously delicious about the original and brings it to the present day. Made in Brooklyn and featuring caramel, pretzels...
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Cacao in E Major: An Immersive Symphony of Chocolate Synethesia
There's a tangible link between a great meal and the sensation of happiness. We are all aware of this. But what can one expect from a feast, or more accurately a food experience, dedicated to stimulating cross-modal happiness first and foremost...
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S'More Roaster
No camping (or staycation) adventure is complete without a fire, and no campfire is complete without s'mores. But sometimes cooking the sweet treat can be difficult, not to mention messy, with skewers and sticks. Essentially three little cages with...
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Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co's Uncommon Artisanal Sweets
Among the many wonders we uncovered at this year's NYC Summer Fancy Food Show, Tennessee's Olive & Sinclair pleased our palates for many good reasons. The chocolatiers and confectioners whip up what they refer to as "Southern artisan treats" and...
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Mouth-Made's Three Debut Chocolates
With all of the time and effort we put into scouting out quality new chocolates, it was quite the relief to find some superb options so close to home. CH favorite Mouth—a hub of independent, carefully selected food and drink items, with a webshop...
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Treehouse Chocolate's Four Drinking Chocolates
Winter may be officially over in the Northern Hemisphere, but that doesn't mean hot chocolate has to disappear from people's radar until temperatures cool again. For some of us, it makes for a viable alternative to coffee in the morning—with some...
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Askinosie Whiskey Dark Chocolate
Former criminal defense lawyer Shawn Askinosie found his second career in chocolate. His family-run Askinosie Chocolate makes bean-to-bar deliciousness in Springfield, Missouri and they have consistently made some of our favorite treats (coLABoration...
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Harper Macaw Chocolate
Entering the burgeoning world of artisanal chocolate with a flourish, Harper Macaw's Washington, DC-made bars capture attention with their kaleidoscopic packaging. We were enticed to open the crisp, colorful boxes but ultimately more pleased to...
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Reserva de la Familia Tequila Truffles
While top-shelf tequila might not be the first thing that comes to mind for a dessert pairing, when it's infused into pure South American deep dark chocolate by LA's Compartes Chocolatiers, the resulting truffles make for an absolute delight. These...
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Chocolate-Covered Malt Balls
For lovers of malt sweets, there's nothing quite as luxuriant (yet, reasonably priced) in the chocolate world as Askinosie's chocolate-covered malt balls. The Springfield, Missouri-based bean-to-ball brand utilizes hand-ladled, melted single-origin...
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Chocolate-Covered Ginger
Made in Brooklyn (and available for fast delivery in NYC) Jacques Torres' chocolate-covered ginger is the snack to nibble on even when you think you can't eat another bite. The slab of candied ginger and dark chocolate combination is rich, but spicy...
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Five Wondrous New Chocolates
It seems like many of us are on an unending quest to discover new types of chocolate. The applications of cocoa are almost endless and we are frequently stunned to see new ways it's utilized—especially in trusty old chocolate bar form. The following...
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Chocolate Love Tonic
Bottlers of everyday wellness, Urban Moonshine makes organic digestive bitters and herbal tonics using ingredients from local, small farms. One of their more interesting offerings is a Chocolate Love Tonic, for those who might want a healthy libido...
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Crunchmallows
We have lots of crushes on chocolate, but our deep romance with these New York-made Crunchmallows chocolate confections ($29) is as strong as it was when we first wrote about them 10 years ago. Crunchy toffee topped with a marshmallow and dipped in...
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CH25: Corinne Joachim Sanon
Even in a town filled with bright structures, Les Chocolateries Askanya stands out. Haitian-American businesswoman Corinne Joachim Sanon converted her grandfather’s summer home in Ouanaminthe, Haiti into a chocolate factory and had it painted like...
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Corinne Joachim Sanon
Even in a town filled with bright structures, Les Chocolateries Askanya stands out. Haitian-American businesswoman Corinne Joachim Sanon converted her grandfather’s summer home in Ouanaminthe, Haiti into a chocolate factory and had it painted like...
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Four Great Euro Chocolates
While there's nothing wrong with defaulting to your favorite chocolates, a world of innovation and exemplary ingredients exists if you're willing to explore. On a recent trip to Manhattan's The Meadow—where they stock 500 types of chocolate—we...
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Cacao Beans from Big Tree Farms
Chocolate lovers know that there's nothing quite like a tasty cocoa bean. The only thing that could make them better: if they came pre-shelled. And that's exactly the case with Big Tree Farms' Cacao Beans. Yes, they offer up plenty of all-natural...
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Creative Combinations from Compartés Chocolate
There's no such thing as too much chocolate. Though single origin bars are an excellent taste experience in the nuances of cocao from place to place, there's something to be said for the inventive and unexpected. Los Angeles-based Compartés Chocolate...
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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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