Chocolate Naive – intense milk

The chocolates form “Chocolate Naïve” are quite particular in many respects. There is their beautiful and uncommon packaging as well as chocolate bar design itself1. It further comes from a place in Lithuania I have never heard of: Giedraičiai. That’s by the way a small town about 40km from Vilnius, but maybe you guys all knew that already? Whatever, the place at least has one gigantic chocolate maker.

Intense milk chocolate from
Intense milk chocolate from “Chocolate Naive” comes in a pretty design

  1. Hence another addition to my collection of beautiful chocolate packaging. []

Do I need chromatography? Or is my palate enough?

Today I just wanted to mention some great chocolate I like. But then I thought, wait! Isn’t that super trivial, or maybe worse: boring?
And what about all this chocolate testing anyway?

Mast Brothers (oh my bearded Brooklyn!)

Mast Brothers is the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker in New York and luckily it’s not in one of those posh neighborhoods in Manhattan, but in the self-proclaimed “hipster capital” of Brooklyn. And like its neighborhood, the Mast Brothers chocolate factory is quite an interesting, friendly place (OK, some hipster-haters1 might not like it so much, but who cares). Their chocolate bar designs, or better their style in general is very pretty. All their chocolate bars are wrapped in beautifully designed paper mostly with very characteristic minimalistic, geometrical layouts.

Mast Brothers and impressions from BrooklynPretty chocolates at the Mast Brothers factory in Brooklyn…

  1. Comments on their chocolate seem most of the time far from objective and are divided into everything-hipster-like-must-be-greats and frustrated hipster-haters []

Taza chocolate

Although the Boston area has certainly several things to offer in terms of chocolates or candy, I will focus only on a small scale chocolate maker that I already heard of quite a while ago: Taza Chocolate.

Taza Chocolate in BostonNot the only interesting-looking old-school machine in Taza’s chocolate factory…