29 Sep '11, 8pm

Dark Chocolate News: 10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World Gift Chocolate

Dark Chocolate News: 10 Chocolate Factories to Explore Around the World Gift Chocolate

The word connoisseur is thrown around too easily these days. Knowing how to sniff brandy, aerate your red wine, or distinguish between East and West Coast oysters is simply a matter of taste. Likewise, knowing the joys of nibbling on small squares of 70% dark chocolate with a hint of sea salt does not an expert make. It makes a true appreciator of the finer things in life; it makes a savvy tastemaker. If you’re vying to upgrade from bystander to real connoisseur (from social chocolate-lover to official taste-tester), it’s time to go behind the scenes. Everyone knows by now that Switzerland and Belgium hold proverbial gold medals in chocolate making. And any chocolate-eater worth their weight in… well, chocolate, has likely graduated from the days of Hershey’s and Cadbury to a smaller-batch, fair trade, organic chocolatier by now. But how many serious choco-lovers have vent...

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