Reason # 12: The Daily Grind

Next time you see your favorite craft chocolate maker, give him or her a hug. They need it. For them, every single day is a real grind. They have to keep their noses to the grindstone in order to bring you great chocolate. Why? Grinding is an essential process in making...

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On the radio!

Black Mountain Chocolate on the radio!   On November 6, Brent had the chance to chat on the radio with Bob Bowles, host of the NC Wine & Food Radio Show on WZGM 1350 AM Independent Asheville Radio.  For 20 minutes, Brent and Bob discussed the art of crafting fine chocolate,...

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Reason #4: Romancing the Bean

You probably don’t need another reason to love your local craft chocolate maker, but here’s one just in case: his continual quest for great-tasting cocoa beans.  The flavor of chocolate depends largely on the cocoa beans used to make it, so finding beans that express the craft maker’s artistic vision...

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How to taste chocolate

Don't bother if all you've got is one of those industrial chocolate bars from your youth. But if you have had the savvy to acquire some good craft chocolate made from fine cocoa beans, then it's worth spending some time to extract as much pleasure from your investment as possible....

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Reason #17: Cleaning the beans

Why do you love local craft chocolate so much more than the big brands? Lots of reasons, most stemming from the fact that your craft chocolate maker cares enough about you and about her craft to do lots of little things that add up to a big difference. Reason #17...

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