100% Love + Equal Parts OCD

 

 
 

As lifelong artists, everything influences — and is an expression of — our making. From exploring a new country to walking in the wild to crafting small batch chocolate, we are excited to share these adventures with you as we craft and curate our own intentional path.

Our current releases, featuring limited edition dark chocolate bars as well as travel-inspired drawings and paintings, are available for purchase in the shop.

 

 

ART + chocolate? 

While art and chocolate might seem an unexpected pairing, both require curiosity, ingenuity, tenacity and craft. Rather than placing limits on our making, we value the experimentation and discovery from our studio and kitchen in equal measure.

 

 

BUT WHY CHOCOLATE?

To satisfy our collective sweet tooth (tooths? teeth?), we embraced the challenge of making healthy desserts from scratch. One day, after making a batch of dark chocolate almond butter cups (from store bought chocolate chips) we wondered, “Where does chocolate come from?” Uncertain, we took to the internet and discovered that, similar to coffee and craft beer before it, we were in the midst of a chocolate renaissance!

Eager to learn more about what we put in (and on) our bodies, we began to visit makers around the world. Soon enough, we were obsessed with the idea of learning to make chocolate for ourselves.

 

 

and the rest is history...

We made our first batch of bean-to-bar chocolate in early 2014 and are currently one of only two bean-to-bar makers in South Carolina. Inspired to be part of this new generation of makers, we are in passionate pursuit of crafting delicious small batch chocolate using only natural ingredients and the best direct trade cacao in the world. We roast, refine and age from our home-based kitchen then sign and number each bar. We release 3 to 4 limited batches per year and, once an edition sells out, it is gone for good.

 

 

partners

Our happy place is making chocolate that we want to devour. Once we select our cacao beans, we then choose inclusions (if any) that complement or highlight the natural flavors found in the cacao. We often explore new regions of the world for inspiration but it’s also very important for us to partner with local makers. Releases have proudly featured collaborations with:

Pure Intentions Coffee (Charlotte, NC)
Free Range Brewing (Charlotte, NC)

Bulls Bay Saltworks (Charleston, SC)
Dover Vineyards (Concord, NC)

 

 

how can i buy / sell your chocolate?

Our inventory (both art and bars) is limited but we’re all about sharing some Batch love with
savvy retailers that enjoy our work. Please hit us up if you are interested in carrying our products.
In the meantime, visit our favorite Charlotte shops to buy your bars:

Covet Atelier
Free Range Brewing
Not Just Coffee — Atherton
Subsecreto

 

 

WHAT ARE MY SHIPPING OPTIONS?

Orders are shipped via USPS First Class or Priority Mail and take 2–3 days. Cost depends on the weight and destination of your order. To determine cost, simply add an item to your cart and shipping will be calculated prior to check out.

 

 

DO YOU SHIP CHOCOLATE WHEN IT’S HOT?

During warmer months, or to warm climates, we recommend the “HOT! HOT! HOT!” shipping option at checkout. To help minimize melting, bars will be packed with reusable, recyclable gel packs and a naturally compostable insulation layer. Please note, temperature fluctuations can still cause the chocolate to bloom resulting in a cloudy surface and slightly altered texture. While the bars may not retain their smooth, shiny finish, the chocolate is still safe to eat. Simply let the bars return to room temperature and enjoy!

 

 

WHATS NEXT?

Everything, all at once, forever more. Until then, check out Learn or get to know Batch duo, Tamara + Zan...