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Bloom

Part science, part art, the process of tempering chocolate requires as much patience and intuition as it does technique. A badly tempered batch results in streaks and striations referred to as bloom.

After pushing through a laborious chocolate-making process, bloomed chocolate is generally an unwelcome sign of failure. Yet, by it’s very definition, I sort of love how hope can be found even in the face of defeat.

 

 

bloom: to flourish or thrive.

 

 

With each new batch, bloom is what we’re striving to avoid in our chocolate and what we aspire to achieve for ourselves as makers. 

Success and failure are two sides of the same coin.

There’s a kind of poetic justice to that, don’t you think?

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

We first proclaimed our infatuation with small batch craft chocolate almost 6 months ago to the day. Since then, we've traveled far and wide tasting our brains out.

From hopping on every chocolate factory tour we could find, to soldiering through bitter test batches in our own kitchen, craft chocolate has proved to be a worthy seductress.