Charlemagne Chocolates

Belgian chocolatier Charlemagne makes a line of chocolates notable for their flavors (such as Hemp, Ginger and Green Tea) and their long thin bar shape. Using a patented process, owner Denise Courant Bellefroid infuses essences from fruits, flowers, coffee, tea and spices into the cocoa in the renovated farmhouse (where the company's namesake was born) that houses the business. We sampled two bars from Charlemagne's …

Marmite Guinness

I realize the above image could make some people feel physically sick, but I've personally acquired both these most difficult of tastes, and I'm licking my lips at the prospect of a collaboration. You'll probably know about Guinness, but for those of you who aren't familiar with Marmite, it's a nutritious, vegan-friendly, British foodstuff originally made from the yeast left over by the beer-brewing process. …

Lopez Echeto’s Canary Island Chocolate Banana Bites

Detours, accidents and mishaps are often the source of the unexpected. Luis Lopez Echeto Sr., scion of the nearly 120 year old Confiteria La Suiza company, made a stop in the Canary Islands on his way to the U.S., where he intended to immigrate. He never made it to the States, and instead started making chocolates inspired by the local flavors that surrounded him. For …