Off Piste: Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park

A 600-mile labyrinth of towering limestone in Madagascar's otherworldly forest

by Kelly Phillips Badal The amount of Jurassic-era limestone rising above the trees of western Madagascar’s Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park—hundreds of miles worth of jagged rock—gives the landscape the look of a formidable fortress. Lofty spires, twisted pinnacles and narrow ridges of razor-sharp stones reach up to 150 feet in the air, with deep crevices and caves interlaid within. The world’s largest stone forest …

Patric Chocolate

Eight exciting bars pack flavor spectrums never tasted before

Alan Patric McClure has been in the chocolate business for a decade; after his chocolate tour through France in 2004, there was no turning back. He spent the next two years experimenting with chocolate-making before finally settling on a bar for the birth of Patric Chocolate in 2006. With McClure’s passion for fine chocolate and a small team of equally devoted friends, Patric Chocolate has …

Dandelion Chocolate’s Roasted Cocoa Beans

The San Francisco chocolatier's guilt-free treat for dark chocolate fans

For true chocolate fans, nothing satisfies a craving quite like the rich, earthy taste of cocoa. However the added sugar and calories found in most chocolate bars can take some of the fun out of the treat. San Francisco’s Dandelion Chocolate offers chocolate fans a guilt-free fix with their roasted Madagascar cocoa beans. With no added sugar, dairy, soy or preservatives, the beans are a …