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 …

Compartes Chocolate Bars

A new line of handmade bars reveals the favorite flavors of a passionate chocolatier

As soon as you walk into Compartes in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, you’re hit with the intoxicating smell of chocolate from handmade, tattoo-topped truffles, chocolate-dipped fruit and a new line of bars. The recently redesigned space—sleek and mostly black—provides a sophisticated backdrop for the colorful sweets, and a wide window showcases the chocolate-making in action for passers-by. Compartes’ own Willy Wonka, chocolatier Jonathan …

Dandelion Chocolate

Stunning flavors from a purist bean-to-bar chocolate maker

The continued evolution of the bean-to-bar and new American chocolate movements seems to have spawned bars that range from tasty to grainy. A growing outfit out of the Bay Area has quickly gained a loyal following for their products, which are made with a purist philosophy that has yielded delightful flavor and texture. Dandelion Chocolate was founded by Cameron Ring and Todd Masonis as a …