K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars

Thomas Keller and Armando Manni's cacao and olive oil sweets

Neither chocolate nor olive oil may be what immediately come to mind when considering the name Thomas Keller—the globally famous chef with three Michelin stars for his NYC restaurant Per Se. And yet, after yesterday’s launch of K+M Extravirgin Chocolate Bars it’s hard to separate Keller’s vision from this exploratory yet precise project. Keller partnered with Armando Manni, a master olive oil maker and a …

Five Wondrous New Chocolates

From camel milk iterations to birthday cake-like explosions

It seems like many of us are on an unending quest to discover new types of chocolate. The applications of cocoa are almost endless and we are frequently stunned to see new ways it’s utilized—especially in trusty old chocolate bar form. The following five sweets struck our fancy and appeased our palates in uncommon ways. Whether it’s an innovative Detroit-made brand, a camel milk blend …

Four Great Euro Chocolates

Exotic bars featuring everything from hints of paprika to dashes of tahini

While there’s nothing wrong with defaulting to your favorite chocolates, a world of innovation and exemplary ingredients exists if you’re willing to explore. On a recent trip to Manhattan’s The Meadow—where they stock 500 types of chocolate—we found two bars that really piqued our fancy, and two elsewhere to match. All of them, crafted in Europe from ingredients drawn across the world, utilize something a …