Chocolate Show Roundup

Highlights from the Chocolate Show, in NYC until 11/13/2005. Bissinger's has just launched a line of dark chocolate covered seeds and nuts they call Naturals. The Black Sesame Crunch is one of the best things I've tasted recently. Crunchy, savory, handmade…they are high in antioxidants and protein and low in sugar and carbs. The bag disappered within two minutes at CH HQ. Available online and …

Chocolate Vitale Hot Chocolate

We had the opportunity to taste this new hot chocolate from Chocolate Vitale at an Ubercool event the other night. Inspired by the celebrated hot chocolate cafés in Paris and conceived by an American couple from Seattle, this mix is pure chocolate and does not include cocoa powder. Simply melt it in some hot milk and you are good to go. We were impressed with …

Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier

Wondering what to get us for the holidays? Our birthdays? Any days? We're obsessed with the chocolate craft of Pierre Marcolini, an artisian chocolatier in Brussels (with shops in Tokyo, London, Paris and New York). What makes Pierre Marcolini chocolate so good? Like Blanxart they make their own chocolate from scratch, an increasingly rare art. They primarily use Criollo cacao beans grown in Venezuela, considered …