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 …

Askinosie Whiskey Dark Chocolate

Boisterous flavor wrapped in a cloth pouch

Former criminal defense lawyer Shawn Askinosie found his second career in chocolate. His family-run Askinosie Chocolate makes bean-to-bar deliciousness in Springfield, Missouri and they have consistently made some of our favorite treats (coLABoration bars and their bean-to-ball chocolate covered malt balls are just a few of them). Extremely transparent about their process, their website is worth a pitstop to learn how they direct trade with …