We're excited to announce our newest Colorado Chocolate Box, featuring three of the very best, award-winning, Colorado-made chocolates.
Introducing our newest limited edition collection for Valentine's Day!
Congrats to one of our artisans, Robin Chocolates of Longmont, CO, for being named one of the Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America! You can read the full announcement here.
Some great quotes from the article:
"Our passion is making bold, beautiful and delicious chocolates and pastries, and it is enormously satisfying to be recognized for our work," she says.
"what sets Robin Chocolates apart from the competition is the quality of the chocolate they use, and the care and pride that go into her ingredients. All chocolates and confections are made by hand, using traditional, time-honored artisanal techniques. Autorino works with suppliers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Venezuela that produce GMO-free cocoa powders and additive-free fruit purees and nut butters. Her suppliers also work directly with growers and cocoa plantation owners to ensure her ingredients are produced in a fair trade manner. Robin Chocolates' creations are all-natural and use growth hormone-free dairy products and organic ingredients whenever possible."
"One rule I learned in the military is that precision counts. If it doesn't look perfect and taste great, I won't sell it," she says.
And we'll add that in addition to all this, each chocolate is an individual work of art. Painted with a swirl of luminous color or topped with a delicate gold flakes, every single truffle Robin makes is as gorgeous as it is delicious.
They're available in these Colorado Crafted boxes.
Congrats Robin & team!
One of the first Colorado-made artisanal products we picked up when we started Colorado Crafted was Ritual Chocolate. Oh man, we love their stuff. Tasting these single origin chocolate bars is a lot like tasting wine - the cacao beans from different terriors create very different tasting notes. The Madagascar bar is light and citrusy, the Costa Rica has tasting notes of walnut and blackberry, and the list goes on. Ritual makes 5 different single origin craft chocolate bars at current count!
We were so excited to have the chance to visit their production facilities in Denver recently, check out all their crazy cool chocolate making machinery, and get to know the Ritual chocolate duo.
We asked them a few questions so you could get to know them a bit and learn more about the amazing things they're doing.
From the left: A conveyor belt on an antique piece of European machinery separates the cacao beans from their shells, a chocolate disc, and stacks upon stacks of golden wrapped chocolate bars.
You can find Ritual Chocolate boxes in these curated gift boxes.
Fall is here and the weather has cooled, which means we're able to welcome chocolates back into our gift boxes! Colorado's artisan chocolate scene is thriving, and we're excited to shine a light on the very best of what's being made here today.
One of our most popular boxes, the Blanca Peak Box, was the first chocolate box we brought back. But there's more!
The Maroon Bells box features four artistically rendered truffles, dark single origin chocolate, chocolate covered caramels.
The Mt Evans box is a large and luxurious box that contains a few different chocolates alongside a delightful selection of savory treats.
We're excited about our latest selection of hand-made truffles for this fall! How beautiful are these?
They're made by Robin Chocolate, based in Longmont, Colorado.
View our current selection of Chocolate Gift Boxes here!