Let's face it, less time battling the crowds = more time getting festive and cozy with all your favorite humans. We've put together a little gift guide to help you swiftly pick out the perfect prezzies, whether from our website or in-store, so you can get serious about getting festive! We're even opening the Boutique at 9:00am from today 'til Christmas Eve so you can shop for your loved ones before downtown gets too crowded, and offering $6 flat-rate shipping on our website to anywhere in the lower 48 (be sure to order by Monday, December 18 for Christmas delivery!).
From December 7-24, our Chocolate Boutique (right next door to the Chocolate Lounge on Pack Square) will open at 9am! Duck in out of the cold for a coffee or hot chocolate and peruse our shelves stocked with books, mugs, our full line of handcrafted confections and our Chocolate Bar Library!
French Broad Chocolates
Cozy and celebratory, these confections draw upon the traditional aromas and flavors that fill our homes as we turn inward for the winter: Peppermint, Eggnog, Champagne, Pecan Pie, Gingerbread and Cranberry. All handcrafted with the finest ingredients (including our bean-to-bar chocolate!)
New For Holiday 2017! A dark chocolate layer is topped with a peppermint white chocolate layer swirled with naturally colored cacao butter and studded with housemade peppermint candy. Packaged in a festive tin, ready for gifting!
From our 43% Milk Chocolate to our single-origin bars from Guatemala, Peru, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Brazil, to our inclusion bars that blend in a bit of heritage malt, coffee or sea salt (all sourced from like-minded friends closeby), to our 100% Cacao bar, we've got something for every palate. And the boxes are so gosh darn pretty they don't even need to be wrapped. Sweet!
Coffee + Chocolate = BFFs
Cacao and coffee are the ultimate compadres; two seeds in a pod. They hail from a common latitude (though cacao prefers lower altitudes). Their post-agricultural processes are uncannily similar: both are seeds of a tropical fruit, fermented, dried at origin, and carefully roasted to bring out their unique flavor profiles. They're both stimulating, and have made an indelible impression on our world culture.
We're perpetually crushing so hard on coffee that we've worked it into several of our offerings: our three-ingredient 70% Coffee bar and our Coffee Toffee with Dark Chocolate & Cacao Nibs both feature beans from Mountain Air Roasting and our Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans are made with beans from Pennycup Coffee Co. - Both headquartered right here in Asheville!