Gourmet Chocolate Made in Our Own Backyard

Gourmet Chocolate Made in Our Own Backyard

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the taste and scent of chocolate is without a doubt on your mind. According to CNN online, American's purchase more than 58 million pounds of chocolate in the days surrounding Valentine's. Why? Because it's delicious!

This year, instead of surprising your sweetheart with the typical heart-shaped box of chocolates you can purchase in any grocery or drugstore, how about something a little bit sweeter...literally?

Let us introduce you to Videri Chocolate Factory, a bean-to-bar homemade chocolate-making company that lies in the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh.  Opened in December 2011 by a husband and wife who share a passion for chocolate, the factory is only the second of its kind in North Carolina (both companies happen to be located in Raleigh!) and business is booming.

Our State magazine featured Videri in its February issue. In the article by Andrea Weigl, she explains what sets a bean-to-bar company apart from other chocolate-making entities: "Most companies that make chocolate bars or candies buy premade chocolate. But bean-to-bar companies source cacao beans, roast them, and turn them into chocolate for bars or confections. By controlling the process, these artisan makers can produce more nuanced chocolate..."

Videri offers a gourmet selection of chocolate, from milk and dark chocolate to more out-of-the-box flavors like peppermint and pink peppercorn, and even some seasonal flavors like blood-orange ginger ganache and sugar plum ganache. 

There are two ways to purchase Videri chocolate:

1. Online

2. At the factory (Highly recommended as you'll get more of a selection in the retail space, AND you can go on a tour to see the factory's chocolate-making process!)

Either way, you won't be disappointed with the phenomenal flavor Videri creates. Andrew Ullom (as stated in Our State), pastry chef at Poole's Downtown Diner, can vouch for this as he uses Videri chocolate to make his special mocha pots de creme, blackout cake and chocolate marquise cake. Yum!

See the links below for additional sweet treat ideas that may be closer to home!


Miel Bon Bons: Bakery & Artisan Chocolates

Chapel Hill & Hillsborough

I Love Healthy Chocolate

Carolina Confectionery Company

Matthew's Chocolates

We hope we've given you a novel Valentine's Gift idea. If you didn't have chocolate on the brain before, we're betting you do now!



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