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In our series, “A Sense Of Place”, we will introduce you to some of the regional farmers, growers and producers who supply us with the ingredients we use to make our chocolate, confections and pas... READ MORE

Dearest Lovebirds, Valentine's Day is just around the corner. We've put together a little guide to help you pick gifties for all  your sweeties! Order by midnight on February 5th to make sure y... READ MORE

In our series, “A Sense Of Place”, we will introduce you to some of the regional farmers, growers and producers who supply us with the ingredients we use to make our chocolate, confections and pas... READ MORE

In our series, “A Sense Of Place”, we will introduce you to some of the regional farmers, growers and producers who supply us with the ingredients we use to make our chocolate, confections and pas... READ MORE

Chocolate for everyone! From Thanksgiving through New Year’s, we’ve got something for everyone on your list. Here’s a little inspiration to help you put together a very special, soul-nourishing ... READ MORE

  What is your position and how long have you worked for French Broad Chocolates? I’m a chocolate maker, I’ve been here almost 2 years, but before that I was a chef for 8 years.  Befor... READ MORE

In honor of the fathers and caregivers who work steadily to ensure their children feel supported, heard and cared for, we're giving away a 12 piece Bourbon & Beer Collection)! This seasonal, li... READ MORE

In our new monthly series, “A Sense Of Place”, we will introduce you to some of the regional farmers, growers and producers who supply us with the ingredients we use to make our chocolate, confect... READ MORE

What is your position and how long have you worked for French Broad Chocolates? I’m a Pastry Cook - I make the ice cream and liquid truffles- I’d never done those specific things before sta... READ MORE

Name: Emilja Tokarski How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? Just over a year. What is your position here? I am a shift lead for the front of house in the lounge. It's my respon... READ MORE

Employee Spotlight: January

 Name: Melvin McKinney How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? Since May 8th. What is your position here? I am a dishwasher. I bus tables, I put dishes away, I always talk to pe... READ MORE

The Day I fell in Love With Chocolate.  By: Jael Rattigan It was a cold, fall day in Minneapolis, Minnesota, City of Lakes. I was in my tiny, blue kitchen in my very own house - the one I bought af... READ MORE

Employee Spotlight: December

Name: Holly Martin How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? 3.5 years! What is your position here? I am the shipping and wholesale accounts manager. I oversee the shipping departm... READ MORE

Holiday Gift Guide!

  I'm not sure about you, but, I've been waiting around this year for the season to arrive. I've checked the radio stations for Holiday music and my lights have been sitting in anticipation of... READ MORE

Name: Emilja Tokarski How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? Just over a year. What is your position here? I am a shift lead for the front of house in the lounge. It's my respon... READ MORE

Name: Sarajane Case How long have you worked for French Broad Chocolates? About 9 months. What is your position here? I’m the Marketing Manager. I run our social media, take photos, write b... READ MORE

Name: Thuy Nga Vu How long have you worked for French Broad Chocolates? In October, it will be 6 years. What is your position here? I'm the General Manager at the Chocolate Lounge. It's somethin... READ MORE

I don't know if social media has informed you yet, but, FALL IS COMING! To say that the world of the internet is excited, would be an understatement and I can't blame them. I, for one, am smitten with... READ MORE

It was August 23, 2003, my little brother's wedding day.  It is with pink in my cheeks that I admit I was feeling confident, beautiful, and happy.  The reason I feel slightly embarrassed to share th... READ MORE

I've mostly been of the opinion that fate is what you make of it. That what comes easy isn't usually as valued as that for which you had to put in considerable work. But there's no denying, when I lo... READ MORE

Name: Evan Ackerman How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? It has been three years now. What is your position here? I am a chocolate maker as well as the tour curator. Where are yo... READ MORE

It must have been Spring, 2007.  Dan and I were about to call it quits with this whole chocolate business.  We had given it our best shot (hadn’t we?):  moved to Asheville, bought a house, built ... READ MORE

Hi there chocolate lovers, I (sarajane) was lucky enough to sit down with the lovely Tara Jensen of Smoke Signals Baking and work on this post with her. Astrology has been a hobby of Tara's for some t... READ MORE

We're happy to introduce our newly available bean-to-bar milk chocolate.  We hand craft it with 45% cacao, which means it's a lot richer and less cloying than many commercially available milk chocola... READ MORE

  Name: Victoria Lovell How long have you worked at French Broad Chocolates? Two years in October What is your position here? Front of house chocolate rep at the factory. I'm the first person... READ MORE

Name: Brett Wyatt How long have you worked for French Broad Chocolate Lounge? Close to 2 years. What is your position here? Front of House Floor Manager. I make sure people are happy, customers and ... READ MORE

Here at the lounge we have a few heavy hitters, the stars of the show that everyone knows to order or that quickly catch the attention of your eye or your taste buds. Don't get me wrong, I think every... READ MORE

Name: Lauren Stickels What is your position at French Broad?  I am currently the Human Resources Director My job is to assist in staff development by sourcing the best people for open positions i... READ MORE

It gives me great pleasure, and more than a little relief, to finally herald the opening of our outdoor dining area. Part of the original design of the new Pack Square location of our flagship French... READ MORE

Dearest mothers, husbands, sons & daughters; This chocolate collection has been wedged in my brain for about four years now, and I am thrilled it is finally being birthed.  The concept is simple... READ MORE

Name: Sara Castillo   What is your position at French Broad?  I'm the Assistant Pastry Chef. My job involves pastry production as well as overseeing kitchen staff and quality control. I work... READ MORE

Liquid Truffle Recipe

Hello, chocolate lovers! We hope that the week has started out beautifully for you. Ours is rich and sweet and full of all sort of beautiful chocolate goodness. Since it's started out on such a posit... READ MORE

This company really is a house made out of a foundation of creative, hard-working, and dynamic individuals. It seems only natural to give you all a chance to learn a little something about them. That... READ MORE

Last year, we gutted the ground floor of the Legal Building in historic downtown Asheville, a space that has housed a bank for over a century.  Within this empty shell, we would pour our hearts into ... READ MORE

Pots de Creme Recipe.

Did you know that Pots de creme (pronounced Po-de-Krehm) is traditionally a French dessert custard that dates all the way back to the 17th century? It's also one of the most popular desserts we have i... READ MORE

When I started working at French Broad Chocolates, the very first thing I noticed was how person focused everything is. This company really is a house made out of a foundation of creative, hard-workin... READ MORE

Walking through the city today there was magic in the air. I'm not sure if it was the fact that Valentine's Day comes early when you work for a chocolate company, or if I was simply catching the love ... READ MORE

With Valentine's Day right around the corner and the chilly weather keeping us happily snuggled up with our loved ones, we thought it would be helpful to share an online gift guide for your shopping p... READ MORE

Holiday Gift Guide

Happy December 15th, chocolate lovers! The holidays are upon us, and if you're like me, you may still have some serious gift shopping to complete. So, in the hopes of providing ideas and inspiration ... READ MORE

Chocolate + Milk

Happy Holidays, Chocolate Lovers! Some of you may have heard of French Broad Chocolates' newest addition, Chocolate + Milk. If you haven't, you may be wondering why I keep talking about it on Faceboo... READ MORE

Factory Update

This summer has been packed with events for French Broad Chocolates. In addition to construction heating up at the upcoming Pack Square location, the Factory & Tasting Room received two hefty impo... READ MORE

A few weeks ago, Dan and I enjoyed the most excellent adventure to Nicaragua. Our destination was Matagalpa, land of many varieties of ancient criollo and trinitario cacao, and home to Cacao Bisiesto,... READ MORE

The Big Day

Everyone has a favorite cake at Chocolate Lounge, so what's yours?  Maybe it's the dense Highland Mocha Stout Cake with rich coffee buttercream and chocolate shavings. Or perhaps it's the decadent... READ MORE

Brewing with Chocolate

Beer takes an ever-expanding number of infusions, inclusions, and featured ingredients. Y'all know what I'm talking about. Watermelon beer, anyone? I cannot speak authoritatively about the panoply of... READ MORE

Every autumn for the last four years, we have spent a lovely weekend communing with like-minded, sustainability-focused eaters, drinkers, and makers in Chapel Hill at TerraVITA Food & Wine Event. ... READ MORE

WE’RE MOVING!

Yes, you've probably heard the rumors, but now it is official: French Broad Chocolate Lounge will be moving to 10 South Pack Square!  Phew! It has been hard not to shout this from the rooftops for th... READ MORE

The Highlights of 2013

Happy 2014, everyone! Okay, so yes, it's over a week into the New Year, but I believe it can't really begin until the milestones from the previous year have been highlighted. So, while Dan and Jael (a... READ MORE

All About Shipping!

So you've decided to order online and can't wait to dive into that box of chocolate goodness. But wait, how are you going to get that box of truffles to your house when you ordered online? And when wi... READ MORE

It's December 10th. December 10th! And if any of you are like me, you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet (or, um, started it at all). So today I began brainstorming ideas for gifts that could... READ MORE

  Welcome back... Holiday Collection!     Celebrate the holidays and ring in the new year with our holiday collection of chocolate truffles.  In the following six seasonal truffle... READ MORE

Local Pickup FAQ

What? Selecting this option upon checking out allows you to purchase your favorite chocolate truffles, caramels, brownies, and chocolate bars online to be picked up at the French Broad Chocolate Loun... READ MORE

We encourage you to taste in at least two bites. Notice as your first impression gives way to a more complete picture. Close your eyes and inhale deeply. Coat your whole mouth with chocolate, and exha... READ MORE

Green Dining

Asheville, one of the greenest dining destinations in the world We're proud to work with the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute (BRSI) and the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) o... READ MORE

Factory & Tasting Room

note: for wholesale inquiries, please email dan@frenchbroadchocolates.com There's never a dull moment when you have chocolate in your mouth, and cocoa beans on the brain! Our lives are full of lov... READ MORE