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  • Brewing with Chocolate cacao 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 ingredients finding their way into brewers’ arsenals, because I myself have not yet been bit with the home brewer bug, but I know much of one time-tested ... Read more...
  • Charleston Wine + Food Festival 2014 Chocolate OfferingsEvery 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. Jael and I love doing these events, for some obvious reasons, and others not so obvious. Of course, it gets our chocolates into the hands ... Read more...
  • WE’RE MOVING! Big news for website1Yes, 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 the past month while we waited in heavy anticipation for the bank to give the final Go Ahead. Everyone ... Read more...
  • The Highlights of 2013 French_Broad_Chocolate_1Happy 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 (and everyone here at French Broad Chocolates) are excited for what is shaping up to be the biggest year ... Read more...
  • All About Shipping! shipping cooler for webSo 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 will you receive it? Are there any added costs? These are all great questions, and we get them ... Read more...
  • A very merry, chocolate-covered gift guide IMG_4202It’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 all be found here at the lovely Chocolate Lounge (that counts as work, right? Yeah I think so, too). And while ... Read more...
  • Limited Edition Holiday Collection! IMG_4288  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 truffles, we sought to draw upon the traditional aromas and flavors that fill our home as we turn inward for the winter.  Cozy and celebratory, we hope these chocolates take you back: ... Read more...
  • Local Pickup FAQ lounge in springA helpful list of Frequently Asked Questions about In Store Pickup Read more...
  • Storage and Tasting Suggestions 066We 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 exhale through your nose to fully release the aromatics. Some of the flavors unfold in layers, with the finish lasting ... Read more...
  • Green Dining 4-starWe’re proud to work with the Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute (BRSI) and the Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR) over 2011-2012 to attain our Green Restaurant Association 3-Star Certified Green Restaurant status. We were so pleased to see this fantastic video from Industrious Productions, and to see the coverage of this exciting progress in our ... Read more...
  • Factory & Tasting Room 2_w400_h200_s1_PT0_PR0_PB0_PL0_PCffffffThere’s never a dull moment when you have chocolate in your mouth, and cocoa beans on the brain! Read more...
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