Tascala Artisan Chocolate
Taste the magic of our small batch, bean to bar chocolate!
If you have not yet experienced the magic of small batch, bean to bar chocolate, you are in for a treat. You never knew that chocolate could taste so good, and have so much personality. Read on to learn more, and order a few chocolate bars and taste what you’ve been missing!
If you’re already a craft chocolate connoisseur, we are confident you’ll find our chocolate to have world class quality and flavor. Find our chocolate bars here.
Artisan or “craft” chocolate is a movement to produce, enjoy, and appreciate high-quality chocolate. Rather than wolfing down a mass-produced bar, chocolate should be an artisanal food – like wine, cheese and coffee – whose enjoyment can be enhanced with greater education, connoisseurship, and sensory exploration. We seek to highlight the unique characteristics that result from the diversity of cocoa bean origins, cultivars, terroir, processing methods, roasting techniques, and other variables in chocolate preparation.
Artisan chocolate disrupts the more commodity-focused trade of mass-produced chocolates, and prioritizes taste, quality, unique flavor notes, and equitable relationships instead of low prices and standardized flavor.
The craft chocolate industry is relatively young. To put it into context, artisan chocolate is today where specialty coffee and craft beer were in the 1990s–at the cusp of widespread popularity and appreciation.
We use cocoa beans from different origins
We use only fine flavor, free trade cocoa beans from the best growing countries, buying organic wherever possible. These premium cocoa beans are very different from the commodity beans used in mass produced chocolates. You’ll taste the difference right away. Each bean is hand-sorted to ensure only the best ones are used in our chocolate. We then gently roast the beans to bring out their unique flavor notes. We spend a lot of time experimenting to find just the right roast for each cocoa bean origin.
Passion for the process
We love making our chocolate just as much as you’ll love eating it. With a multi-generational family history of chocolatiers, we are passionate about every step in the process of crafting our chocolate. We acquire only the finest cocoa beans directly from trusted, single source producers. We take extra care in sorting, roasting, winnowing, and refining the cocoa beans in small batches to make perfect, silky chocolate. After several weeks of resting to bring out additional flavors, the chocolate is ready to eat! Tempering is an art that puts the chocolate into perfect form to look beautiful and taste its very best. For our chocolate bars, we carefully wrap them in recyclable packaging to be sure they arrive in beautiful condition. Learn more about our process here.
Remember that chocolate is more than just chocolate bars! We are constantly trying our chocolate in new ways, recipes, and products. Coming soon we’ll have single origin, artisan hot chocolate, drinking chocolate, confections, and other treats! Check back often or, better yet, sign up for email notifications and special deals here.
Perfect for any occasion
You don’t really need a reason to enjoy good chocolate but, if you need an excuse, we can help you come up with several. Our artisan, small batch chocolate is a perfect gift for any true chocolate lover (especially for yourself). For Valentine's Day, Easter, birthdays, graduation, Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even just today, our bean to bar chocolates will suit any need, from a luxurious gift to a delightful pick-me-up.
Don’t forget to think outside the bar! Chop up some chocolate bars for the best chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had. Melt some in your favorite drink for a mug of amazing drinking chocolate. Anywhere you use chocolate, our small batch, artisan chocolate will make it even better.