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Mast Brothers single origin dark chocolate bar – Madagascar

April 4th, 2014 by Rosa

Today’s the last of the three Mast Brothers single origin chocolate bars, the Madagascar, that I bought at Cocoa Cinnamon, a local coffee shop. I reviewed the Belize last Friday, and the Papua New Guinea on Monday. Wrapper description: “This organic cacao is sourced from a single farm in Madagascar’s northwest coast. Bold, with notes of blood orange, raspberry, […]

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Mast Brothers single origin dark chocolate bar – Papua New Guinea

March 31st, 2014 by Rosa

Here’s the second of the three Mast Brothers single origin chocolate bars, the Papua New Guinea, that I picked up at my local fancy coffee shop, Cocoa Cinnamon. I reviewed the Belize last Friday, and I’ll review the Madagascar this Friday. Its wrapper description: “After harvest, these beans are uniquely smoked. This post-fermentation process imparts incredible flavor; think […]

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Mast Brothers single origin dark chocolate bar – Belize

March 28th, 2014 by Rosa

I’ve written about Mast Brothers Chocolate in several news posts on the blog, but this is my first time reviewing their wares. Mast Brothers is based in NYC, so I hadn’t been able to try them until now – thanks for carrying amazing chocolate bars, Cocoa Cinnamon! I picked up three of their single origin […]

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Mast Brothers Chocolate Advice

November 14th, 2013 by Rosa

The NY Times Recipe Lab recently featured the Mast Brothers discussing chocolate – they’re certainly qualified experts! The NY Times column also has a printed recipe for chocolate caramels. The video they made is embedded below.

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Mast Brothers Chocolate in Hipster Land

May 14th, 2013 by Rosa

The NY Times recently ran what I thought was an unnecessarily snarky but pretty funny takedown of Williamsburg’s hipster culture. At one point, he visits the hipster chocolate haven that is the Mast Brother’s Chocolate showroom: “Great food wants a great dessert, so I hied myself to the showroom of Mast Brothers Chocolate, a lodestar […]

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Have the Mast Brothers met their match in the Berley Brothers?

April 26th, 2012 by Rosa

Brooklyn’s Mast Brothers may have tremendous old-timey beards, but I think the Berley Brothers at Philly’s Shane Confectionary, along with their traditional candy making recipes, may give them a run for their money. Via Chow.com. Below photo from their Facebook page.

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Mast Brothers Chocolate Video

August 19th, 2010 by Rosa

Via Serious Eats, a neat video about the Mast Brothers, artisanal chocolate makers in Brooklyn. The Mast Brothers from The Scout on Vimeo.

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Artisanal Candies in Brooklyn

April 24th, 2012 by Rosa

New York Mag has a long write-up about the artisanal food movement in Brooklyn. They’ve got a hilarious description of the Mast Brothers: “But if the Masts are Luddite chocolate-makers, they’re also figures in a very contemporary caricature. More than anyone else in the New Brooklyn artisan movement, they exemplify to an almost implausible degree […]

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Chocolate-related gift guides (hint hint)

December 22nd, 2009 by Rosa

Serious Eats has put together a gift guide for chocolate lovers. In other gift guide news, Vosges makes another appearance in Chow’s annual Winter Gift Guide. The folks at Chow.com are clearly big Vosges fans – or at least big fans of receiving Vosges as gifts (exhibit A, B, C, D). Hey Chow, Vosges is […]

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More places for chocolate in NYC

March 3rd, 2009 by Rosa

Via the NY Times Dining Section, a piece about Brooklyn DIY foodies, some of whom make their own chocolate, and a blurb about the chocolate boutiques Bespoke and Gilt.

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