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