Mast Brothers single origin dark chocolate bar – Madagascar

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,…

Mast Brothers single origin dark chocolate bar – Papua New Guinea

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…

Mast Brothers Chocolate in Hipster Land

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…

Artisanal Candies in Brooklyn

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…

Chocolate-related gift guides (hint hint)

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…