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Escazu Artisan Chocolates is the first bean to bar chocolate company in the South! We are a group of former chefs, and food passionate individuals who are dedicated to making the very best in handcrafted chocolate. We source, roast, winnow, grind and hand mold all of our bars, and confections locally in Raleigh, NC.

Escazu was born out of our travels through Costa Rica in 2005, and in many ways, out of earlier repeated travels throughout Venezuela beginning in 2001. It was during the first trip to Costa Rica that we established a lasting relationship with a model Organic farm. From our very first bean to bar chocolate, we have sourced direct trade, certified organic Costa Rican cacao from this farm. These beans are now also Rain Forest Alliance certified! We routinely return to this farm, both to observe conditions, but also to increase our knowledge of how farm, climate, fermentation and drying all affect the finished chocolate. Chocolate making is a continual learning process for all of us, and in striving to improve our knowledge, we continue to improve our chocolate. All of our fine Venezuelan cacao is grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. We purchase these beans directly, without the use of brokers or intermediary traders, to ensure that the farmers get the highest price for their cacao.

As Escazu Artisan Chocolates begins its 5th year in Raleigh, we want to take the opportunity to thank the community for your support that makes it possible for all of us to do what we love!

Please visit us at our chocolate shop for an ever changing selection of truffles and confections, as well as our hot chocolate bar serving 8 different drinking chocolates, coffee, house made ice cream, and much more!

Description: Thank you for choosing us as the best chocolate confection in the Triangle! Our chocolates are as local as chocolate can get. Hand-crafted in small batches, we source, sort, roast, winnow, grind, age, temper and hand mold all of our chocolates right here in Raleigh. At our on-site retail shop we carry a large selection of house made chocolate confections, a full selection of Escazu and EZCA choco-late bars, Escazu Hot Chocolate and gift items. Our chocolate is also available at selected local stores and online. Visit our website for details.
Best of the Triangle
2012, 2011, 2010 Best Chocolate Confection
2013, Best Place to Buy Chocolate

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