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Our 1:1 with an American Craftsman: Tejas

Every month we work with different craft chocolate makers at standardcocoa.com. Along with tasting lots of their chocolate, we like to learn a little bit more about how they got started on their adventure. American craftsmanship is the future of our economy. Scott and his team are the creators of Tejas Chocolate. This is a story about curiousity and innovation.

What inspired you to create Tejas Chocolate?

Experiencing craft chocolate is what inspired me to start down the road of making chocolate. Once I tried chocolate bars from Potomac, Madre, Mast, Amano, and Askinoise and learned what well made chocolate really can be like, the hook was set and off to the homescale making races I went. Michelle is a gourmet cook at home and spent many years working at a gourmet shop in Panama City, FL. …


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Our 1:1 with an American Craftsman: Potomac

Every month we work with different craft chocolate makers. Along with tasting lots of their chocolate, we like to learn a little bit more about how they got started on their adventure. American craftsmanship is the future of our economy. This is a story about discovery and pursuit.

Ben Rasmussen, founder of Potomac Chocolate, began as a skeptic of dark chocolate.It wasn’t until family members introduced him to it that he quickly converted.

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Fresh chocolate being poured into molds

What inspired you to create Potomac Chocolate?

I was introduced to fine chocolate on December 23, 2009. My brother and his wife had taken a fine chocolate 101 class at Caputo’s in Salt Lake City and did a tasting for us when they were visiting. I was initially very skeptical, having a terrible palate, loving 3 Musketeers bars and was not a fan of dark chocolate. …


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Living the Dream

The United States of America is one of the greatest countries on earth. Scratch that…it’s the best.

Most people take their presence in the US for granted and talk about how Europe is so much more sophisticated, how they really get it on the other side of the Atlantic. …

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Bernard

Citizen of the world. Dreamer. Co-founder @standardcocoa. Chocolate is my passion.

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