FRENCH BROAD Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Husband and wife owners Dan and Jael Rattigan are big on things like sustainability and community, so much so that one might expect their chocolate bars to look and taste like they were belched out of a composter and doused in patchouli oil. They don’t. The chocolate bars themselves are excellent. The packaging is both whimsical and elegant, with designs that recall the look and feel of vintage, hardbound books. Upon tasting, it is quickly apparent that French Broad is a company born of love and driven by love.