The Best Dark Chocolate in the World

At Bar & Cocoa we showcase the world's best chocolate makers and award winning dark chocolate bars.

TOP CLASSIC EUROPEAN CHOCOLATE MAKERS

Some of the best regarded classic European chocolate brands in the world are: Valrhona, Amedei, Bonnat, and Francois Pralus.

Valrhona has produced chocolate since 1922, and is recognized and their artisan chocolate is regarded as the gold standard by chefs worldwide. They create unique artisan quality chocolate with consistent flavors.

Amedei is one of the world’s premier luxury chocolate makers and a six time winner of the Academy of Chocolate’s “Golden Bean” award (equivalent to the Academy Award for chocolate makers). Their Porcelana, made with rare beans is the most expensive chocolate bar we carry.

Don't be fooled by Bonnat's simple packaging and chunky 100 gram bars. This 3rd generation chocolate maker refines and makes bars with unreal mouthfeel, a decidedly French style made by adding a generous amount of cocoa butter.

Pralus is another skilled French chocolate maker, with one of the most diverse lines of single origin bars. Their Le 100% is one of the most popular sugar free, pure 100% cocoa bars among our customers.

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THE BEST AMERICAN BEAN TO BAR MAKERS

American craft chocolate is a focus on minimal ingredients (no added vanilla, soy, or heavy cocoa butter). These bars showcase flavors in single origin fine quality cacao. Many of the winners from recent chocolate awards competitions are American. Large but young brands, and small micro-batch craft makers are are being recognized for best chocolate. Here are a few bars that have won awards (and our hearts) for best chocolate in its class.

Best Chocolate: Large Makers

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Best Chocolate: Micro-batch

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TREE TO BAR AND CHOCOLATE MADE AT ORIGIN

We're also seeing superior fine chocolate made at origin. (After all, cacao doesn't grow in America or Europe.) These brands have been garnering accolades and awards. Since they are made at the source, they benefit to the cacao farming communities is greater. Prepare to think of chocolate in a whole new light with these makers.

Chocolat Madagascar is a tree to bar chocolate maker with over 30 different awards for best chocolate. They grow their own fine cacao in Madagascar and produce fresh chocolate from beans in days. The cocoa trees provide a eco-sustainable haven for the rainforest and animals.

Cacao Hunters is a fine craft chocolate maker from Colombia, They achieve sustainability that goes beyond producing the best Colombian chocolate by preserving rare varieties of cocoa production.

Maraná is a Peruvian chocolate company that produces bean to bar chocolate from the finest local cocoa. Their cocoa comes from three regions - Piura, San Martin, and Cusco. All of their ingredients are certified organic.

Belvie Chocolate sources cacao from all over Vietnam, then stone grind and handcraft their chocolate in small batches. Their award winning chocolate also contributes to the preservation of cacao trees in Vietnam.

Auro Chocolate is a Filipino bean to bar company that practices sustainable harvesting cacao directly from Davao farms. Their craft chocolate showcases local Filipino heirloom cocoa varieties.

Best Chocolates Made At Origin

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