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August 11, 2022

Bonajuto Chocolate from Modica

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews An ancient way of crafting chocolate, carried on in Sicily I first heard about the Dolceria Bonajuto in the fall of 2002. Three different food people—all of whose palates I respect enormously—told me about it, independently, within a few weeks of each other. Six months later, I was there to visit. […]

July 8, 2022

Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews 70% Barrel-Aged Askinosie Dark Chocolate Bar It is not all that surprising to realize that so many people in the greater Zingerman’s ecosystem—suppliers and customers—are also, in their own ways, living out their own versions of seventh stories. One obvious example is the excellent work by my friend Shawn Askinosie, along […]

July 8, 2022

Salt & Pepper Peanuts

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Candy Manufactory classic in the making The Candy Manufactory has been quietly making these terrifically tasty peanuts in the background, easy to go unnoticed with all that’s going on in the world at large and in our small corner of it here at Zingerman’s. While the crew at the Candy […]

July 7, 2022

Peanut Butter Crush Bars

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Shaved peanut brittle and dark chocolate make for a world class candy bar An excerpt from my forthcoming list of “Zingerman’s Classics in the Making”: The Peanut Butter Crush bars. If you’ve never experienced one, I invite you to stop by and give one a try. The bar starts with shards […]

July 7, 2022

Wild Juruá Chocolate Bar – New Limited Edition!

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Wild Juruá 70% Bar from the Brazilian Rainforest Every once in a while, in a Zingerman’s world that is filled with special people and special products, something comes along that is so exceptional from start to finish that it grabs my attention at a particularly high level. This newly-arrived chocolate bar, […]

July 7, 2022

Cuna de Piedra from Mexico

Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Amazing artisan chocolate bars by Cuna de Piedra arrive in Ann Arbor The story of cacao cultivation starts something like 1500 years ago, a long way to the south of here, most certainly in Central America by Mayan farmers, maybe even in southern Mexico. This story, for me though, starts in […]

February 12, 2022

Introducing El Navarrico & Monjardin

  El Navarrico is a family business based in Navarra, a region in northern Spain known for its fertile farmland and abundance of outstanding produce. It’s the ideal environment for growing some of Spain’s most iconic vegetables, like piquillo peppers and white asparagus. And for three generations the Salcedo family has been doing exactly that, […]

February 12, 2022

Lâm Đồng Coffee 64% Chocolate Bar from Marou in Vietnam

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews Exceptional quality from an unexpected origin The combination of coffee and chocolate has been around for over four hundred years now. Chocolate came to Europe from the Western Hemisphere after Columbus’ return voyages; coffee arrived from Ethiopia and then Yemen (just across the water) to the south/east. The two were […]

February 12, 2022

Chocolate Cheesecake from Zingerman’s Bakehouse

  Excerpt from Ari’s Top 5 enews A Valentine’s treat you can eat every day! The Bakehouse’s Chocolate Cheesecake may well have some of our most loyal promoters. It only comes around a couple times a year, but when it does, its longtime fans rejoice. Like all of the amazing Bakehouse cheesecakes, this one begins with fresh, hand-ladled […]

January 19, 2022

Introducing Chocolat Moderne

Choice Chocolates Founder Joan Coukos fell in love with old world, handmade chocolates on a life-changing trip to Brussels. She brought two antique molds home with her to Manhattan and started creating chocolates in her kitchen. Eventually, Coukos began taking formal steps to become a chocolatier, leaving her banking career behind. She founded Chocolat Moderne […]

July 1, 2021

Meet the Deli Detail: Chocolate Specialist

Meet the Deli Detail: We’re introducing you to our passionate team of experts. Today’s featured Deli crew members is our Chocolate Specialist Meet the Deli’s Chocolate Specialist When it comes to covetable careers, “chocolate specialist” is a title that’s hard to top. The Deli’s chocolate specialist puts her obsession to work curating the chocolate corner […]