sweet tooth

I’m a bit late on the uptake here, please forgive me.

While I was in SF a team of chocolatiers opened up shop in Williamsburg. They called themselves The Mast Brothers.

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… and they are actually the Mast brothers. Now, aside from making some of the best chocolate in NY (from what I hear, and for the price you’d hope so), their packaging is amazing! I could look at it all day. And I could say them same thing about the mast brother themselves… I mean if your into that bearded hipster kind of a thing.

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Now don’t write me off for having some kind of blind chocolate crush, New York Magazine seems to be just as smitten:

This artisanal chocolate factory creates bean-to-bar handmade candy in small batches and sophisticated flavors. Founders Michael Mast and his older brother Rick—two bearded Iowa boys—came to New York to pursue careers in film and cooking, respectively. The pair discovered a flair for chocolate-making at Brooklyn dinner parties (finding later success at local farmers’ markets and boutiques), and turned their creative focus to cacao instead, sourced from small farms in Ecuador, Madagascar, and Venezuela. The space has an unfussy, rustic vibe, modeling exposed brick and overhead beams, an old freight elevator, and a Cyprus wood bar (a hand-me-down from an old-time ice-cream parlor in Pennsylvania), with a soundtrack of bluegrass, classical, and glam rock playing overhead. The brothers produce around ten flavors, from a blend of almond and sea salt to the popular salt-and-pepper bar. Each is wrapped in gold foil and thick Italian paper in vintage-inspired floral, paisley, and patterned prints. Visitors congregate around the long kitchen table to taste their spoils and watch the unhusked chocolate nibs be ground with a stone granite roller.

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Located at 105A N. 3rd St. in Brooklyn, and certainly worth a stop this weekend.

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Comments
3 Responses to “sweet tooth”
  1. Allison says:

    pretty sure they sell this (and other boutique chocolates) at brooklyn larder

  2. rebeccapaull says:

    I’m going to the source!

  3. claire says:

    It is amazing. The pepper flavor sort of changed my life.

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