MS 4: Ritual Chocolate

Please join us in tasting the Peru Marañón 75% bar.

Ritual Chocolate was founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies and is based in Park City, USA. The company makes small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate by hand using classic European methods, and offers single-origin chocolate from Belize, Peru, Ecuador and Madagascar, as well as drinking chocolate and cacao nibs. In this episode, Robbie tells us how the grinder would keep them up at night when he and Anna began Ritual in their Boulder apartment, details the checklist they use when choosing a cacao origin, and shares a great story about the farmers behind the bar we taste in the show.

For more information on Ritual, read this post by our colleague Antonella Trombella or head to their website (, and use code “slowmelt” for a 20% discount on all products, including the Peru Marañón 75% bar, from now through October 15, 2017. You can also purchase an exclusive bar bundle, including all nine bars featured in the Makers Series, at Chocolopolis (in the U.S.; use code “slowmelt” for a 15% discount), and find most of the bars in a subscription box by Bean Bar You (in Australia).  

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