Williamsburg, NY. Arguably the most magical chocolate factory America has to offer: Mast Brothers. Numerous parallels can be drawn from this place – from the Indonesian Criollo beans, to the traditional Aztec-like manufacturing process – I felt like I was at crossroads between familiar cultures. In the past, I have been to numerous Cacao / Chocolate factories, each with its own distinctive style. Mast has managed to encapsulate all these different experiences, under one flagship store.
I highly recommend going there with a chocolate-skeptic, it would greatly reduce the damage to your wallet. For the more adventurous, try out the Organic Red Chili Chocolate bar, you won’t regret it.