When I was first introduced to craft chocolate, one of the early chocolate bars I tasted was Marou's Dak Lak 70%, the bar instantly became one of my favorites and can be found in my stash at all times. After tasting the bar, I read about Marou's origins and was intrigued. Not many chocolate makers use Vietnamese cacao and there is even fewer Vietnamese bean to bar chocolate makers. I reached out to Samuel and was ecstatic when he accepted to participate in our interview.
June is the official start of summer, it's time to go to the beach, enjoy the outdoors and visit wineries. If you live near a wine region you know how much fun wine tours are. I mean who doesn't enjoy sampling wine for an afternoon? What makes sampling wine all afternoon more enjoyable is paring it with delicious fine artisanal crafted chocolate.