Shopping at a chocolate boutique, trying to find new treats for the house, I saw this colorful wolf staring at me. I cautiously approached it and to my relief, it was a chocolate bar. I picked the bar off the shelf and the feel of the packaging caught my attention right away, it felt super smooth like it belonged in my hand. The taste definitely didn't disappoint either. I became an OmNom fan.
The early craft chocolate or "bean to bar" movement makers were primarily from the United States, Dick Taylor, Raaka, Dandelion Chocolate, and Fruition Chocolate Works just to name a few. The movement to control the full process from bean to bar and to create deliciously crafted chocolate in small batches started to slowly spread across the world. You can now find makers in almost every country.