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Voices: My First Craft Chocolate

A delicious Bonnat bar; photo courtesy Flickr user Lee McCoy

A delicious Bonnat bar; photo courtesy Flickr user Lee McCoy

A few weeks ago I asked you guys to tell me about the first time you tried a craft chocolate bar, and wow, did you! I’ll be publishing one response per week as a new part of Chocolate Today called Voices, so you can see what your fellow chocolate-obsessed peeps think.

Today’s story comes from Sarah Bovagnet, a craft chocolate lover in Brooklyn.

I spent summers at my grandparents house in France, and they always had a cabinet with a stash of chocolate bars in their back-kitchen. I don’t know the brands or if they’d be considered craft, but it definitely wasn’t Hershey’s or any popular names I ever recognized. All the kids would get a couple squares of this chocolate with some good bread for our daily goûter (mid-afternoon snack), but it just wasn’t enough. So when I couldn’t get to sleep until late those first few days I was in town thanks to the time difference, I would sneak downstairs in the middle of the night, sit on the counter top by the cabinet and pull out the bars to try a few different squares. I have very clear (and beautiful) memories of sitting in the dark snacking on this delicious chocolate throughout my childhood.

I think she was eating Bonnat, an awesome French maker that I can't get enough of.

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If you haven’t already sent me your story, please do! And if you have something to say in response to another story, send it along as well. Tell me at megan@chocolatenoise or on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and I’ll include your comments in the next Chocolate Today.

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