Note this post was first published as part of my original Blogspot site on 12-2-16.
Bean to bar chocolate from Japan is becoming quite the trend in the chocolate world. In fact, Sweets Escalier, from Japan, made an appearance at the recent NW Chocolate Festival in Seattle, WA.
Pastry chef Tomomi Kaneko, owner of Sweets Escalier in the Japanese city of Niigata, recently turned towards bean to bar chocolate making. Through chatting with an interpreter present I learned that the designs on the chocolate bar labels were also designed by the chocolatemaker, and that there are around “fifty” bean to bar makers already in Japan.