An insightful article on the fine chocolate industry from HCP Board member, Brad Kintzer:

Taking cues from the coffee and craft beer movements, fine chocolate options are gaining momentum. Brad Kintzer, chief chocolate maker for TCHO Chocolate, helps us better understand this exciting sector.

Until recently, it was uncommon to find double IPA beers in corner dive bars, single-origin cold brew coffee on tap at national chains, and Japanese Kobe beef burgers featured on small town restaurant menus. No one could have predicted the meteoric rise of craft quality foods and the way they have captured consumer’s attention, as well as shelf space in the grocery aisles.