The Best Craft Chocolates You've Never Heard Of

Look beyond the usual, big-brand suspects and discover a world of artisanal chocolate makers creating excellent hand-crafted confections around the world. 

Chase Heavener
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Videri Chocolate Factory, Raleigh, North Carolina

On Tuesdays, follow the deep, alluring smell of chocolate to Videri’s Raleigh factory, open since 2011, and you’ll find Sam Ratto roasting cacao beans 23 kilograms at a time. “Roasting is where the flavor is defined,” he says. Videri’s organic bean-to-bar chocolate comes in flavors like sea salt and pink peppercorn along with limited-edition seasonal flavors like strawberry-anise ganache bonbons and a fig-and-goat cheese candy bar. 327 W Davie St.; 919-755-5953; viderichocolatefactory.com.