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Tallahassee, Florida's only bean to bar chocolate maker. Bringing organic and fair trade chocolate to you.

Hi! My name is Bob and I'm the founder of SRSLY chocolate. Lets talk about chocolate!

SRSLY chocolate, Inc.

SRSLY chocolate is a small bean to bar chocolate maker based in Tallahassee, Florida. Chocolate is a pretty fascinating thing. Its been the currency of empires. We've all swooned over a chocolate bar but not many of us have ever seen a cacao bean. 

At SRSLY chocolate we're pretty serious about our chocolate, but it doesn't start or stop at the chocolate bar. We're committed to using organic and fair trade cacao that has a positive influence on growers and the earth.

How's the chocolate made?

We start with organic & fair trade cacao beans and gently roast them. After roasting, the beans are cracked and winnowed yielding the nib. That's where the good stuff is. The nibs, along with organic cane sugar, are placed in an electric granite stone mill and refined for 12-16 hours until liquid chocolate is produced. After cooling, these blocks of chocolate are aged for a week to bring out more flavor. Finally, the blocks are melted, tempered, molded and packaged. All of this is done by hand. 

The Project

I'm making the transition from a home based business operating under Florida's Cottage Food act to an inspected chocolate factory with increased production. So where's all the money going to go?

  • a super fancy tempering machine
  • three compartment sink and plumbing to get my space up to code
  • a cocoa butter press
  • ...and more

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Making the jump from a home based business to chocolate factory is no small task. The space I'm moving into needs a little work. The big hurdle is licensing and permitting from the Ag department. I will tackle each obstacle and challenge that comes before before me with the same dilligence and care I put into each chocolate bar.

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