SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker sources and blends the world's best cacao beans using the highest quality ingredients and a wine-maker's expertise to build layers of chocolate flavor. Our commitment to artisanal chocolate making guarantees consistent quality and taste in every bar from start to finish.
Our Chocolate Flavors
Milk Chocolate Bar — 41% Cacao
With hints of luxurious caramel, our 41% Cacao milk chocolate is as rich as it is creamy.
Milk Chocolate Nibby Bar (Milk Chocolate w/Roasted Cacao Nibs) — 41% Cacao
Our 41% Milk Nibby unites the luxurious caramel richness of our milk chocolate with the delicious and crunchy texture of roasted cacao beans, also known as nibs.
Milk Chocolate with Sea Salted Almonds Bar — 41% Cacao
Roasted almonds with a hint of sea salt add a nutty flavor to the caramel richness of our milk chocolate in our 41% Cacao Milk Almond.
Semi-Sweet Bar — 62% Cacao
With soft notes of citrus and honey overtones, our 62% Cacao Semisweet bar has a perfectly balanced flavor profile.
Dark Chocolate Nibby Bar (Dark Chocolate w/Roasted Cacao Nibs) — 62% Cacao
Our 62% Nibby combines the honey overtones of our semisweet chocolate with the delicious and crunchy texture of roasted cacao beans, also known as nibs.
Mocha (Dark Chocolate w/Freshly Roasted Coffee) Chocolate Bar — 62% Cacao
With great texture and real coffee in every bite, our 62% Cacao Mocha Chocolate bar is made with finely ground Sumatran coffee.
Bittersweet Bar — 70% Cacao
With bright fruitiness and a long, smooth finish, our 70% Cacao Bittersweet bar embodies everything we love about cacao.
Extra Dark Chocolate Bar — 82% Cacao
Like fine red wine, our 82% Cacao Extra Dark Chocolate bar has rich notes of dried figs and a mild peppery spiciness.
An American Artisan: The Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker Story
America's first contemporary artisan chocolate manufacturer, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker set out to craft the richest, most flavorful chocolate by sourcing the best cacao in the world and blending it in small batches using vintage equipment.
SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker was founded in 1997 by chocolate connoisseur Robert Steinberg and winemaker John Scharffenberger. The pair tested multiple combinations before perfecting a unique blend that highlighted the true flavor of cacao instead of masking it with sugar and other flavors. The result is an array of truly distinctive chocolates with balance and complexity — not unlike those found in exceptional wines.
As the first American "bean-to-bar" chocolate manufacturer in over 50 years, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker led this country's contemporary resurgence in artisan chocolate-making. It was also the first chocolate maker to label their chocolate with the percentage of cacao inside.
Today, SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate Maker travels the world to source the finest cacao. We select the best beans from small sustainable farms in fabled cacao-producing countries: Madagascar, Indonesia, Trinidad, Venezuela, Brazil, Guatemala, Vietnam, Grenada, Paupua New Guinea, Bali, Ghana and Peru. Of the more than 150 samples we taste each year, only a select few are chosen to become SCHARFFEN BERGER Chocolate. Beans from each region are picked for their unique flavor characteristics, and our roasting parameters are specially developed for each origin to bring out the best in each flavor. We blend these freshly roasted beans to produce our signature flavors, balanced and complex, highlighting the true, rich flavors of cacao.
This artisan process, honed with a wine-maker's attention to craftsmanship, results in the richest, most flavorful chocolate you've ever tasted.