Enjoy this post by our Purchasing Lead Sue – the lady in the know about all the good stuff coming up:
It’s the time of year when all of our thoughts turn to love. My love this year is for two wonderful men that make the best chocolate in the world: the Mast Brothers out of Brooklyn, New York. ‘Two men’ you say?
Well, to be honest, I am in love with the chocolate they produce. That was my first attraction. I instantly adored the packaging of the sample bars they sent our way: each bar is wrapped by hand in the most beautiful paper that makes you feel like you are in for a big treat. The first bar I dove into? Sea Salt. It was incredible. I relished each bite. They sent me several more bars and I handed them out (sparingly, mind you, with these treasures) to co-workers. We all fell in love.
A month later, they let me know they were visiting Iowa City, their hometown. Yes, these gentlemen are from Iowa City! West High graduates. I got to meet not just the Mast brothers in person, but their entire family. It was great to sit and talk with them and hear about their love for all things chocolate, how they transformed their craft, and how they keep evolving it. I was on cloud nine.
These two Iowa City guys took something they believed in and made it amazing. What’s not to love?
Look for the Mast Brothers’ beautiful, handcrafted treasures at New Pi later this week, just through Feb. 17. Don't miss out!
New Pi Purchasing Lead