So I have this friend who has recently moved here from the East Coast and wants to try all the tasty Portland things.
Woodblock Chocolate company is one of them, and all I knew of them is that they make great cocoa nibs that I have in my pantry.
But apparently they are a store and you can watch them make chocolate.
We decided that this will be a great post-brunch activity on a Saturday.
I have got to remember not to be such a food snob though.
It is a good quality to have when critiquing food, it is not pleasant when your friend is excited about a new experience or when your friend purchased something you scoffed at a moment ago. It comes off haughty.
So I will have to be more patient and reserve my strict food judgment for this blog. 🙂
Woodblock Chocolate is located in an industrial looking area in SE Portland.
Along with the cocoa nibs, they also have chocolate bars around the 70% dark range, a large $50 chocolate bar, drinking chocolate, pastilles of chocolate and these:
My friend and I both got the pastilles with sea salt, cocoa nibs and chocolate. I also got the chocolate covered hazelnuts.
Woodblock has a few different varieties of chocolates.
The peru, the toasted sesame and the madagascar were the ones out for sampling.
The Madagascar had a deeper dried fruit flavor and the Peru was more bitter. They also made their own chocolate blend with both (also used in the toasted sesame).
I was sad that they were not making chocolate in the morning but that doesn’t mean I am not trying to dig into those purchases right away.