Forget the Mars Bar in your office vending machine. Chocolate is undergoing some major changes (as highlighted in Details' guide to the American chocolate renaissance). Combinations of bold textures and unexpected flavors (peanut butter and chipotle peppers, anyone?) make for delicious coco bars—both sweet and savory. For the most cultured chocolate aficionados, we present a guide to the best shops in your neck of the woods.
Cacao Atlanta Chocolate Co.__
312C N. Highland Avenue, 866-960-9449
141A Newbury Street, 617-391-0513
__New York City
485 Park Avenue, 212-755-5150
3731 N. Mississippi Avenue, 503-288-4633
One Ferry Building, Shop No. 30, 415-826-2868