As I was wandering on the streets in Brooklyn the other day I remembered that the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory is in the neighborhood and I decided to stop by and check their stuff out, mainly because I think they have the coolest product packaging on the market.
Rick and Michael Mast are from Iowa, but they blend perfectly in the Williamsburg landscape, where they started making chocolate in 2007.
As soon as you get in someone asks you if it’s the first time visiting the factory and then they are offering you an insightful look into the company’s existance and chocolate making process.
They are using cocoa beans from trees grown on small family farms, roasting them differently depending on the beans origin and grinding them slowly using a stone, after a Maya tradition.
No wonder Mast Brothers is Jared Leto’s favorite chocolate.
So give it a try but beware: chocolate is addictve. Enjoy responsibly!