Great Gifts on a Budget: Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates (my favorite bar is No 2 - Dark Spice and I LOVE his Venezuelan Spice Drinking Chocolate). I'm lucky to live in the city where Christopher has his main base of operations -- Kansas City.
The Intrigue Chocolate Co. is a #Seattle based artisan #chocolate company fascinated by flavor exploration. Their look is as sophisticated and raw as their cocao.... symbolism matters. http://pinterest.com/intriguechocola/
Fran's Chocolates - Seattle, WA: Renowned locally for its European-style artisanal chocolates, it’s even on the national radar for creating the salt caramels favored by President Obama. The salt caramels are heavenly!!