Food & Wine editors pick French Broad malted milk bars as some of best chocolate in the U.S.


F&W’s editors share picks for the best chocolate in the country, and in a smart move, our own French Broad Chocolates makes the list.

The editors selected FBC’s Riverbend Malt House malted milk chocolate bars, made in downtown Asheville from locally produced malt and organic milk powder:

The creamy flavor in these malted-milk chocolate bars comes from local malted barley grown on a North Carolina farm.

Here’s what the company’s website has to say about the bars:

No more cane sugar than our 70% dark chocolates, the malted barley flour and milk contribute their own sugars, resulting in a complex sweetness beside a rich counterpart of roasted nuttiness and caramel notes.

A dark milk chocolate featuring malted barley from Asheville’s own Riverbend Malt House.  This chocolate has a creamy, malty flavor, with aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon, and a slightly sandy texture (owing to the grass-fed, organic milk powder from our partners at Natural Dairy Cooperative in Pennsylvania).  It is the reigning favorite in our bean-to-bar lineup among the residents of Asheville!

Owners Dan and Jael Rattigan were just featured on Good Morning America not long ago, showing hosts how to make chocolate truffles.

Click over to check the bars out on the FBCL website. The bars retail for $7 online.

Check out all the Food & Wine chocolate selections here. 

Congrats to owners Dan and Jael, and to the whole FBCL team!


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