TCHO is a new kind of chocolate company: a chocolate startup run by a former space shuttle technologist, Timothy Childs, and Wired magazine co-founder Louis Rossetto. Quite a duo if you ask me, and they are serious about their dark chocolate. They've gone for a minimalist design of brown paper, stamped label, and no pretentious percentage amounts of cocoa included. Their testers are everyday people like you and I and their chocolate is developed in beta versions.
Well, I was lucky enough to be a recipient of a beta bar from Blake Makes, a wonderful blog that provides giveaways (in addition to excellent recipes I must add) in exchange for a little blog feedback. Free Chocolate! It must be my birthday. I eagerly awaited the arrival and though I attempted a little restraint, I took a nice bite as soon as I could open up the package.
The chocolate was surprisingly aromatic and smooth. It was delicious, heaven in a little bar. And to be honest, I don't usually prefer plain, dark chocolate. I like it in something like a brownie or a cookie. I ended up using the chocolate in an excellent recipe that I will post later today, but I could have eaten this bar all by itself. Thanks, TCHO and Blake Makes!