French Broad Chocolates

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FATTY SUNDAYS Chocolate Covered Pretzels

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Stuffed Animal

Rewined Candle

Rewined Matchsticks

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Happy Birthday Balloon Kit

When Dan and Jael Rattigan met at a wedding in 2003, the course of each of their lives changed. After a trip together to Costa Rica, Jael and Dan realized that life in the Midwest just wouldn’t do. They dropped out of graduate school, packed their lives into a 40-foot vegetable oil-powered school bus and drove south to Costa Rica. There, they bought an abandoned cacao plantation and started on a very chocolatey journey. Puerto Viejo de Limon, a small Caribbean village filled with fisherman, surfers, and expatriates from around the world. Once parked in Puerto Viejo de Limon, Dan and Jael opened a café and dessert shop, Bread & Chocolate. It was here, in the apartment above the shop that their first son, Sam, was born. It was also here that their interest in cacao became a lifestyle. After a year of studying, playing with chocolate recipes, and serving the good people of Costa Rica, Dan and Jael came to a realization: They are not beach people. But Bread & Chocolate was an overwhelming success, and continues to this day. So Bread and Chocolate was sold to Tom Franklin, one of their cooks, originally from Baltimore. Dan and Jael hopped back in their bus to continue their journey as self-ordained chocolate missionaries. Somewhere along the way, Asheville, NC, became their destination and French Broad Chocolates was soon born (as was their second son, Max). The business began out of their home kitchen, & the chocolate began making the rounds online and at local markets.

  • Orientation: All-Around

  • All prices in USD ($)

  • The Caramel Collection


  • The Signature Collection


  • Sea Salt Chocolate Bar


  • Milk Chocolate Bar


The Caramel Collection - $15.99

The Signature Collection - $15.99

Sea Salt Chocolate Bar - $9.99

Milk Chocolate Bar - $9.99