ChocoVivo, the artisanal stone ground chocolate company founded in 2009 by Patricia Tsai, is expected to open a flagship store at 1504 Abbot Kinney in November. At present, the chocolate line is available at numerous farmers markets around Los Angeles.
From their website:
ChocoVivo makes chocolate from bean-to-bar. What makes the chocolate special is the way it is processed and the ingredients used. It’s stone ground which is how the Mayans and Aztecs made chocolate over 2000 years ago grinding chocolate with a tool similar to a mortar and pestle called a mano and metate. It’s not over processed, thus, the chocolate is not refined through rollers, conched or tempered.
ChocoVivo only makes dark chocolate. There’s no milk powder, soy lecithin or additional cacao butter. From using only whole cacao nibs to whole spices, the ingredients are as natural as Mother Nature intended our food to be. We eat whole fruits and vegetables, why not whole bean chocolate?
1504 Abbot Kinney
Venice Beach 90291