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Watch Out, Mast Brothers: 5 Artisan Chocolate Bars We’re Unwrapping Now

by Berit Baugher

Photo courtesy of Cacao Prieto.

My souvenir of choice is a nice bar of chocolate. It doesn't take up too much space in my suitcase. It doesn't take up any room on my shelves. Even the fanciest bar is relatiely affordable. And it's low commitment — I've yet to experience buyer's remorse for the sweet stuff.

I tend to lean dark, searching for the highest percentage of cacao, and can't resist a beautifully designed wrapper. (Many thanks to Mast Brothers for upping the chocolate industry's branding game.) A chocolate bar makes a lovely gift (and an excellent last-minute Valentine). You don't need to wrap it  or even travel to find it. The world's best small-batch bars are available online.