You may think that Willy Wonka and his chocolate factory may be the stuff of movies, but we believe he's set up shop in Brooklyn. And we have proof.
We visited Raaka Chocolate — a small bean-to-bar operation in Red Hook, Brooklyn — on a relatively sleepy day, but we got to see a lot of different parts of the process. We met with one of their lead chocolate makers and followed him around while he worked with chocolate in different phases of production.
And yes, the entire warehouse smelled like chocolate.
Musings from the team at Hook & Blade Mag.