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Ritual Chocolate

Bean-to-Bar Chocolate from Park City, Utah

Ritual Chocolate began when the founders, Anna Seear & Robbie Stout transformed a tiny 400sq ft studio and converted it into a chocolate making kitchen, with the sound of chocolate grinders lulling them to sleep every night. Every angle of their backyard had PVC pipes for winnowing shells and they converted a chicken rotisserie oven into a cacao bean drum roaster. It was a beautiful mess although they loved every moment of it! With plenty of trial and error, they continued the craft and have come to own a chocolate making factory in the mountains of Utah, using old world techniques combined with new world machinery for crafting the best & smoothest chocolate possible.

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Bourbon Barrel Aged 75% Dark Chocolate Bar

With High West Distillery Bourbon

This chocolate is made with a blend of Ritual’s cacao nibs that are aged in High West Distillery bourbon whiskey barrels for several months. This process provides subtle notes of the charred, white American Oak and light hints of bourbon whiskey. Aging the nibs in a fresh whiskey barrel has an interesting effect on the final flavor of the chocolate. This is by no means a whiskey flavored chocolate, but the flavor of the whiskey is detectable. What really stands out is the “mellowing” effect of the oak whiskey barrel. The chocolate tastes a bit “softer around the edges” and has a pleasant aroma and aftertaste. Due to this unique aging process, this chocolate is extremely limited. High West is one of the local whiskey distilleries in Park City and is the go-to whiskey for those who want a little taste of the high mountain west.

Tasting Notes: Honey Nougat, Oak, Whiskey

2018 SILVER AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

Vanilla 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla

Creamy & Floral

In this chocolate, Ritual highlights the amazing flavor and aroma of high-quality vanilla beans. Made with Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla, this chocolate is rich, dark and creamy with a floral, buttery aroma. While the true flavor of the cacao should shine through without the addition of vanilla, in this chocolate Ritual highlights the amazing flavors of bourbon vanilla. They’re using whole vanilla beans from Madagascar and combining them with the Mid Mountain Blend chocolate. If you’re curious about the higher price point of this bar, it all has to do with the cost of vanilla. Ritual is adding a relatively high amount of pure vanilla to this chocolate, and bourbon vanilla from Madagascar just so happens to be one of the most expensive ingredients in the world. Depending on the year, this type of vanilla can range from $200 to $400 per pound.

Tasting Notes: Vanilla & Floral

2018 BRONZE AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

2018 GOOD FOOD AWARDS FINALIST

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Dark Mocha 60% Dark Chocolate Bar with Coffee

With Organic Guatemalan Coffee

Unlike any other coffee and chocolate bar out there. Organic Guatemalan coffee meets the balanced flavor of Ritual’s Mid Mountain Blend, and the result is a balanced, smooth coffee-infused chocolate bar that coffee lovers will love.

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Almond, Coffee and Chocolate

Mid Mountain Blend 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

The Balanced Ritual Staple

A balanced blend of all the Ritual origins. Their goal was to highlight subtle tasting notes from each bean. Fruity, nutty, earthy, chocolatey, floral- it’s all here.

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Fudge & Graham Cracker

2018 SILVER AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

2016 GOOD FOOD AWARDS WINNER

2016 GOLD AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

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The Nib Bar 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Cocoa Nibs

A Crunchy Combo

A crunchy combination of lightly roasted cocoa nibs sprinkled onto Ritual’s 70% Mid Mountain Blend.

Tasting Notes: Dried Fruit, Berries, Nuts

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Fleur de Sel 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Sea Salt

Sweet & Savory

Fine French salt and craft chocolate were made to be together. This classic combination satisfies your sweet and savory craving simultaneously and stupendously.

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Fudge & Sea Salt

2016 Academy of Chocolate Bronze

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One Hundred Percent 100% Dark Chocolate Bar

Pure Cacao

Made with a blend of cacao that has been sourced from several farms around the world. With only one ingredient and free of sugar, this is Ritual’s chocolate in its purest form. Despite the lack of sweetness, it’s amazing how good this pure chocolate tastes (in small bites). There’s an incredible balance of sweet, bitter, savory, nutty, and fruity flavors in this chocolate. If you’re already a fan of 100% cacao chocolate, then this one’s for you. If not, then maybe we can change your mind!

Tasting Notes: Fruity, Earthy, Cacao

AWARDED SILVER AT THE 2018 ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

Bejofo Estate Madagascar 75% Dark Chocolate Bar

From the Sambirano Valley

The “gateway chocolate” for non-believers. Unbelievably fruity and nutty thanks to unique terroir. Made with organic cacao from Bertil Akesson’s farm in the Sambirano Valley in Northern Madagascar. The region is known for producing cacao rich with notes of citrus.

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Citrus & Peanut

2018 SILVER AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

2013 GOLD AT THE GOOD FOOD AWARDS

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Toledo Belize 75% Dark Chocolate Bar

From Mayan Farmers

Made with organic cacao that is grown by a network of Mayan farmers in the Toledo district of Belize. This chocolate has an incredible balance of fruity, earthy, and nutty flavors as a result of the complex genetic makeup of the growing region.

Tasting Notes: Dried Fig, Cherry, & Tobacco

2018 SILVER AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

2016 GOOD FOOD AWARDS FINALIST

2016 SOFI AWARDS FINALIST

Marañón Peru 75% Dark Chocolate Bar

With Nacional Cacao

Made with pure Nacional cacao, one of the most genetically unique beans in the world. The Peru bar is as complex as it is delicate and exceptionally smooth.

Tasting Notes: Floral, Herbal, Toasted Peanuts & Stone Fruit

2018 BRONZE AT THE ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

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Camino Verde Ecuador 85% Dark Chocolate Bar

Rich & Chocolatey

Made with cacao that is carefully fermented and dried by Vicente Norero of Camino Verde in Ecuador. Vicente’s unique fermentation techniques, along with his careful sourcing of Nacional cacao from a multitude of growers, give this chocolate its distinguishable, rich, chocolatey flavor.

Tasting Notes: Honey & Fudge

S’Mores Bar 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Graham Cracker & Caramelized Sugar

A Campfire Favorite

Made with caramelized sugar to give a toasty, fresh off the campfire marshmallow taste, with graham crackers sprinkled on the top. This is a great bar to bring on your adventure, when you don’t have room for all the s’mores components but still want to enjoy those classic graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow flavors.

Tasting Notes: Graham Cracker, Caramelized Sugar

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Ritual Honeycomb Toffee 75% Dark Chocolate Bar with Honeycomb Toffee-min

Honeycomb Toffee 75% Dark Chocolate Bar with Honeycomb Toffee

With Belizean Cacao

Made with Ritual’s Belize 75% chocolate and topped with house-made honeycomb toffee. Utah is also known as The Beehive State, so we couldn’t resist making a chocolate bar that represents our state. For our toffee we use Utah-local Hollow Tree Honey, which is carefully sourced raw, wildflower honey from hives across the Wasatch Mountain range. This honey is full of floral, nectar flavors that are unique to the array of wildflowers growing in our area.

Tasting Notes: Honeycomb, Dark Chocolate

Juniper Lavender 60% Dark Chocolate Bar with Juniper Berries & Lavender

A Mountain Meadow Aroma

Inspired by the mountains and growers in UT, this bar is a blend of lavender grown by Lavender Hill Farms in Eden, Utah and dried juniper berries. Both ingredients are finely ground into Ritual’s Mid Mountain Blend giving a floral, aromatic finish that lingers on the tongue and conjures up the scent of a high mountain meadow.

Tasting Notes: Lavender, Juniper, Pine, Citrus, Floral

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Pine Nut 55% Dark Chocolate Bar with Ground Pine Nuts

With Pinyon Pine Tree Nuts

Inspired by the mountains and local flavors surrounding Ritual, they have added ground pine nuts to their dark chocolate blend to create a soft, smooth and deliciously nutty bar. Pine nuts are the seeds of Pinyon Pine trees which are native to Utah and grow in the pinyon-juniper woodlands in the picturesque rocky slopes and mesas of the Great Basin. Pine nuts are a true taste of the high, west locale.

Tasting Notes: Nutty, Pine-y, Earthy

The Après Chocolate 70% Dark Chocolate Bar with Sparkling White Wine & Dried Raspberries

A Mountain Meadow Aroma

We are excited to announce the addition of the Après Bar to Ritual’s Utah Mountain Line! This raspberry–topped bar was such a hit as the Limited-Edition Berries and Bubbly Bar Ritual decided to add it permanently to our Mountain Line as the Après Bar.

This bar is the perfect celebratory treat—the tasting notes of sparkling white wine infused cacao complement the sweet tartness of the raspberries. Whether you’re celebrating the end of a day on the ski hill, toasting a birthday, or cheering at midnight on New Year’s Eve, this bar is sure to bring you cheer & chocolate. This bar is best paired with a long day in the mountains.

So why Après? Après is the French word for “after”, as in, the party after a great day playing in the mountains. Ritual originally launched their Limited-Edition Berries and Bubbly bar in early 2020 as a celebratory bar for Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. We quickly realized that it became the go-to celebration bar and would be great year-round! As for the Après name… as a chocolate factory based in a part of the world that loves to party after a day of skiing, the Après name is close to their home & hearts.

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