Revelstoke Chocolate Company debuted their anticipated delicacies today at the Revelstoke Winter Farmers’ Market. There are a selection of artisanal chocolate bars available, packaged adorably.
Roberto Price and Erin Kerwin are working on a selection of fine chocolate bears with historic Revelstoke flair. The molds were created by Vancouver based artist, Catheryn Jenkins. She is the daughter of the artist who created the iconic downtown Revelstoke bear sculptures.
“She kindly sent us this bear mold,” says Price.
Revelstoke Chocolate Company makes its chocolate from scratch, using the bare minimum of ingredients. “We use raw cocoa that we ground down,” explains Kerwin. “Our dark chocolate only has three ingredients; cocoa, cocoa butter, and sugar. It keeps it vegan and delicious.”
The business was originally the brainchild of Price, who started creating chocolate in his spare time. He met Kerwin at a bookkeeping course.
“As luck would have it, she sat right next to me,” he says.
The pair, they discovered, make a chocolatier dream team.
“Roberto had a strong creative start with the bear and equipment and he knew what we wanted to do, but he had production questions,” says Kerwin. “My business is food production systems.”
I expect to see Revelstoke Chocolate Company take off in the months to come. If you want to check it out or try a sample, head down to the market or check them out at https://www.facebook.com/revelstokechocolatecompany/