Chocolate inspired by BFFs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert launches

Chocolate inspired by BFFs Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert launches

Playing off the dynamic of Bourdain’s signature black humor against Ripert’s generally friendly disposition, the Good & Evil bar is made with 72 percent cacao (Ripert) and dark cocoa nibs (Bourdain).

Created by Pennsylvania-based chocolatier Christopher Curtin, the chocolate is made from a rare variety of cacao called Pure Nacional which was thought to be extinct for nearly a century before being rediscovered in recent years among a collection of ancient Peruvian cacao trees.

During a trip deep into the Peruvian Andes last spring with Ripert, Curtin hand-selected the ‘Premier Cru Superior’ beans -- the superior first harvest of the year -- that would be used for the Good and Evil bars.

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver also sells a range of premium chocolate bars that go by names like Tall Dark and Handsome for pure dark chocolate; Some Like it Hot, for a chili-spiked bar; and Smooth Operator for a milk chocolate lovers.

The 206 oz. Good & Evil bar will be available as of November 9 on Curtin’s artisanal online shop Eclat Chocolate.

http://www.eclatchocolate.com/new-good-evil-bars