Dark Chocolate is every bit as complex and satisfying as wine. Each cacao bean reflects the unique genetic heritage, terroir, growing conditions, and horticulture of the Theobroma cacao tree. Every cacao farmer and cacao buyer a economic reality, gastronomic perspective, and level of skill that will hugely influence the resulting chocolate. We focus on dark chocolate bars--with due honor paid to truffles and other confections--because the dark chocolate bar is the purest, most satisfying way to experience the chocolate itself. Confectionary genius can create exciting new flavors, but nothing can improve on the subtle, infinitely varied flavors of natural, beautifully grown, superbly crafted dark chocolate.