New Finds: Chocolate from an Obsessed Midwesterner

Colin Gasko of Minneapolis is one of the only American chocolate makers who makes his chocolate from scratch—like, from the actual beans. “I source the finest cacao and clean, roast, winnow, grind, refine, conche, temper, mold, and package it myself,” he says. The bars are minimalist in their appearance, with unusual savory flavors. (One sample was described as, “Mushroomy, in a good way,” by a CHOW staffer.) Only available at select retailers, but soon to blow up.

Rogue Chocolatier Chocolate Bars, $6.99 each