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February 3, 2015


Apotherker’s Chocolate

by Anne Paddock

Imagine having a husband who creates chocolate for you (I have but always wake up and realize it was just a dream). For Shari Apotheker it’s a reality: her husband, Russell first created chocolate for her when he was tinkering in the kitchen trying to come up with a wholesome chocolate bar using carefully selected ingredients. His sincere wish to create a chocolate bar free of refined sugar, soy, dairy, and artificial colors and flavors led them to create a variety of chocolate bars to sweeten your life, too.


Apotheker’s Kitchen relies on single origin Dominican cacao (directly traded, organic and kosher certified) and raw tupelo honey (from a small apiary that never treats their bees with antibiotics or chemicals) to formulate their chocolate (79% dark) which is then made into bars. The five varieties include:

  • Classic Dark: A true classic chocolate bar made with organic cocoa liquor, organic cocoa butter, raw honey, non-GMO sunflower lecithin,and organic vanilla powder. Rich and smooth like a chocolate bar should be.Apotheker's_Classic_Dark
  • Cashew & Sea Salt: Roasted cashews are blended into 79% dark chocolate to create this delicious bar that is both sweet and salty.Apotheker's_Cashew_and_Sea_salt_Bar
  • Cherry & Almond: Naturally sweet, tart dried cherries and crunchy almond slices blended with 79% dark chocolate make for a truly decadent chocolate bar.Apotheker's_Cherry_Almond_Bar
  • Mint: Organic mint essential oil is blended with 79% dark chocolate to create this refreshing chocolate bar that is the perfect after dinner treat.Apotheker's_Mint_Chocolate_Bar
  • Spicy Triple Pepper: A blend of three peppers – cayenne, ancho, and habanero – combined with 79% dark chocolate provide a healthy dose of heat in this dark chocolate bar. Made for those who like a little spice in their life.Apotheker's_Spicy_Triple_Pepper_Bar

Each 3.5 ounce wrapped and boxed bar sells for $8.49 and makes a wonderful Valentine’s Day gift. To purchase on-line, go to the company website: All orders over $25 placed by February 14th, will include a free box of Chocolate Topped Mallows:  pillowy vanilla marshmallows topped with the company’s classic 79% bee-sweetened dark chocolate.

  1. Feb 3 2015

    HI Aubrey…at the end of the post is information on where the bars are distributed and how they can be purchased on-line.

  2. Feb 3 2015

    oh wow! I want to try these! I also like the packaging. How is this distributed?

  3. Sherry
    Feb 3 2015

    I’m up for the spicy triple and the mint!

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