Quick Patric Chocolate Update

Hi all,

I have ceased to blog due to lack of time.  So, if this blog is the only way that you keep up with Patric Chocolate, then you may have missed out on a few things over the last three years.  I have several recommendations:

Take a look at our “about” page and “press & video” page.  You’ll see how we’ve won 15 Good Food Awards as of 2016, more than any other food producer, and how Pete Wells of the New York Times really loves our chocolate.  Also, and perhaps most importantly, swing on over to the “shop” page and sign yourself up for the monthly bar-release newsletter.  This is where all bar-release information is announced, and how you can find out when the online store will be open for business each month.

Keep it chocolaty,

Founder & Head Chocolate Maker
Patric Chocolate

Patric Chocolate’s Bean-to-Bar Craft-Chocolate Bars

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Patric Chocolate’s bean-to-bar craft-chocolate product line:


Bean-to-bar craft-chocolate product line from Patric Chocolate

Fall is an exciting time for Patric Chocolate. As we slowly but surely shift into autumn, we quickly find ourselves in the middle of our busy season. We thought this would be a good time to remind our loyal customers of the varied selection of made-from-scratch, bean-to-bar craft-chocolate bars–what a mouthful!–that we offer as you prepare for the colder months and the approaching holiday season too. Be on the lookout for these bars near you, or take a gander at our online store and select your favorites!


Limited Release Bars:

Each month, Patric Chocolate creates an exquisite limited release bar. Offering the limited release bars is a fun and delicious outlet that keeps our creativity flowing and continually challenges us to bring you the most exciting, new flavors. Some of our previous limited release bars have included the Salty Signature Seventy bar, the Sweet & Sassy bar, and the Black Licorice bar. Currently, the spotlight is trained on our Oatmeal Cookie bar. Don’t hesitate to grab one (or more) of these bars because they’re going quick!


Patric Chocolate’s Permanent Lineup:


Red Coconut Curry

Crunchy coconut, spice and everything nice is what you get with our new Red Coconut Curry bar. This bar is the latest addition to our permanent bill, and it’s a hit. Dark chocolate is spiced with arbol chiles, ginger, and organic lemongrass essential oil, and is topped with crunchy, salty-sweet toasted Thai coconut chips. If you’re looking for a unique bar, this is the one for you.

Holy Mole

This dark chocolate bar was developed in conjunction with Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor using their expertly sourced spices. It includes real Korintje cinnamon, smoked Spanish paprika, arbol chiles, and vanilla sea salt. We’ve never made anything like it, and if you like spice, you’ll love this craft-chocolate favorite.


70% Signature Blend

For this signature dark chocolate blend, Patric Chocolate sourced several beautiful cacaos from diverse areas of the world, all boasting their own unique tastes and aromas. The cacaos were then blended into a complex ensemble of flavor, including citrus and berry highlights, and notes of coffee and roasted nuts in the finish.  The epitome of  bean-to-bar.


Mocha OMG

This bar is a smooth blend of dark chocolate and craft-roasted espresso 700 coffee beans from award-winning artisans Kaldi’s Coffee Roasters. Now you can have your coffee and eat it too! It’s the perfect breakfast bar.


74% In-NIB-itable

This bar is proof that opposites really do attract. With smooth Madagascar chocolate on one side and crunchy nibs on the other, this is our most munch-able and crunchable bar yet, while at the same time amplifying the delicious and complex chocolate flavor that you’ve come to expect from Patric. This is a tasty bar that is both refined and rustic.


67% Madagascar Dark

This beautiful chocolate was created to showcase the naturally occurring notes of plum preserves that intermingle with fruits rouges and enticing hints of butter-hazelnut toffee in the amazing single-estate Madagascar cacao.



You know it and you love it. Our most popular bar boasts roasty peanut butter, bright jam-like notes that occur naturally in the cacao and sea salt, all blended into a smooth chocolate that melts in your mouth like nothing else.


72% Mint Crunch

The combination of chocolate and mint is classic. Patric Chocolate has balanced the two flavors to create a perfect blend of chocolaty cookie-like notes and cool mint aroma. A refreshing bar that leaves you craving more, this is the chocolate that many of you have been waiting for, and with CRUNCH, courtesy of our crunchy cocoa nibs.


Mizzou Crunch

A custom dark milk chocolate blend sprinkled with dry-roasted peanuts, crunchy cocoa nibs and sea salt.  One bite of this bar and you’ll feel like a tiger! (Note for our out of state customers:  “Mizzou” is short for Missouri, and this bar was made in support of our local state university.  Their mascot is the Mizzou Tiger.)


58% Dark Milk

Who says milk chocolate can’t be world class? This dark milk chocolate allows the beauty of Patric’s signature cacao blend to shine, subtly softened with notes of fresh, creamy, sweet milk, and much less sugar than your average milk chocolate bar. This is truly a milk chocolate unlike any other.


75% Madagascar Dark

This robust, yet balanced chocolate was created to highlight subtle notes of toasted nuts, coffee, a pleasant cocoa, and an undercurrent of citrus and berries. It has been called the espresso of Madagascar chocolates!


Be sure to check our website or follow us on Facebook for info on the latest and greatest limited edition bars, as well as other awesome deals. No matter what flavors your palate prefers, you’ll find something you love in our unique, delicious collection of bean-to-bar craft-chocolate bars!


See you in the chocolate aisle,

Alan “Patric” McClure

Bean-to-bar craft-chocolate guru

Red Coconut Curry Limited Release Chocolate Bar

Red Coconut Curry Bar: The Return of the Crunch

The Red Coconut Curry Bar:  If the last time you tasted Patric Chocolate’s limited release left you wanting more, you’re in luck!

The Red Coconut Curry bar has officially climbed into the coveted permanent-bar status, joining the ranks of Mint Crunch, Holy Mole and many more.

This palate-pleasing bar is made from smooth dark chocolate with chiles, ginger, sea salt, and hints of lemongrass and lime then topped with crunchy, salty-sweet toasted coconut that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. It’s a one-of-a-kind bar that will make your taste buds sing and dance for more.

The idea for the Red Coconut Curry bar originated from the four hardworking, spice-loving folks that make up Patric Chocolate. This bar was originally formulated to be a limited-edition bar, which is a fun and delicious outlet that keeps our creativity flowing and continually challenges us to bring you the most exciting, new flavors. While chiles and spices aren’t exactly groundbreaking in the chocolate world these days, it’s a tried and true combination that we love, and it was time to take it to the next level.

Arbol Chiles for red coconut curry bar

Arbol Chiles in the Red Coconut Curry bar

It didn’t take long, after some serious rounds of taste testing, to decide that Red Coconut Curry was the winning combo. However, figuring out how to convey such complex and distinct flavors through chocolate took a lot of time. Part of the challenge of creating such delicious bars is sourcing the best ingredients that enhance and highlight our incredible chocolate (and lucky for you, we weren’t about to dump a bottle of fish sauce into our refiners).

A large part of our ingredient search was for the coconut. First we tried toasting our own. Then we ordered a bunch (emphasis on the bunch) from other companies. We ordered shredded coconut, coconut chips, raw coconut, toasted coconut, sweetened and unsweetened coconut – we even tried blending coconut oil into the chocolate. Nothing excited us. But then, we struck gold: coconut from a company called, “Dang.”

Coconut in the Red Coconut Curry Bar

Coconut in the Red Coconut Curry Bar


We went with Dang coconut, because it was the tastiest coconut we had ever put into our mouths. “Dang” is a new company based in San Francisco, and also happens to be the name of the owner’s mother, who grew up in Thailand. This flavorful Thai coconut is gluten-free, perfectly sweet, and has a wonderful crunchy texture from its light roast with just a hint of salt. The crunch of this coconut is the perfect match for the bite of this bar.

We know that you’ll enjoy our latest blend of dark chocolate, Dang coconut, spicy chiles, ginger, and pure lemongrass and lime essences in this chocolaty version of a Thai favorite. When tasting our Red Coconut Curry bar, you’ll probably even exclaim, “Dang!”, yourself.  You can find this and all other Patric Chocolate bars for sale on our online store.

See you in the chocolate bar aisle,

Alan “Patric” McClure
Founder & Head Chocolate Maker

Patric Chocolate Nib-Chip Cookies

What is delicious, buttery, chewy and chocolatey all at once?

That’s right, Patric Chocolate Nib-Chip Cookies.

Here is the recipe that will become a staple in your home:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
½ lb unsalted butter (two sticks)
1 cup dark brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
1 tsp real vanilla extract
1 egg
¾ cup Patric Chocolate’s Roasted Cacao Nibs


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Adjust oven rack to middle position.
  2. Combine flour, salt and baking soda in bowl.
  3. In a mixer cream the butter and mix in sugars.
  4. Add the vanilla and egg to the butter mixture and beat to combine.
  5. Beat the flour mixture into the butter mixture until just combined.
  6. Stir in the Patric Chocolate Cacao Nibs.
  7. Refrigerate dough until cool and stiff.
  8. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a good quality baking sheet (thin black baking sheets are not good options).
  9. Bake for about 10 minutes and remove from oven. After several minutes remove to a rack to cool.