This week’s episode of RVA, Restaurants, and Real Estate has us sitting down with the head chocolatier of Taylor Made Chocolates. These guys are producing incredible truffles, bars, and all sorts of confectionary from fresh and socially conscious gathered cocoa beans.
Steve and Kim Taylor set out a few years ago to make a difference in the world. Their cause was the fight against human trafficking. They begin by altering their daily buying habits, realizing modern slavery is alive and well across the global economy.
Eventually, they were compelled enough to find more ways to be involved with this cause. This led them to discover that about 80% of cocoa was being harvested and produced via slavery. They had found their niche and opportunity to fight the good fight.
The Taylor’s are now producing chocolates that are not only sold locally, but up and down the east coast. Be sure to check out their page for more details. This bean to bar artisan chocolate shop is certainly a hidden gem in the Southside of RVA, and one that you need to check out.