ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - If you’ve got a sweetheart, chances are you’re getting some chocolates for Valentine’s Day. And some lucky lovebirds will be enjoying chocolate crafted right here in Atlanta, in a tiny factory that would make even Willie Wonka’s mouth water.
We’re talking about Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate, which is hand-crafted daily in a micro-factory located at Krog Street Market. Xocolatl is the sweet idea of Elaine Read and Matt Weyandt, who fell in love with the natural chocolate they tasted during their backpacking travels in Central America. When they returned to Atlanta, the couple created Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate with help from a Kickstarter Campaign, and have since won multiple awards for their pure, uncomplicated chocolate, made with just cacao and organic cane sugar.
Along with selling their products both in-store and online, Xocolatl also hosts chocolate tours and tastings at Krog Street Market, sharing the incredible process by which imported cacao beans become delicious bars. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays. Krog Street Market is located at 99 Krog Street in Atlanta.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken spent some time at the Xocolatl micro-factory, getting a rare chance to actually help out in the chocolate-making process. But did he actually share with his Good Day colleagues? Click the video player above to find out!