Asheville has won well-deserved national attention for its thriving and innovative craft beer scene. Rising up to support this industry is a new kind of malt house epitomised by Riverbend Malthouse , who provide local brewers with locally- farmed, artisan malts that bring depth and character to their craft.
French Broad have worked with Riverbend’s Heritage barley malts, locally milled by community grain miller, Carolina Ground to create this chocolate by first toasting the malted barley, and then grinding and concheing the barley with a blend of Peruvian and Guatemalan cacaos, and organic milk powder.
This chocolate has a creamy, malty flavor, with aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. It might bring you back to your youth, when “malted” meant a light, chocolatey milkshake. It has won numerous awards, bringing home in 2016 both a silver medal in the Americas category of the International Chocolate Awards and a finalist ribbon in Garden & Gun’s Made In The South Awards.