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PITCH DARK CHOCOLATES, Portland, Oregon

Brian Flick (pictured) founded PITCH DARK in 2014.  His interest in chocolate began when he was 14 and first made chocolate.   By 17 he was ready to start his first business, which was selling wholesale chocolate.  During his college studies he took a part time job making pastries.  Then he travelled to different parts of the world,which included three months working with cacao farmers in Fiji.  He now uses Fijian beans from these same farmers, as well as cacao from Nicaragua, Ecuador and Madagascar.  He started with one store and processing area ,but has since expanded to a new and much larger factory that will in time have its own customer viewing area.  His new equipment will allow him to considerably expand output as well as his variety of chocolate bars.  Brian is also starting a new commercial line of chips and bars for chocolatiers, pastry makers and bakers.  He will also be able to do private label chocolates as well as package them.  PITCH DARK beans are given a light roast.  You can taste what that means in both his fruity and floral bars in dark chocolate, and in his 99% chocolate bar made from four varietals.  Some PITCH DARK chocolate bars are already sold internationally.