I’m a chocolate snob. I’ll straight up admit that. I have serious reservations concerning eating ANY chocolate that isn’t AT LEAST 60% cocoa content – and milk chocolate, I’ll argue whether that’s “really” chocolate at all (even though, yes, I know it is). And, in a perfect world, like my coffee I drink, I’d like my chocolate to be fair-trade, ethically bought, sold and farmed, organic, and basically, no bullshit happening. I want as little negative impact on the world by me eating chocolate as possible. Now, that’s not saying that I don’t indulge in crappy chocolate from time to time… but I make it a priority to only consume Lillie Belle’s chocolate on a regular basis, because really, it’s some of the best out there – and I’ve eaten a LOT of chocolate in my day from all over the world.
The only downside to Lillie Belle Farms is the retail shop is way down in Southern Oregon, in Central Point, smack dab next to Medford. Granted, you can buy their bars and truffles from retail outlets across the PNW, and I’m assuming far and wide, but to really get into their awesome, you’ll have to make the trek down to the Rogue Valley. I mean, you can also order pretty much everything you want from them online, too. Ah, the modern world! Also of note concerning Lillie Belle, they’ve won like a lot of legit food awards.
So while I was in the area recently I made a point to stop in at Lillie Belle Farms and get some chocolate. And by some I mean bars and bars and bars. So, let me take you on a tour…
In case you’re wondering, many of their chocolates are gluten-free and often vegan – and also organic. How awesome is that! My mother makes all kinds of baked good extravagance with Lillie Belle Farms is pretty much winning at life and business and you probably need to get some of their chocolate NOW (and this isn’t even a sponsored post!).
…and for after you procure your amazing chocolate and you possibly have some bars leftover (like THAT ever happens to me…):