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Marsatta Fancy Chocolates

Redefining the Art of Making Chocolates

A plate of Marsatta Fancy Chocolates

With its opening in Redondo Beach, Calif., Marsatta Fancy Chocolates Inc. has made quite the splash in the artisanal chocolate community. The mastermind behind the company, chocolatier Jeffray D. Gardner, puts an American spin on the classic chocolate techniques he learned growing up in France and Germany to “redefine the art of making chocolates.” 

Marsatta transforms fresh, raw cocoa beans into lavish creations; each piece is painstakingly prepared at the Redondo Beach store. Gardner infuses his organic, gourmet chocolate with fine ingredients such as candied fruits, nuts, liqueurs, fillings, spices and even tea to create tasty chocolates and truffles. While these rich combinations are stars in their own rights, the true genius of Marsatta Fancy Chocolates Inc. lies in the company’s specializations. A favorite one is the opportunity for couples to custom order one-of-a-kind wedding chocolates for use as favors or as special treats.

Marsatta is also famous for their chocolate croissants and dipped strawberries. In addition, they sell roasted cocoa bean nibs, which offer the consumer the chance to experience the raw flavor of unadulterated chocolate. A further example of Marsatta’s breadth is the company’s mastering of gourmet sugar-free chocolate, proving that cocoa does not need heaping quantities of sugar to be delicious.

Are you dying to try these creations and lamenting that you live far from the Redondo Beach store? Not to worry. You can order your chocolates online and Marsatta will deliver them to your door. You may also purchase Marsatta Fancy Chocolates’ creations wholesale.

Price: varies, e.g. 6-piece Premium Assorted Box $10.50; Roasted Cocoa Nibs $6 for a 1.7 oz. tin; Belgian Chocolate with Smooth Caramel and Macadamia Nuts specialty bar $3.75

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Reviewed by Lauren Evashenk



(Updated: 12/21/12 AB)

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