Mast Brothers say Remeltgate was fake news

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Photo: mastbrothers.com

Back in 2015, you likely remember that the Mast Brothers were accused of being ‘the Milli Vanilli of chocolate‘ for allegedly melting down pre-made chocolate and repackaging it. In a conversation with Fortune, the brothers claim the allegations were false. Still, one fact remains indisputable: those beards are ridiculous:

“People were spreading this idea that we remelt Hershey bars and throw our packaging on it… which is of course not true.” The question of how Mast Brothers makes its chocolate bars vacillated between “hilarious” (making fun of the founders’ facial hair) and “creepy” (family members were harassed on social media). [Read more…]

Mast Brothers accused of being ‘the Milli Vanilli of chocolate’

mastAlthough not the first to go after the Mast Brothers, a food blogger at DallasFood.org has been stirring up the mixing pot with [Read more…]

Cacao Market – north Brooklyn has a second chocolatier

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Mast Brothers has company:

Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon’s Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche’s sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat… [Read more…]

The Mast Brothers: Chocolate Makers and Sailors?

The Mast Brothers, self-proclaimed leaders of the chocolate revolution, are taking off on a sailboat for the Dominican Republic in order to get some more scrumptious cacao beans to satisfy our cravings. Now, they don’t need to sail the sacks of raw ingredients back up the Atlantic but they are– because they just want to. [Thanks Ed! Via The Scout]

The life of a mariner is one given over to wanderlust—the quest for adventure, crossing unseen horizons to secure precious goods—only to bring them back to their home port. This same love of adventure and curiosity defines the brotherhood of Rick and Michael Mast.