Rogue Chocolatier's bars

Rogue Chocolatier

by Celia Sin-Tien Cheng
April 17, 2009

This month’s winners are Nancy and Christopher. Congratulations!

Below is the original Baking Friday post.


Scroll down to enter a comment, and click “submit” after the preview appears on screen. Send in your answer by midnight tonight and you will automatically be entered for the chance to win a variety of five Rogue Chocolatier chocolate bars. Winners will be contacted via email. This Baking Friday is open to participants living in all 50 states in the U.S.

Rogue Chocolatier’s chocolate bars are made with love. From the outstanding quality and taste of the chocolate to the simple beauty of the packaging, the 100% artisanal production is heartfelt.

Minneapolis based chocolatier Colin Gasko currently produces three 70% cacao single-origin chocolate bars: Sambirano (Madagascar), Hispaniola (Dominican Republic) and Rio Caribe (Venezuela). You can read more about the bars on their website.

The cacao terroir of each bar speaks for itself with distinct and vibrant flavors. Colin adds his own tasting notes on the back of the packaging, such as “liquorice, burnt orange and cherry” for Hispaniola. But everyone has a different palate so you should try for yourself to see what notes you taste.

The packaging of the bars is eye-catching: a single sheet of paper, with the illustration of the leaves and beans of a cacao plant, wraps each bar. It’s a good representation of Rogue: no frills, just the simple good stuff.

Thank you, Rogue Chocolatier, for this week’s Baking Friday contribution!


Comments (26)

Sonya Collins

Apr 17, 06:57 AM

Don’t enter me, but my favorite, favorite cupcakes come from Magnolia!!!


Apr 17, 07:43 AM

my neighbor, when she bakes, makes amazing cupcakes


Apr 17, 07:50 AM

CRUMBS! they have such fantastic varieties and the cupcakes are so moist.


Apr 17, 07:53 AM

Hummingbird Bakery on Portobello Road in London.

And the shop couldn’t be cuter!


Apr 17, 07:56 AM

I do! Nothing you buy in the store comes close.

Denise Guzman

Apr 17, 07:57 AM

BLISS CUPCAKERY from Austin, TX!! The Banana Pudding cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing is so moist and delicious. These cupcakes could stand to compete for best cupcake ever!!


Apr 17, 08:11 AM

Joyce Bakeshop in Prospect Heights! It is petite, light and flavorful without being too sweet. A notch above the rest!


Apr 17, 08:14 AM

Crumbs!!! The ones I ate had no icing (which I find too sweet) but instead this really yummy whipcream with some topping. I couldn’t resist but eat the whole thing- and it was right after lunch!


Apr 17, 08:14 AM

I like Sugar Sweet Sunshine’s and the chocolate cheesecake cupcakes my mom, and now I sometimes bake.


Apr 17, 08:23 AM

Billy’s makes my favorite cupcakes, but they’re nothing compared to the ice box cake or banana cake. Let’s get over this cupcake thing people!


Apr 17, 08:44 AM

My current favorite is Butter Lane’s banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Mmmm!


Apr 17, 09:02 AM

I like to look at Cupcake Cafe’s cupcakes, but eating them? It’s all about Billy’s Bakery. How lucky can you get?


Apr 17, 09:15 AM

I vote Georgetown cupcake in DC!


Apr 17, 09:36 AM

Magnolia Bakery at Rockefeller’s!


Apr 17, 10:39 AM

Well I hear amazing things about Baked and Wired in Washington, DC. They are in the current issue of the Atlantic I think.

But I have to say the Urban Tastes CupCakes were also amazing and she does custom orders.


Apr 17, 10:48 AM

mmmm… i like Sugar Sweet Sunshine, but just heard about the creations at ChikaLicious and am going to give them a try this weekend!

T. Martin

Apr 17, 10:54 AM

As a health nut my vote is going to be for Butter Lane.

Granted, cupcakes are NOT to be confused with health food but even when indulging in a sweet treat it’s nice to know the ingredients are a cut above the rest.


Apr 17, 11:34 AM

Cupcake Cafe because they are lovely to look at and taste good!


Apr 17, 12:56 PM

joyce @ prospect height. it’s not overtly sweet and small enough to finish in one sitting and not feel sick from sugar overdose.


Apr 17, 01:05 PM

Have to vote for Butter Lane. Adore!


Apr 17, 01:18 PM

Teany in NYC has the best cupcakes! Vegan and delish.


Apr 17, 05:13 PM

Rogue’s chocolates sound delicious!


Apr 17, 05:49 PM

I had a really good caramel apple cupcake from Crumbs.


Apr 17, 08:05 PM

lucious food on 5th ave in park slope!


Apr 17, 09:55 PM

Consider me another vote for Crumbs.

vicky francis

May 12, 08:31 PM

I make killer Lime with white chocolate chip mini cup cakes that are always a hit!

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