Cocoa Connoisseurs: A Peek Behind the Scenes

By Kelley Dodge – 2014

Videri Chocolate Factory is a “bean-to-bar” chocolate factory located in downtown Raleigh. Embarking on a self-guided tour through the factory, we got a glimpse of the roasting, winnowing, grinding, and tempering parts of the process. Made with organic, fair-trade ingredients, we ended the tour with the best part of the visit: free samples. We tried each of the four signature flavors: classic dark chocolate, dark milk chocolate, dark chocolate with sea salt, and lastly, pink peppercorn chocolate, which was…interesting. Overall the industrial-era architecture, quaint outdoor patio, and full-service chocolate bar give the factory a perfect atmosphere for a chocolate lovers delight.