Monday, April 18, 2011

Mast Brothers Chocolate

If you haven't already heard of them, you will soon!

About five years ago, Rick and Michael Mast started making chocolate from scratch in their Brooklyn apartment to serve at their big dinner parties. Their friends gushed so over the treats that the brothers—two Iowa boys who moved to New York a decade ago to attend cooking school and film school, respectively—decided to turn the hobby into a day job.

They set up shop in a tiny Greenpoint space in 2007 and began scouring the world for the best cacao beans. Two years ago, they moved their operation to a 2,000-square-foot Williamsburg factory.

Now, you can visit their headquarters in Brooklyn for a tour and a taste of the magic that the Mast Brothers are making!

Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory
105A North 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Mast Brothers Chocolate sells to 120 stores and restaurants, mostly in the New York area, and has a waiting list of more than 1,500 worldwide. The business, launched with $35,000 in savings, just became profitable, and the Masts are expanding their factory in order to triple production.

Congrats to the Mast Brothers; for having a vision, pursuing their passion, taking a risk, and becoming VERY SUCCESSFUL with very little money in a dog-eat-dog world!

Click here to link to the Mast Brothers website.

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