Basel B Inc.
Basel B Inc. is a San Francisco-based chocolatier that uses only dark chocolate, 85% cacao to be exact, in their big, beautiful-as-jewelry truffles, molded chocolates, and dipped chocolates.
Basel Bazlamit, the company’s CEO and chocolatier, worked as a designer and 3D artist in movies before starting Basel B, and that background shows in the engineering feat that is these truffles. Basel used 3-D sculpting and printing to create the molds, which look like jewelry, ornaments, or really big buttons.
In addition to their very-gifty beauty, the chocolate fillings are tasty and many are unique, influenced by Basel’s upbringing in Jordan and life on 3 continents. Flavors like Pistachio & Honey, Mint Lemonade, Dried Cherry & Pecans, and Ginger & Lavender. My favorite is the Turkish Coffee, because the strong coffee works well with the very dark chocolate.
Basel B Chocolates are available at Basel’s café, The Velvet Raven and at special events.
If, like us, you find the big 85% cacao truffles too bitter, try Basel B’s smaller square truffles. The shells are thinner and better balanced with the fillings, I think. Also, any of his dipped chocolates are good too.