Endeavoring to source fair-trade, organic ingredients whenever possible, Videri uses select cacao beans from Central and South America. Employees hand sort the beans before winnowing, roasting and grinding. Self-guided tours of the factory are available anytime the doors are open. Husband and wife owners Sam and Starr Sink Ratto have teamed up with Chris Heavener, and you’d be hard-pressed to find three nicer people to sell you chocolate.
Enticements range from pepper-infused chocolate to smooth-tasting 90 percent dark. Be sure to grab a cup of Stumptown Coffee Roasters robust java to pair with your sweet treats.
In addition to selling chocolate at their store, Videri services wholesale accounts nationwide, including Whole Foods; Whisk, a kitchenware outfit in Cary; and Parker and Otis restaurant and gift shop in Durham.