Markham & Fitz's 60% Oat & Coconut Milk Chocolate bar, although far from simple, speaks of comfort like home and is dutifully named after and inspired by their No. 1 Fan - Co-Owner, Lauren's Mom - using chocolate originating from beans in Tumaco, Colombia.
Per Lauren Bianco, Co-Owner:
"My mom, it turns out, has the rare gift of larger than life enthusiasm. A collegiate gymnast turned fitness professional, she opened an aerobics studio in the 1980s, ripe with spandex, high kicks and bouncing energy.
When I was born, she closed her studio and subsequently carried her Richard Simmons energy to every childhood soccer game, to parent cheerleading-pyramids, and to carpool rides where she wore fake buck teeth and drove around the neighborhood's circle drive like a crazed eighty-year-old.
When I think of my mom, I imagine her mid-high kick rallying the troops to cheer on a gaggle of children. These days she just shows up at Markham & Fitz to order four chocolate tarts for herself, a specific and now expected allocation.
57g / 2oz