• Bon Appetite

    What It's Like to Be a Professional Chocolate Taster
  • December, 2015
  • The United States of Chocolate Where can Bernardini find that elusive perfect chocolate? On U.S. soil, it turns out. He loves Fruition based out of Shokan, New York, as well as Massachusetts-based Rogue Chocolatier and Missouri-based Patric Chocolate... Read Full Article
  • The New York Times

    A Taste Test of Chocolate Bars Made From Scratch
  • December, 2015
  • In a blind tasting of 14 bean-to-bar chocolates made in the United States, these were the most impressive...7.Fruition. 76 percent Marañón from Peru. Like a frothy, rich cup of espresso with a stripe of lemon peel, this is an... Read Full Article
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  • Zagat

    8 Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Makers to Know
  • January, 2017
  • Bean-to-bar chocolate is having a moment: In 2005 there were only a handful of makers in the U.S., and now there are around 200. What exactly is bean-to-bar chocolate, or craft chocolate, as it’s often called? Unlike chocolatiers, who use premade chocolate that they melt and turn into truffles... Read Full Article
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  • Saveur

    The World's Best White Chocolates Deserve Your Respect
  • December, 2016
  • No ingredient in the pastry pantry garners more controversy and snobbery than white chocolate. And fair enough: At its worst, it’s a cloying throwback to the waxy hollow rabbits of Easters past and the ‘90s cookies-’n-cream craze, but even at its best, this confection is rarely afforded the status... Read Full Article
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  • Chocolate Connoisseur

    In Focus
  • April, 2020
  • Fruition Chocolate Works. Here, just southwest of Woodstock (where Fruiton also runs a chocolate boutique), is where you’ll begin your chocolate adventure today, as we explore the evolution of Fruition Chocolate via yet another chocolate super couple — Bryan and Dahlia Graham.... Read Full Article
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  • The Slow Melt

  • October, 2018
  • Fruition Chocolate won the gold medal for “Best in Competition” at the 2016 International Chocolate Awards. In this episode, Bryan tells us about his pastry chef training, the story behind the Corazon de Dahlia bar and how the proceeds help children in Peru, and about recreating flavors in chocolate that he loved in his youth... Read Full Article
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  • Chocolate Fascination

    Interview Episode 11 – Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate
  • October, 2018
  • Bryan Graham and his wife Dahlia started Fruition Chocolate amidst a fascination with the mystique and magnetism of chocolate making drawing them in. Over the years, they have sourced great cacao and experimented with new approaches to single origin chocolate, inclusions, and confections... Read Full Article
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  • Sierra Club

    Taste Test: To Save Cacao, Eat Craft Chocolate
  • October, 2018
  • To get a taste of what this maker has to offer, dig into the creamy richness of brown butter milk chocolate, embrace the purity of the 100% bar (no sugar in this one!), or go for something in between with the Hispaniola Dark. Beyond the bars, Fruition’s pecans with maple cinnamon milk chocolate make for the perfect gift or after-dinner treat... Read Full Article
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  • Goop

    The Good For You Chocolate Guide
  • February, 2017
  • Some headlines are too good to be true. But as SF Bay-based weight loss, hormone, and women’s health expert Dr. Sara Gottfried (her new book, Younger, is out this month) verifies: Chocolate is good for you. The health benefits of dark chocolate are widely varied and impressive... Read Full Article
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  • The Kitchn

    Spoonful for the Pantry: Fruition Chocolate
  • February, 2017
  • Whether you're buying these for your valentine or keeping them for yourself, here are five chocolatey treats we're currently crushing on. (They're a million times more special than those cheesy heart-shaped boxes you'd usually pick up last-minute at the drug store... Read Full Article
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  • Men's Health

    5 Most Delicious Hot Chocolates on the Planet
  • December, 2016
  • Let’s face it: Powdered hot cocoa mix tastes more like chalk than chocolate. Fortunately, there are a host of small companies around the country making high-quality drinking chocolate. These hot chocolates are often called “drinking chocolate” because they’re... Read Full Article
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  • Seth Godin Blog

    A Dark Chocolate Sampler
  • October, 2016
  • Bean to bar dark chocolate is a revelation. It's got the terroir and backstory of the finest wines, it's a collision of rural farmers and modern technology and markets similar to coffee, and it also brings along the Proustian nostalgia of childhood... Read Full Article
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  • Bloomberg Pursuits

    National Chocolate Day: 8 cities with irresistible chocolatiers
  • October, 2016
  • Today, there are so many high-quality chocolate producers around the world that pinpointing the best can be like finding an M&M in a confetti pit. So why not listen to the people who work with the stuff every day? In honor of National Chocolate Day in the U.S.—Oct. 28, although shouldn't... Read Full Article
  • InStyle

    5 Amazing Chocolate Companies You Need to Know Now
  • July, 2016
  • Bryan is a former pastry chef, and I think that extra training really gives him a great background in his chocolate making,” says Leaf. “The quality of the beans, the resources, the integrity, the care, the flavor—it’s just a fantastic company... Read Full Article
  • Chocolate Noise

    Fruition Chocolate: All About the Flavor
  • February, 2016
  • Bryan Graham makes milk chocolate. And white chocolate. He uses vanilla. He even makes truffles and dark-chocolate-coated, jalapeño-dusted corn nuts. CORN NUTS. In other words, Bryan Graham isn’t like most craft chocolate makers, who focus on two-ingredient, single-origin dark bars... Read Full Article
  • Upstater

    Fruition: Stickin’ It to Big Chocolate in the Catskills
  • December, 2015
  • Grub Street’s pick from the Fruition tree of chocolate delights? The Brown Butter Milk Chocolate bar, made from Ronnybrook Farm Dairy butter, located in Columbia County right here in the Hudson Valley. Need a chocolate fix? Skip the Hershey’s (and the Mast Brothers) and stick... Read Full Article
  • Food & Wine

    6 New Party Essentials
  • November, 2015
  • Bring your next cocktail-party to another level with these six great additions, from cured salami to rock-candy-infused rye...CORN NUTS Dark-chocolate-coated corn nuts are a sweet and savory cocktail snack... Read Full Article
  • Edible Hudson Valley

    You Got Chocolate in my Pumpkin
  • October, 2015
  • There’s such a bounty of great artisanal food producers here,” says Bryan Graham, who, with his wife and business partner, Dahlia Rissman Graham, owns Fruition Chocolate. Their award-winning small-batch bean-to bar-chocolate is a bit of a paradox: The cacao beans are sourced from... Read Full Article
  • Hudson Valley Hullaballoo

    Vendor Feature: Fruition Chocolate
  • October, 2015
  • Bryan begins by slowly roasting and stone-grinding hand-selected organic, fair trade cocoa beans to create an end product that’s not only some of the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted, but also incredibly gorgeous to look at. This winning combination makes their chocolates some of the... Read Full Article
  • The Wall Street Journal

    Stone-Ground Chocolate Gets Hate Mail and Lots of Love
  • January, 2015
  • Craft chocolatiers are using ancient techniques of the Aztecs and Mayans to create a dairy-free, low-fat product with a consistency a bit like crunchy dirt. Some chocolate lovers can’t seem to get enough of it. This type of chocolate, sometimes called Mexican-style ... Read Full Article
  • Daily Freeman

    Fruition Chocolate in Shokan gets ready for the season
  • December, 2014
  • So much chocolate. So little time. Such is life right about now for Bryan Graham, who is in the thick of a chocolate-making frenzy. It’s the gift-buying season when the demand for the Shokan businessman’s luxury products escalates, and his 1,500-square-foot ... Read Full Article
  • Serious Eats

    The Rise of Awesome Milk Chocolate
  • November, 2014
  • White wine, light roast coffee, and milk chocolate walk into a bar. There's no punch line here; just three underappreciated edibles commiserating about their feelings of inadequacy. You see, somewhere along the way, our culture dismissed milk chocolate as kid's stuff ... Read Full Article
  • Organic Hudson Valley

    Fruition Chocolate Works
  • February, 2014
  • For my trip to Fruition Chocolate Works, found along Route 28 in Shokan, I brought the whole family along. My little girls were eager to experience a chocolate tasting too, and they reminded me that it's only fair to share the fair trade, organic chocolates with ... Read Full Article
  • Usa Today

    The Emerging World of Small Batch Chocolate
  • February, 2014
  • According to Bryan Graham of Fruition Chocolate in Shokan, N.Y., "Everyone seems to have a differing opinion on what it actually implies. I think we could all agree that a lot of care and pride goes into sourcing high quality ... Read Full Article
  • Dessert Professional

    Dessert Professional Top 10 Chocolatier 2013
  • December, 2013
  • Dessert Professional magazine is proud to announce the recipients of our annual Top Ten Chocolatiers in North America awards. The fine chocolate industry here continues to evolve, and the chocolatiers in North America are among the finest in the world. Read Full Article
  • Oprah Magazine

    Westwind Orchard and Fruition Chocolate Bar
  • October, 2013
  • Raising the Bar A virtuous way to eat candy: Westwind Orchard and Fruition Chocolate have joined forces to create treats with farm-fresh raspberries, pumpkin seeds and fair-trade cocoa beans, all organically grown ... Read More
  • Everyday with Rachel Ray

    Road Trips for Food Lovers
  • June, 2013
  • Bryan Graham is one of a handful in the U.S. who roast, grind, and liquefy their own beans. To see how good the bean-to-bar movement can taste, try his chocolate-coated toasted almonds with smoked sea salt ... Read More
  • The Valley Table

  • Raising the Chocolate Bar
  • June, 2013
  • The aroma of chocolate perfumes is the air of the Fruition Chocolate shop. Machinery buzzes in the background as cocoa nibs are ground to a shiny paste. Gracious, soft spoken and chocolate-obsessed, owner Bryan Graham understands that the craft of chocolate making requires finesse. It's all in the details. Read Full Article
  • New York Magazine

    Candyland: Market Research
  • February 11, 2013
  • This bean-tobar Catskills operation was founded by Bryan Graham, who began his career as a young assistant pie-baker in his grandmother's upstate kitchen ... Read More
  • Chronogram

  • Heart-Shaped Box: For the Love of Chocolate
  • January 1, 2012
  • Consistent effects require solid knowledge and control. To achieve that control, Graham takes a complete DIY approach: He’s one of a handful of artisans that makes his own chocolate, bean to bar, entirely in his workspace ... Read More
  • Wired

  • The Science and Art of Chocolate Making
  • December 19, 2011
  • The flexibility of chocolate is what I love most about it. It can be incredibly satisfying to simply taste a little piece of great, unadulterated chocolate and let the flavors wash over your palate ... Read More
  • C-spot: The Source for Premium Chocolate Information and Reviews

  • Boxed Chocolate Review: Fruition
  • December 15, 2011
  • A startup with pedigree & chops to start... from an exec pastry chef, ex Bear Café near Woodstock, NY... Fruition reps the new breed of bean-to-box (& the bombones within) which, come to think of it ... Read More
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  • Bar Chocolate Review: Dark Milk by Fruition
  • December 15, 2011
  • The barsmith here, Bryan Graham, is perched aloft the details in full fruition on this one. A chocolate that picks the whole day up & throws it into one of those sub-orbital trajectories ... Read More
  • Cooking by the Book: Suzi’s Blog

  • A Chocoholic Haven in the Catskills
  • December 13, 2011
  • Fruition was founded by Bryan Graham, a native of the area, experienced pastry chef, and graduate of the CIA...Bryan is enthusiastic, professional, and creative...[The Classic Milk Chocolate] ... Read More
  • Cooking with Books

  • Fruition Chocolate Works
  • October 28, 2011
  • Bryan's passion for chocolate has always been a part of him and now it can be a part of you!...The bars came wrapped in a rustic twine ribbon and each bar is wrapped in both a gorgeously thick paper printed with their unique design, and the bar itself is sealed in a ... Read More