2929 Ninth St, Berkeley
UPDATE July 2023: Bisou has opened a storefront in Berkeley.
From 50–100% & from one ingredient to five
East Bay bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Bisou Chocolate, was started in 2006 in Berkeley, moved to Oakland for a while, and is now back in Berkeley with a storefront.
Bisou makes single-origin bars from locations across the equator in cacao strengths from 50% (mixed with organic coconut) to 100% (ground nibs only). Their ingredient lists are small, and they don’t use dairy or soy products in their chocolate.
They have expanded their line to include vegan truffles, caramels, and dragées all made with their chocolate. They also offer drinking chocolate in different cacao percentages, and chocolate dipped fruit. Some of their chocolate is vegan, including a white chocolate bar.
You can find their bars and other confections online, at their storefront, and at some retail stores and farmers markets. Check their website for locations.