Jennifer Primrose | January 15, 2017
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It's hard to believe it's been 5 years since Videri Chocolate Factory opened its doors in the Depot in Raleigh's Warehouse District. I remember when they first opened their doors and continue to enjoy paying them a visit whenever the opportunity arises.
The 5th anniversary party took place on Sunday, January 15 and included chocolate door prizes, chocolate raffles, hot chocolate, special promos, coloring books, special chocolate products, and more! The "pre-party" included edible chocolate posters strategically placed around the Triangle at such places as The Wine Feed, DECO Raleigh, Wine Authority Raleigh, CAM Raleigh and Runologie. You read that correctly, chocolate POSTERS which they were also raffling off at the event.
For those not in the Raleigh area, you may now be a little curious about this little gem in the heart of downtown Raleigh. Videri is a bean to bar chocolate factory and retail space. The business is owned by Sam Ratto and his wife Starr alongside friend, Chris Heavener.
As soon as you walk through the doors you are greeted by the aroma of sweet chocolate along with a smiling face offering free samples. The retail space offers up fresh coffee or hot chocolate, you can stroll to the back where the magic happens and witness the chocolate making process from start to finish and there is even an outdoor patio to enjoy that fine chocolate bar with a fresh cup of coffee.
Product offerings include the flagship chocolate bars; classic dark chocolate, dark milk chocolate, dark chocolate with sea salt (my favorite), seasonal favorites, confections pack and more. Can't get enough? They also offer 6- and 12-month subscriptions! Every month delivered right to your door. Convinced to pay downtown Raleigh a visit and check out Videri Chocolate Factory? Need an idea for date night? How about pre-dinner drinks at Crank Arm Brewery or Circa 1888, dinner at The Pit Barbecue or Jose & Sons, dessert at Videri Chocolate Factory and then hop on a rickshaw and head on over to CAM art museum!
Happy Anniversary Videri!! We wish you many more years of helping to satisfy our sweet tooth! Cheers!!