This is the first in a brand new series of discussions here on The Chocolate Life - a chance to ask questions of top chocolatiers, chocolate makers, and other people in and around the chocolate industry.
Our first guest is Michael Antonorsi, one of the founders of Chuao Chocolatier.
One of the reasons I have asked Michael to be the first in this series is that I noticed a lot of mention of them in various blog posts and discussions. I've known Michael for at least five years now and have seen the business grow from a small shop in a strip mall on the Pacific Coast Highway north of San Diego into a company with strong national brand-name recognition and distribution.
Then, Michael will look at the questions and pick up to 10 of the most interesting ones to answer. He will write his answers, send them to me, and I will post them back here in the Forum for everyone to read and comment on.