Devries Chocolate [Denver]
- jlunar Dec 11, 2009 07:08 AM
What happened to him?! His website is non-functional and I'm not finding any news... I thought I'd ping you guys on this board to see if anyone knew...
*sniff* his chocolate was phenomenally good.
http:www.foodpr0n.com/ -- food. is. love.
Steven DeVries Chocolate Maker
3153 Larimer St, Denver, CO
He's still working, he came to Dallas a month or two ago for a tasting. But he hasn't had anything for sale on his website for quite a while. He may have stopped selling retail, I'm not really sure. He didn't bring anything to sell, just samples and he was somewhat mysterious about his intentions.
Buuuh. That's a bummer. I sent him an email a couple weeks ago and didn't hear anything back, so I don't know if the email is still in use or not. I thought he might have gotten out of the biz. Good to hear that he's still about.
Now if only I could get some of his Dominican...
thanks for the update Luniz!
I too have been looking for Steve. I was with him in Costa Rica a few years back and we spoke quite a few times. There was some illness in his family and although I kept emailing and sending messages with friends, he never responded. His site said it would be closed for a few months, but it turned into years!
Just a few days ago I went to his site and it was permanently down, but the BIG surprise was that a new Steve Devries site was up and it was the most God awful pink website I have ever seen and it had nothing to do with Devries of the past. It was not even about his chocolate at all, it was about M & M's and all the shit stuff. I kept going back and forth thinking I had made a mistake. It was a real bummer to see him sell out. I am still bummed about it.
He didn't 'sell out'. To the best of my knowledge, his mother is in the middle of a terminal illness, and he has had to halt production for a while. His website domain expired after awhile, and got taken over by squatters, as jlunar said. It may be a long time, but I'm sure he will eventually come back. In the meantime, try Escazu and Rogue Chocolatier - they are not in any way facsimiles, but they are similar, and wonderful in their own way.