Videri Chocolate, in Raleigh, North Carolina, began as a dream – much like other successful niche businesses.The owners, Sam and Starr, launched Videri Chocolate a few years ago and have been making sweet treats for discerning patrons ever since. It’s been more successful than they could have imagined.
The store and factory, located in the Raleigh Depot, fits perfectly in its industrial-era surroundings. The exposed brick and beams lend a sense of nostalgia to the factory while providing the open space needed for manufacturing chocolate. There’s nothing cookie cutter about the factory or its chocolate.
Every day, Sam oversees the manufacturing of the chocolate. He oversees the selection of beans, their roasting and processing ensuring a premier quality product in every batch. Starr is the heart of the business. She welcomes visitors to the factory and enthusiastically shares the company’s passion with guests who come to shop or take a factory tour. Chris, who oversees the business aspect of the company, enjoys watching guests get caught up in the excitement of freshly made chocolate.
During store hours, Videri Chocolate offers free self-guided tours. The factory has signs explaining each step of the chocolate making process so guests can walk through to discover every step of the chocolate making process, from bean roasting to tempering the chocolate.
For those who want artisan Videri Chocolate and can’t visit Raleigh in person, the shop does accept online orders. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this might just make the perfect gift.
About Videri Chocolate
Location: 327 W. Davie Street, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27601
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 11 a.m. 'til 7 p.m. , Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. 'til 9 p.m.
For more info or to order, visit Videri Chocolate Factory online.