Mast Brothers Chocolate

Mast, Brooklyn's best dressed chocolate bars, caught our eye during the recent London Design Festival and they're tasty, tasty, very very tasty too...

BY DEE IVA

If you happen to have a sweet tooth and an eye for design then the Mast Brothers' range of prettily packaged chocolate is aimed squarely at you. After launching in Brooklyn, New York, in 2007, artisanal chocolatiers Rick and Michael Mast decided to bring their handmade confections to London in February 2015. Their standalone shop/factory in Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, is where their yummy chocolate bars and drinks are made then displayed like Louboutin shoes in a designer boutique.

Mast’s Creative Director, former menswear designer Nathan Warkentin, has masterminded the graphic wrappers that adorn each bar, breaking away from traditional product pictures to favour simple, abstract packaging. For the new 2016 collection Warkentin has referenced 1970s and 80s American and Italian sculpture and architecture, creating geometric bursts of pattern and colour that are almost too beautiful to open. However, with intriguing flavours such as ‘Dominican Republic’, ‘Vanilla & Smoke’ and ‘Olive Oil’ to tempt your tastebuds, we reckon that won’t be the case for very long…
mastbrothers.com

ABOVE: Cool stripes on 'Sea Salt' from the original Origins range
ABOVE RIGHT: Rick and Michael Mast, founders of Mast Brothers
BELOW: The covetable new 2016 collection

ABOVE: Mast's minimal London shop in Shoreditch. The swirling vats of chocolate are visible in the factory at the back of the store

Mast London, 19-29 Redchurch Street, London E2  mastbrothers.co.uk
Mast Brooklyn, 111 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY  mastbrothers.com