Daniel Schreiber & Flatlander Chocolate
For me, an important part of remembering Dan and celebrating his passion is to go back and read all of the wonderful words that have been written about him over the past year or so. He certainly captured the imagination - and taste buds - of many, many people here in Central Illinois.
I learned about Dan’s efforts at making chocolate when he launched his Kickstarter project, but it wasn’t until the fall of 2009 that I was able to taste his creations after buying some from Laurence Mate’s This Little Piggy club. The first bar I tried was the Salted Milk Chocolate, and ever since then I’ve been telling all my friends and family about it.
Buying and trying his chocolate had become a shared activity in our house - my wife and kids looooove it as well. My son, daughter and I were lucky enough to try his 100% cocoa bar at the market earlier this summer. Now, whenever my son takes a bite of any bar he asks if it is the, “100%?” Dan converted them as well. They both refer to him as “Willy Wonka, the Chocolate Man”, which is about the highest compliment they can give. Here’s a photo of my daughter enjoying her very first taste of the infamous Artella last Sunday.
Linked below are the various stories and blog entries featuring Dan or his chocolate that I was able to find. Although this represents only a small portion of his life, it does represent the Dan I knew - a smart, determined, passionate, sharing, entrepreneurial craftsman.
Dan’s Digital Outposts
artisanal thinking - Dan’s personal blog
Flatlander Chocolate - Facebook Page
Flatlander Chocolate - Twitter Feed
Flatlander Chocolate - Company Website
Word of Mouth
Theobroma cacao - This Little Piggy
Theobroma Cacao - Clever Food Blog
Grinding Nibs Into Chocolate - Clever Food Blog
Nibs - Clever Food Blog
Theobroma Update - This Little Piggy
UI grad student turning beans to bars of chocolate - News-Gazette.com
Why Dan Matters - Clever Food Blog
1000 Year Old Food Club - Clever Food Blog
Cocoa Loco - This Little Piggy
The Morning After - This Little Piggy
Days of Wine and Chocolate - This Little Piggy
Cheapening Food - This Little Piggy
PKN Champaign-Urbana Vol. 3 – PechaKucha Daily
What’s brown and bitter and shaped like an almond? - In My Backyard | WILL Agricultural Programing
Cooking at Home with Jason: Easy as Silk Pie - ChambanaMoms.com
Remembering Dan - Website established by Dan’s family to collect your experiences
The man that was and will always be Flatlander Chocolate - Smile Politely
Life remembered: Friends recall Daniel Schreiber’s passion, zest for ideas - News-Gazette.com
R.I.P. Daniel Schreiber of Flatlander Chocolate - Smile Politely
In memory of a budding food artisan, we continue to do what we do - Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery
Daniel Schreiber - This Little Piggy
Hauntings - This Little Piggy
Remembering Daniel Schreiber - Smile Politely
Service, website and fund set up to remember Daniel Schreiber - News-Gazette.com
Reflections without chocolate - Common Ground Food Co-op
Thanks Dan - you will be missed.
The Sweet Family