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Makers of Chocolate Showpieces
Thank you for Stopping By
Hello, and thank you for stopping by. My name is Steve Ritter. This is my dream realized through a bit of patience and a lot of perseverance. What began as a dabbling over ten years ago became an obsession; little chocolates with creamy fillings made for family and friends.
How it Began
It all started in the small town of Cairo, West Virginia, the place I’ve called home for nearly 25 years. I helped host a town gathering called ‘Saturdays on the Square’ where we played music, drank coffee, swapped stories, and yes, ate chocolate! I even played a little guitar and sang some of my songs. Word soon spread and folks began to look forward to this annual event.
Art of Chocolate Making
As the years went by, I became more enamored with the art of chocolate making. New skills were learned. I went to school and purchased professional chocolate-making equipment. Exotic terms like couverture, ganache, and bonbon found their way into my vocabulary. Technical concepts like viscosity, polymorphism, and temper began to make sense. Flavors became more complex and nuanced; textures were paid attention to. Above all, ingredients were paramount. The chocolates, good to begin with, became even better. And so Iti Biti was born.
Become a Fan
The result? You be the judge. With an ever-evolving range of flavors, I invite you to become a fan just like so many others have. From my small town to wherever you might be, enjoy Iti Biti Small Batch Chocolates.
Steve Ritter is a chocolatier, graduating from the Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts located in Vancouver, B.C.