July 12, 2024


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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.

About Steve Ritter

Steve Ritter is a chocolatier, graduating from the Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts located in Vancouver, B.C.

“ All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.”
― Charles M. Schulz

iti biti in size,
enormous in flavor!

For The Sweetest Moments In Life

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