Artisan - Vegan - Gluten Free
These were the foundational elements passed along from Lev Kelman’s previous company out of New York - Brooklyn Dark. It is this same foundation that is built into one of Portland’s very own, new, cannabis chocolate company!
Founded by Lev Kelman
Edge Off was founded by Lev Kelman in 2020. After receiving his Grand Diplome from the Italian Culinary Academy in New York City and from Alma in Parma, Italy, Lev Kelman embarked on many delicious and adventurous chocolate experiments, mostly in his kitchen with close friends and foodies alike. His passion for the creating a sublime chocolate treat – using the finest organic ingredients and eliminating negative additives such as dairy – led to Brooklyn Dark. Brooklyn Dark is a chocolate company that started in 2011 and was based around providing healthy, hemp chocolate to the masses. Lev wanted to bring the healing properties of cannabis though and decided Portland is the best place to do that.
Edge Off chocolate is also environmentally friendly, made with organic chocolate, with all cacao farmers are utilizing sustainable agricultural methods. Blended to 63% cacao, Edge Off appeals to sophisticated chocolate consumers, who prefer dark chocolate containing between 60% to 70% cacao. Edge Off is artisanal – created by hand with love, in small batches and packaged by hand. We’ve replaced chemically refined sugar with less refined organic evaporated cane juice – and unlike other bars, it is not the first ingredient, which is chocolate!
There are no preservatives in Edge Off. Organic Sunflower Seed Lecithin, an emulsifier, is used to keep the ingredients from separating. There are no additives such as nuts or gluten to which many people have allergic reactions. Only vegan ingredients are present in Edge Off. Dairy is harmful to humans and to the animals involved in its production. We at Edge Off seek to maximize good decisions to help make society more humane