K+M Chocolate represents the fusion of culinary artistry and scientific innovation in chocolate making. Thomas Keller, renowned for his leadership at The French Laundry and other prestigious restaurants, joined forces with Armando Manni, known for his revolutionary "Live Oil" process in olive oil production. Their collaborative effort led to the development of a unique chocolate-making methodology. This process, perfected with the University of Florence, substitutes traditional cocoa butter with MANNI oil, intending to preserve the antioxidants naturally found in cocoa beans. This approach contrasts with conventional chocolate production, which often results in significant loss of these beneficial compounds. The collaboration of Keller's culinary expertise and Manni's research-driven approach to quality ingredients marks K+M Chocolate as a distinctive player in the gourmet chocolate industry.