RICH COCOA BLISS

Consumers with increasingly sophisticated palates spell sweet success for specialty chocolate manufacturers and the retailers who recognize their promise. Meeting the basic desire consumers have for chocolate's particular traits is fundamental for some retailers."Consumers are emotionally involved in their favorite chocolate. They're passionate about finding one they like and about visiting it frequently,"

Consumers with increasingly sophisticated palates spell sweet success for specialty chocolate manufacturers and the retailers who recognize their promise. Meeting the basic desire consumers have for chocolate's particular traits is fundamental for some retailers.

"Consumers are emotionally involved in their favorite chocolate. They're passionate about finding one they like and about visiting it frequently," said Philip Nabors, co-owner of Mustard Seed Markets, Akron, Ohio. He sees the

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