Chocolate Truffles, Baked Goods, Candy and More: ‘The Carbon Chocolate Workshop’ To Open Thursday on Pine Street

Drew Salko’s lifelong love for cooking really started paying off when he went to college. Studying finance at Drexel University in Philadelphia, the Southport native began baking and serving ice cream for friends stressed about homework and finals, even brewing his own wine and beer. As a senior, he started making chocolate. “I just got a small chocolate grinder for my apartment and began making different single-origin chocolate and figuring out which cacao beans I liked, from Madagascar or Venezuela,” Salko recalled on a recent afternoon. On Thursday, Salko will open The Carbon Chocolate Workshop on Pine Street at Pine Street Concessions—the first time his fledgling enterprise, launched 18 months ago, will have a permanent location.