About crave

Crave Artisan Chocolate is a locally owned and operated business in Austin, TX, helmed by Krystal Craig. Born and raised in Austin, Krystal focused her childhood passion for chocolate into becoming a self taught chocolatier, first producing commercially in 2005.

She aspires to create elevated classic flavors and unique offerings using select couverture chocolates with more natural and organic ingredients. Additionally, Krystal believes in offering products everyone can enjoy with many vegan and gluten free options.   

Staying true to her local roots. Krystal designs chocolates for various notable Austin businesses and participates yearly in the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar. She has now created a home for her offerings within Intero Ristorante, the collaboration project between she and her husband Ian Thurwachter to combine their talents in one space. 

Besides Krystal’s passion for creating artisan chocolate products, she is a dedicated Pilates instructor.  Healthy living (which includes the consumption of high quality chocolate) and helping others is strongly important to her.

More information about the development of our upcoming retail space and Intero can be found on the Intero Restaurant website