Originally Posted by LA Guy
To elaborate on this, I nearly always disagree with the purist point of view, which is pretty popular here on any number of clothing related subjects. For example, it could be argued that, say, Freeman's Sporting Club, or Paul Stuart, or Domenico Vacca, just to take as disparate retailer/designers as are represented on the forum, don't actually make anything. They contract out with well known manufacturers in various categories, but they do offer a coherent vision.
I think that kiya's point was that they don't make their own chocolate but buy it as raw material and add to nuts, spices, etc... to make bonbons, pralines, etc... what we generally call "chocolates" (plural). Clearly, Marcolini and Vosges manufacture their product, they don't just design and market.
Not that I disagree with your point - which is valid - but I think he was more focused on the chocolate (singular) making process in his comment.