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Favorite Chocolate Makers -- the world's best chocolate bars.

Amano     USA

WEB SITE  www.amanochocolate.com

In Italian, Amano means both "by hand" and "they love". It's an appropriate name for a chocolate crafted by hand with love. Amano Artisan Chocolate, founded in 2007 by Clark Goble and Art Pollard, is dedicated to reviving the art of making fine artisan chocolate from the bean. Our chocolate is made in small batches from only the finest cacao beans and the most select ingredients. We hope you enjoy our chocolate.

USA  (Orem, Utah)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.amanochocolate.com

Amedei     Italy

Amedei is a chocolate manufacturing company located in the Tuscany region of Italy. Begun in Pisa in 1990, Amedei is the result of a cacao love affair of the brother and sister team of Cecilia and Alessio Tessieri.

Italy  (Pontedera, Pisa)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 

Areté     USA

David and Leslie Senk opened their doors on the first of the new year 2015 from their small craft chocolate workshop in Milpitas, CA. They closed business in March 2020.

USA  (Milpitas, California)
out of business   favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 

Bahen & Co.     Australia

Bahen & Co. founder, Josh Bahen, has a decade of experience in the making of fine wine and a wine-makers attention to craftsmanship. Together with his wife Jacq they operate the chocolate making facility from a family operated farm in Margaret River, Western Australia. Using vintage chocolate making equipment and only 2 ingredients, cacao and cane sugar, Bahen & Co. strives to make chocolate in a traditional way that pre-dates the mass production of the industrial revolution.

Australia  (Margaret River, Western Australia)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 

Bar au Chocolat     USA

WEB SITE  www.barauchocolat.com

Nicole Trutanich is the founder and Chocolatemaker behind Bar au Chocolat.

USA  (Manhattan Beach, California)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.barauchocolat.com

Bonnat     France

WEB SITE  bonnat-chocolatier.com

Chocolat Bonnat's history stems back to 1884, when Félix Bonnat first opened his doors at 8 cours Sénozan in Voiron, a Bonnat Shoptown in the French Alps in the southwest of France, about an hour northwest of Grenoble. Félix's two sons, Armand and Gaston, began to help with business operations soon after, and in 1956, scion Raymond Bonnat, with his wife Nicole, took full control of the firm. Formally schooled in business as well as chocolate, Raymond guided the company to exponential growth. Now four generations strong, Bonnat is run by two of Raymond and Nicole's four children, Cécile and Stéphane.

France  (Voiron)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  bonnat-chocolatier.com

Castronovo     USA

WEB SITE  www.castronovochocolate.com

In July 2014, Denise and Jim Castronovo opened what is said to be the first bean-to-bar, handcrafted, chocolate shop in Florida. The Castronovos import beans from Belize, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic, roast them and turn them into chocolate in their Stuart store, 555 S Colorado Ave., Stuart, FL 34994, Phone (561) 512-7236.

USA  (Stuart, Florida)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.castronovochocolate.com

Claudio Corallo     São Tomé and Príncipe

WEB SITE  www.claudiocorallo.com

São Tomé and Príncipe
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.claudiocorallo.com

Coppeneur     Germany

WEB SITE  www.coppeneurchocolate.com

Oliver Coppeneur founded Coppeneur Chocolates in 1993. Bruce Toy discovered Coppeneur during an epicurean travel adventure through Europe in 2004. Together they enjoy an excellent reputation as a manufacturer of impecable cocoa creations.

Germany  (Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.coppeneurchocolate.com

Dandelion     USA

WEB SITE  www.dandelionchocolate.com

In early 2010, Dandelion Chocolate decided to share their craft chocolate with their friends and family and have expanded since. Currently, in their factory in the Mission district of San Francisco, they roast, crack, sort, winnow, grind, conch, and temper small batches of beans and then mold and package each bar by hand. By sourcing high quality beans and carefully crafting tiny batches, Dandelion tries to bring out the individual flavors and nuances of each bean.

USA  (San Francisco, California)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.dandelionchocolate.com

De Vries     USA

WEB SITE  www.devrieschocolate.com

DeVries Chocolate was America's pioneer micro producer of fine chocolate bars. Founded in 2005, the company was born of a hobby turned obsession; a chocolate-loving glass artist was transformed into a nationally-acknowledged chocolate artisan. On a trip to Costa Rica, Steve DeVries picked up some cacao beans with the idea of trying to make his own chocolate bars at home. The hobbyist was surprised to discover that his homemade chocolate, despite being quite rudimentary, was extremely complex and sophisticated in flavor. His experiment was enough to convince him to focus his efforts from transforming glass into art to creating edible gold from cacao beans. It is sad to report that De Vries has, at least temporarily, stopped making chocolate at this time.

USA  (Denver, Colorado)
out of business   favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.devrieschocolate.com

WEB SITE  www.dicktaylorchocolate.com

Adam Dick and Dustin Taylor who previously used their talents making furniture and building boats, bring that same attention to detail to their bean to bar chocolates. Everything is made in their small factory in Arcata, California, with only two ingredients: organic cacao and organic cane sugar. They don't add vanilla or cocoa butter, so the unique flavor of each bean comes through.

USA  (Arcata, California)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.dicktaylorchocolate.com

Domori     Italy

Italy
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 

Franceschi     Venezuela

WEB SITE  www.franceschichocolate.com

Making chocolate since 1830.

Venezuela  (San José, Estado Mé)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.franceschichocolate.com

Fresco     USA

WEB SITE  www.frescochocolate.com

USA  (Lynden, Washington)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.frescochocolate.com

Hotel Chocolat     United Kingdom

WEB SITE  www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

Founders Angus Thirlwell and Peter Harris had one goal in mind - to make a better type of chocolate available to UK consumers bored by the mediocrity of that available in supermarkets and on the high street.

United Kingdom  (England)
favorite chocolate maker  
 
WEB SITE  www.hotelchocolat.co.uk

WEB SITE  www.lilliebellefarms.com

USA  (Central Point, Oregon)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.lilliebellefarms.com

mānoa     USA

WEB SITE  www.manoachocolate.com

In 2012, Dylan Butterbaugh started a bean-to-bar chocolate company called Manoa Chocolate Hawaii in Kailua on Oahu, with the goal of crafting high-quality chocolate bars using sustainable production methods. Dylan Butterbaugh started Manoa Chocolate as a project that combined his passions - science, sustainability, and chocolate. Butterbaugh searches for small farms from which to source cacao; about half of his chocolate is made using cacao from Hawai'i Island.

USA  (Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.manoachocolate.com

Maverick     USA

WEB SITE  www.maverickchocolate.com

Maverick Chocolate is a family owned and operated bean-to-bar craft chocolate company. The chocolate connoisseurs behind Maverick are the Picton family: Paul, wife Marlene, and sons Scott and Benjamin. Paul, who spent 30 years as an aviation engineer before venturing into chocolate making, either handmade or retrofitted nearly all of their equipment

USA  (Cincinnati, Ohio)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.maverickchocolate.com

Michel Cluizel     France

Cluizel is a family business that started in 1947 in Normandy, when pastry chefs Marc and Marcelle Cluizel decided to venture into the world of fine chocolate. Fascinated by his parents' chocolate business, Michel became an apprentice and in 1987 opened what has come to be a renowned boutique, La Fontaine du Chocolat, on the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris. Cluizel takes immense pride in quality ingredients, using strictly cane sugar and Bourbon vanilla pods. To enable the purest chocolate flavors he avoids lecithin--an emulsifier commonly used for added smoothness and mouthfeel--so that every nuance of the cacao shines through.

France
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 

Original Beans     Switzerland

The idea for Original Beans was born when a German conservation entrepreneur, a Dutch fair trade pioneer, and an American organic food marketer met in 2006. The company's vision follows in the footsteps of founder/CEO Philipp Kauffmann's family heritage. His direct forefather, Georg Ludwig Hartig, helped coin the term sustainability ("Nachhaltigkeit" in German) and in 1791 wrote that "any wise forest management must use the forest in such a way that generations thereafter can draw at least as much advantage from it as the presently living generation has." Original Beans' Board of Directors consists of Josh Mailman, Pieter Borkent, Willem van Weede, and Philipp Kauffmann.

Switzerland
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 

WEB SITE  parliamentchocolate.com

Parliament Chocolate is a small team of impassioned individuals striving to bring something new and exciting to the chocolate world. The truth is, the art of chocolate making is a truly artisanal process. Our true respect for the amazing cacao bean fuels our process by deciding to only use two ingredients, high quality cacao and organic cane sugar. By creating and nurturing with this simplistic approach we are able to let the true profiles of the cacao beans come through in our chocolate.

USA  (Redlands, California)
favorite chocolate maker   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  parliamentchocolate.com

Patric     USA

WEB SITE  www.patric-chocolate.com

Patric Chocolate was founded in 2007, owned and operated by Alan McClure. The name of the company is rooted in Alan's middle name, Patrick. Patric chocolate has embarked upon an unceasing analysis of each step of the chocolate-making process in order to create a collection of fine chocolate bars whose individual components are superbly interwoven into flavors both unique and magnificent. As our efforts come to fruition, we are proud to introduce a line of select, micro-batch dark chocolate bars that reflect the results of our commitment: the aroma, taste, and feel that are uniquely Patric.

USA  (Columbia, Missouri)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.patric-chocolate.com

Pierre Marcolini     Belgium

Pierre Marcolini is a true boutique chocolatier, a Belgian patissier who expanded into making his own chocolate from raw bean. He opened his first shop in Brussels in 1994; and in order to satisfy the appetite the world has developed for his chocolate, he now has shops in Paris, London, Tokyo, Moscow, and most recently, New York City opened in 2005. The New York boutique is now closed, but Marcolini still produces chocolate.

Belgium
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 

Pralus     France

WEB SITE  www.chocolats-pralus.com

The legacy of Pralus (pronounced prah-LOO) began in 1955 when Auguste Pralus opened up a patisserie in Roanne. His son Franc¸ois took over in 1988 and continues the family business today, with an especially keen focus on single origin chocolate. After studying with the finest pastry chefs including the renowned Jean Jacques Bernachon in Lyon (the first patissier to discover the superiority of single origin Chuao over cacao blends and to use it in his chocolates), François decided to pursue his own passion--producing chocolate from bean to bar.

France
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.chocolats-pralus.com

Pump Street Bakery     United Kingdom

WEB SITE  www.pumpstreetbakery.com

Having mastered the art of bread and pastries, we have turned our all-consuming focus on quality to chocolate. Along with only a few other UK producers, we are making small batch, handmade chocolate from beans imported directly to us from family farms and cooperatives around the world. Upon arrival in our bakery, we hand select the beans and then carefully roast, winnow, grind and conch them for up to 5 days before maturing and tempering the chocolate into bars. We tailor the process at each step of the way to coax a unique flavour from our different types of beans.

United Kingdom  (Orford, Suffolk, England)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.pumpstreetbakery.com

República Del Cacao     Ecuador

WEB SITE  www.republicadelcacao.com

Ecuador
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.republicadelcacao.com

Ritual Chocolate     USA

WEB SITE  www.ritualchocolate.com

Ritual Chocolate is a Colorado-based chocolate manufacturing company that is developing a line of direct-trade, organic, dark chocolate bars. Through our specialized approach to roasting, milling and aging, we are able to preserve the flavors that are unique to our single estate cacao beans. We are involved with the entire chocolate making process, from the bean to the bar, because we want to ensure that our values for the highest achievable quality are present every step of the way, including the traceability of ingredients, sustainable living for the cacao farmers, and inspiring our customers to explore the world of chocolate. --Robbie Stout and Anna Davies

USA  (Denver, Colorado)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 
WEB SITE  www.ritualchocolate.com

Rogue     USA

USA  (Three Rivers, Massachusetts)
out of business   favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 

Soma     Canada

WEB SITE  www.somachocolate.com

Canada
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.somachocolate.com

WEB SITE  twentyfourblackbirds.wordpress.com

USA  (Santa Barbara, California)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  twentyfourblackbirds.wordpress.com

Willie's Cacao     United Kingdom

United Kingdom
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar   buy direct  
 

WEB SITE  www.woodblockchocolate.com

Founded in 2011 by Jessica and Charley Wheelock.

USA  (Portland, Oregon)
favorite chocolate maker   bean-to-bar  
 
WEB SITE  www.woodblockchocolate.com

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