Chocolate is one of the world's most loved treats. Women have been making their mark in the chocolate industry, bringing a unique touch and perspective to the craft. From bean to bar, these women entrepreneurs are not only creating delicious chocolate but also inspiring the next generation of female chocolate makers. In this blog, we'll explore brands of some of the most talented and innovative women in the chocolate industry and how they are making their mark on an industry. So, sit back, grab a bar of your favorite chocolate, and join us as we discover the amazing women who are shaking up the world of chocolate making.

Women Chocolate Makers Making Their Mark in the Industry

Amedei Tuscany

Amedei’s journey starts with foundress Cecilia Tessieri’s small artisanal laboratory and her commitment to excellence. A search that gradually developed through study, passion, and the rediscovery of ancient processing techniques. The raw cocoa pods selected by Amedei from plantations are harvested and sent directly to Tuscany, to be turned into true art pieces by their chocolatiers, who masterfully dose and hand-process a small number of selected ingredients.

Chocolate Bar To Try: Amedei Pistacchi Chocolate Bar 29%

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Amedei Pistacchi Chocolate Bar 29%

Ritual Chocolate

Ritual Chocolate produces small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods and premium cacao from select sources. Founded in 2010 by Robbie Stout and Anna Davies, their mission is to produce exceptional quality chocolate while celebrating the complexity of the cacao bean. At their small chocolate factory in Park City, Utah, they are involved with the entire chocolate-making process to ensure their values for the highest achievable quality are present every step of the way.

Chocolate Bar To Try: Ritual Honeycomb Toffee 75%

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Ritual Honeycomb Toffee 75%

LetterPress Chocolate

LetterPress Chocolate is based in Los Angeles, California. LetterPress Chocolate's story starts in high school, where founders David and Corey first met. Their first experience with cacao was in 2011 when they traveled to St. Lucia on vacation and happened to stop at a cacao plantation where they got to taste the pulp from cacao pods for the first time. Two years later, the couple began a chocolate blog called Little Brown Squares reviewing bean-to-bar chocolate bars. The couple started puchasing small quantities of cacao beans from chocolate makers and brokers and started making his own batches. They eventually started making chocolate that tasted so good that they opened a Factory! Today, you can visit LetterPress and even do a tour of the facility.

Chocolate Bar To Try: LetterPress Costa Esmeraldas Ecuador 100%

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LetterPress Costa Esmeraldas Ecuador 100%

Mirzam Chocolate

Mirzam chocolate is an Emirati chocolate company that tells the story of the spice trade through the lens of craft chocolate. Their Chief Chocolate Officer is Kathy Johnston. With her extensive experience in the food industry and her commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing practices, Kathy has established Mirzam Chocolate as a leader in the world of premium chocolate. Under her leadership, the company has received numerous awards and accolades for its high-quality products and innovative approach to chocolate-making.

Chocolate Bar To Try: Rose & Pistachio 'Falooda' White Chocolate

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Rose & Pistachio 'Falooda' White Chocolate

Solstice Chocolate

Solstice Chocolate is an American Artisan Chocolate maker located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Their award-winning bean-to-bar chocolate is handcrafted using the finest single-origin cacao from all over the world. The company was founded by husnand and wife Scott Query and DeAnn Wallin. DeAnn's interest in chocolate making was ignited when she began using couverture, and her craving for creating her own bean-to-bar chocolate grew. What started as a family artisanal hobby transformed into a journey of experimenting with the finest ingredients to bring out the best flavors and make chocolate.

Chocolate Bar To Try: Solstice Brown Butter White Chocolate

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Solstice Brown Butter White Chocolate

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February 10, 2023