If you are reading this, clearly you love chocolate. But did you know there are Black-owned chocolate businesses across the globe waiting to serve you the premium chocolate you crave? No matter the occasion, chocolate is a great buy and buying it from Black-owned businesses is even better. Let’s look at 11 Black-owned chocolate Businesses.
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Harlem Chocolate Factory | New York
The Harlem Chocolate Factory uses names of iconic places such as Pan-Pan Diner and developed recipes to tell the story of Harlem. You’ll find an assortment of chocolate from bark to turtles. Jessica Spaulding, owner, uses responsibly sourced chocolate to create her treats. Harlem Chocolate Factory is located 2363 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard. New York, NY 10030, (646) 922-8816.
Viveré Chocolates | New Jersey
Founder Robert Bowden uses all natural 70% chocolate and cream ganaches created from a cacao blend from Africa, Central America and South America. The Hackettstown-based business offers artisanal chocolates, truffles and baking chocolate. Viveré is located 210 High Street. Hackettstown, NJ 07840, (908) 509-1848.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates | Memphis
Chef Philip Ashley Rix has an international following for his designer chocolates and he has clients ranging from Disney to Stevie Wonder. He is self-taught and was named by TasteTV as one of the best chocolatiers and confectioners in America. Phillip Ashley Chocolates is located 798 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104, (901) 572-1011.
3Some Chocolates | Online – Based in New York
This online store owned by couple Patrick Ali Glanville and Kristin Parker has customizable chocolate bars and specialty bars like jerk truffles. Some time soon, there will be a storefront in Manhattan, but until then, interested customers can purchase their candy on their website.
Askanya Chocolates | Haiti
Askanya sells premium chocolate bars and liqueur using their own Haitian cacao. By partnering with farmers, Askanya owners, transformed their grandparent’s house in Ouanaminthe into a chocolate factory using the best bean-to-bar chocolate making for everyone’s enjoyment. Askanya is located 75 Rue Espagnole, Ouanaminthe, Nord-Est, Haiti. Their number is +509 34-87-6820 and U.S. number is 1 (347) 756-0171.
Midunu Chocolates | Ghana
Selassie Atadika combines the flavors of Ghana in her chocolates. There’s fruit, teas, tisanes and spice blends used to create their artisanal treats. Using Ghanaian cocoa and inspiration from different parts of the continent, each truffle has a name using African women as the inspiration. You can find Midunu Chocolates at 21 Sixth Road. Accra, Ghana +233 24-331-6580.
57Chocolate | Ghana
Priscilla and Kimerly Addison, Founders of 57 Chocolate created the company after realizing a need to develop chocolate in the second largest cocoa producer, Ghana. Their chocolate is inspired by the places they’ve lived and infuse flavors in their chocolate from their childhood experiences. 57 Chocolate is mostly in Ghana, but you can also find some of their chocolate sold at Nubian Hueman1231 Good Hope Road SE. Washington, DC 20020.
LoshesChocolate | Nigeria
This vibrant, handmade chocolate created by Founder Oluwafemi Oyedipe uses locally sourced cocoa to create their chocolate. The company offers milk chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate and cocoa derivatives. Made with only three ingredients, cocoa, milk and sugar, their chocolate is high-quality. You can find LoshesChocolate at 2 Ahmad Tijani, Otton Street. Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria, +09031942514.
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Hot Chocolat | Seattle
Michael Poole, Founder and CEO of Hot Chocolat, has 30 years of experience as a firehouse cook for the Seattle Fire Department and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, Paris. Not only can you buy chocolate, he even has classes on chocolate making. You can find Hot Chocolat at 4611 36 Ave. SW, Seattle, WA 98126, (206) 717-0179.
Pure Chocolate by Jinji | Baltimore
This Baltimore based chocolate company is owned by Jinji Fraser and her father Guy. They pay tribute to farmers and seasonally selected ingredients by adding a story behind the chocolate they create. You can expect dairy, gluten and refine sugar free chocolate. Pure Chocolate by Jinjiis located 529 East Belvedere Ave. Baltimore, MD 21212, (410) 394-9901.
Savanna Premium Chocolate | Zambia
The handcrafted, natural ingredient chocolate created by Founders and sisters, Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri use single origin cocoa beans directly from farmers to create a chocolate experience that gives you a uniform chocolate taste. Savannah Premium Chocolateis located Kasama Road, Hillview Chalala, Lusaka, Zambia, +260955799574.