10 January 2007

Chocolate Suppliers & Retail Suppliers


I am compiling a list of International Sources for Chocolate Suppliers / Retailers / Books listing Suppliers. Here is a detailed list by Country / State / City, with web links if available. A combination of my own research - With commentary on specific areas from a group of chocophiles that I am a member of.












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*ChocoMap.com: Great resource --- Find a Chocolate Shop in your area, search by region, and get detailed reviews of the shops listed.


Direct Suppliers

Chocolate Producers

US
  • Amano Artisan producer.
  • Amedei US (distribution ) Artisan producer . New small dedicated Italian producer based in Pisa with a poetic philosophy about the making of chocolate. The results are pricey, but include some of the best chocolates around.
  • Askinosie Artisan producer.
  • Chocolove Artisan producer .US supplier dedicated to provided great chocolate - with love, shipping chocolate specially made in Belgium.
  • Divine ChocolateUS (A.K.A The Day Chocolate Company) Major Producer. Fair Trade Chocolate.
  • Guittard Major Producer. Fourth-generation family of chocolatiers, originally from France, have been supplying professionals like Recchiuti for a century and half. They now have a retail line of very high quality chocolates.
UK
  • Chocolate Society :Promoters of fine chocolate, representatives and distributors for Valrhona in the UK. Originally a club Founded in 1991 supplying chocolate to members, the Chocolate Society have gradually transformed into a successful commercial operation with a shop and online ordering and a range of their own products made with Valrhona chocolate.
  • Delvaux Artisan producer. UK based maker of premium based chocolates based on the Belgian formula.
  • Divine Chocolate (A.K.A The Day Chocolate Company)Major producer. Fair Trade Chocolate.
  • Green & Black's .Major producer. Pioneers in the organic and fairly traded chocolate field, Green & Black's have managed to take their brand from health food obscurity to major supermarket player, branching out to become a general organic sweet food producer. Their chocolate is becoming more and more famous. Owned by Cadburys.
  • L'artisan du Chocolat .Chocolatier.French by name, Belgian by craft, but actually a genuine London based chocolatier whose entire range is produced in London using chocolate from some of the best large-scale produced fine chocolate.
  • Montezuma's . Artisan producer. Small English chocolate producer based in Chichester in West Sussex in England, who say they produce quality organic and natural chocolate products in an environmentally friendly way.
  • Plamil Health/Whole Food company . UK health food producer mainly known for producing dairy free and vegan products, including chocolate substitute bars made with carob.
  • Rococo .Chocolatier.

Europe

--->Belgium

  • Callebaut Major producer .A name we might not know of in the English-speaking world, most of us have probably eaten their chocolate some time or another - Callebaut mainly produce chocolate at an industrial level for other manufacturers, as well as for smaller producers and restaurants. Founded in Belgium in 1850 they have grown to be a massive scale producer (as Barry Callebaut) with production facilities all over the world. Whenever you are eating a chocolate bar marked as ‘Belgian Chocolate’ you are probably eating Callebaut.
  • Dolfin Artisan producer .Small, fairly young, Belgian company producing a range of naturally flavored chocolate bars sold around the world.
  • Galler .Artisan producer. Belgium chocolatier with a focus on filled chocolates and bars, but with a few good bars of pure chocolate.
  • Leonidas Major producer. Leonidas’ fine products are available all over the world. To help us show you the most relevant information, please select your country from the list and choose a language.

  • Pierre Marcolini Chocolatier. A rare thing, a small artisanal chocolatier producing chocolate and other confections made from chocolate they produce themselves, from single origin beans they have personally sourced.

--->France
  • Abtey French wholesalers that specialize in wholesale confectionery products. Wholesale chocolate suppliers that provides online re-sellers with Easter Chocolate products, Easter animals, Show-boxes, gourmet filled chocolate wholesale. Situated in Heimsbrunn, this Praline wholesaler also distributes wholesale ballotins, Christmas chocolate and boxes, French Chocolate products.
  • Bernard Castelain Chocolatier. Provence based chocolatier, making award winning chocolate since 1994
  • Bonnat Artisan producer. A true family chocolate maker for over a century (their motto being ‘Artisan Chocolatier from father to son since 1884). Passionate about their product, they have been producing single origin ‘Grands Crus’ since 1910. As well as a selection of traditional assortments and flavored bars, they offer a range of seven top class Grands Crus chocolate bars.
  • Bonneterre Health/Whole Food company . A French organic food produce
  • Cemoi Major producer. With roots going back to 1814, Cemoi is the brand name for a conglomerate of French and other European brands producing a wide range of better quality confectionery products.
  • Kaoka .Health/Whole Food company.
  • Michel Cluizel Artisan producer. A French family business and one of the best chocolate houses in the world Cluizel, a benchmark for others to follow.
  • Valrhona .Major producer. Valrhona are a major producer of quality chocolate, recognised by chefs and chocolatiers the world over. An inspiration in the world of fine chocolate, they have a growing range of bars and products, including ‘grand cru’ chocolate and the recently added ‘vintage’ chocolates.

--->Germany
  • Feodora .Major producer.
  • Gut (Ess) Tun Health/Whole Food company. German body fat nutrition project, that also appear to sell endorsed products.
  • Hachez Major producer . Established in 1890 in Bremen, Germany by the chocolatier Joseph Emile Hachez. Concentrating mostly on traditional gift products, Hachez also produces a few medium quality bars based on specific bean types. Their chocolate tends to be a little dense and glutinous.
  • Liebhart Gesundkost Health/Whole Food company.German health food manufacturer.

--->Italy
  • Amedei Artisan producer . New small dedicated Italian producer based in Pisa with a poetic philosophy about the making of chocolate. The results are pricey, but include some of the best chocolates around.
  • Domori Artisan producer.A leading light in the rise of the new Italian fine chocolate producers. Domori take their art and the cacao bean itself very seriously, producing one of the most extensive ranges of varietal chocolates available.
  • Guido Gobino Artisan producer.

--->Scotland

--->SPAIN

  • Chocovic Major producer. Spanish fine chocolate producer with roots dating back over 120 years.
  • Enric Rovira .Artisan producer.
Canada

Asia

South America

--->Ecuador

--->Venezuela
  • El Rey Major Independent Venezuelan producer. Fair Trade Chocolate.

Africa

--->GHANA


--->Madagascar
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WHOLESALE


US

CALIFORNIA

---> San Francisco

--->PHILADELPHIA
--->VERMONT
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Confectionery Suppliers


EUROPE
--->FRANCE

UK
  • Vantage House suppliers of chocolate machinery, moulds & equipment. We are agents for international companies, providing a range of quality products to suit your production. This website has our FULL online catalogues for you to browse!
--->LONDON
US
GEORGIA

HAWAII

  • Cocoa Outlet a full service distributor of fine chocolate and cocoa products, plus a large selection of pastry and bakery ingredients for the hospitality, food service, and bakery trade. While primarily serving the Hawaiian Islands, Cocoa Outlet is now supplying establishments throughout the United States and Canada. You will enjoy the high level of service that Cocoa Outlet provides, as well as the high quality of their products
  • The Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory

MINNESOTA


MISSOURI

--->ST.LOUIS

OHIO

UTAH

NEW JERSEY

NEWYORK
PA
--->PHILADELPHIA

VERMONT
VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON

--->SEATTLE

CANADA
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@Retail Suppliers

World Wide

  • Starbucks .The now famous international coffee chain. They've taken some stick over the sources of their coffee in the last few years and under pressure now carry an increasing range of fairly traded products. Luckily this now includes a rather good 70% chocolate.
  • teuscher chocolates of switzerland
  • LEONIDAS

US

By State:

CALIFORNIA

--->Los Angeles
  • Boule – another bonbon shop.

  • Chocolate Box Caféin La Canada. Not locally made but imported from Belgium. They have an interesting line of buttermilk ganache chocolates that deserve a look. Their best pieces are in milk chocolate.
  • Chocolates a la Carte - Location info"The Leader in World Class Chocolate Designs". We carry all types of dessert containers, finishing touches, 3 confection lines, a pastry line, and can custom make anything that you may need in chocolate.

  • Chuao Chocolatier – technically the closest one is in Orange County. El Rey chocolate.Handmade, Handcrafted single origin gourmet chocolate confections truffles and bonbons Hot Chocolate Mix and single origin chocolate bars.
  • Edelweiss Chocolates – very traditional chocolate sweets in Beverly Hills, their preserved fruits are very good.
  • Jin Patisserie – in Venice, known far and wide for their tea room and chocolates.
  • K Chocolatier – wildly expensive and quirky hours (weekdays) but some very tasty alcohol filled chocolate, generous samples.
  • L’Artisan du Chocolat – fresh, innovative & attractive. Oh, and expensive.
  • Littlejohn Toffee & Fudge – the fudge is okay, I think they have some great sponge candy covered in chocolate and New Orleans style pralines. Not really a chocolate shop.
  • Valerie Confections – right next door to L’Artisan du Chocolat, more on the elegant comfort side of things. Toffee, nougats, bonbons and now petit fours & tea cakes.
And stores for bars & boxes:

  • Cost Plus World Market – a decent selection & prices of the most popular fine import bars and usually at decent prices. Check expiry dates closely though.
  • Garvey Nuts – it’s a wholesale place in City of Commerce (just off the 5 near the outlet mall Citadel). They sell lots of novelty candies, including the better ones like Madelaine’s
  • Mel & Rose’s Wine & Spirits – immense selection of both upscale chocolatiers & bars as well as import consumer candies from all over Europe, Japan & Australia.
  • Mr. Marcel – at the Farmers Market. Good selection of chocolate bars, though the prices are often 50% more than Cost Plus which is just a few yards away.
  • Munchies – a little gem tucked away in an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood that’s completely Kosher. They have a large selection of international stuff, mostly bars and a great sale on Ritter.
  • Surfas - Culver City kitchen supply company that has a good selection of baking products and just plain old bars, including just about every Valrhona.
--->SAN FRANCISCO
  • Bernard C. Chocolates (75 O'Farrell Street, 415-781-2601). Very good bonbons, molded chocolates, and truffles. You'll have quite a variety of flavors from which to choose. Conveniently located in Union Square.
  • CHOCOLATE COVERED (over 325 diff brands, many rare and new, blew me away!)
  • Guittard Major Producer. Fourth-generation family of chocolatiers, originally from France, have been supplying professionals like Recchiuti for a century and half. They now have a retail line of very high quality chocolates.
  • RoCocoa's Faerie Queene Chocolates (415 Castro, 415-252-5814). An eccentric shop with unusually late business hours (they don't open until 1 pm). There's a knowledgeable staff, and they have their own line of chocolates and fudge. In addition, this is one of very few places in the US where you can get Manon chocolates
  • Lyla's Chocolates (417 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA, 415-383-8887). Assortments of bonbons., chocolate roses and fudge.
  • XOX Truffles (754 Columbus, 415-421-4814). Jean-Marc and Casimira Gorce produce small but delicious truffles in 21 varieties, both with and without liqueur. There's even a vegan soy truffle! The truffles have exquisitely thin shells, and you have your choice of several types of coatings, too
  • CHOCOLATE ON CASTRO 504 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
ACROSS THE BAY
----> BERKLEY
---->Oakland
---->Emeryville


Florida


--->TAMPA


GEORGIA

---->ATLANTA


ILLINOIS

---> CHICAGO

Massachusetts

--->BOSTON


NEVADA
--->LAS VEGAS


  • ETHEL'S CHOCOLATE LOUNGE-Fashion Show Mall and the Ethel chocolate Factory nearby in Henderson, NV
  • ETHELS Choc shops- inside Flamingo Hotel and in every Terminal at McCarren Airport (LAS)
  • CHOCOLATE HEAVEN- inside Riviera Hotel
  • VOSGES HAUT CHOCOLATE- Inside the ultra fancy Forum shops at Caesars Palace hotel
  • CHOCOLATE SWAN- inside Mandaly Bay hotel
  • TEUSCHER SWISS CHOC- inside Planet Hollywood hotel
  • LENOTRE- inside Paris hotel
  • M&M WORLD- in Showcase Mall with VERY large marquee on the strip next to MGM hotel - can't miss it!
  • CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN inside Bellagio Hotel @ Jean Phillip Patisserie
  • GODIVA- inside Fashion Show Mall and Planet Hollywood hotel.
  • ROCKY MT. CHOCOLATES- inside Planet Hollywood hotel
  • GHIRARDELLI- inside Imperial Palace hotel

NEW YORK
---->New York City
  • Dean and Deluca (Prince St and Broadway): Bonnat (Chuao and 100% bars), Pralus, D&D Brand Bars, Christopher Norman Bonbons, etc.
  • Trump Palace Chocolate Shop (68th and 3rd Ave): Pralus (75% bars, Caramel Bar Pyramid), Amedei (Chuao, Procelana, Red, Blonde, White Pistachio, etc), Vosges (Wooloomooloo), Coppenuer, Chocolove, etc...
  • Whole Foods (14th st Union Square): Neuhaus 75%, Vosges line, Lake Champlain ( Bars, Truffles, 5 star bars), Valrhona (75%), etc.
  • TEUSCHER
  • TEUSCHER (MADISON)
  • LEONIDAS
  • don veitia
  • Zabar's
OHIO

OREGON

  • Chocosphere: Bringing Fine Chocolates from Around the World to your Doorstep!Featuring 46 world class chocolatiers.

Philadelphia

VERMONT
CANADA

--->Montreal

  • Les Chocolats de Chloe She does really lovely flavours and is very very high quality. The shop is in the middle of a part of Montreal called "Le Plateau" -- sort of the bohemian/artsy/yuppie part of town -- a great area to spend time running around and absorbing the atmosphere.
  • Genevieve Grandbois Very high quality chocolate, beautifully made, with great ingredients. Her main shop is also in the Plateau neighborhood - but she also has an shop at the Atwater Market -- one of Montreal's great markets -- well worth the visit - my favorite is the Jean-Talon Market, but Atwater is also good.
  • Suite 88 Chocolatier - great chocolates with a really fun attitude. It is on St Denis street, which is the heart of Francophone chic Montreal -- it is a great shop and a great experience -- don't miss it! (Right next door is Brulerie St. Denis -- a great coffee roasting shop that is fantastic -- and the smell of their coffee roasting - they do it on site - is amazing)
  • Divine Chocolates- on Crescent Street (sort of the English trendy street of Montreal, although not as snotty as it used to be). Their chocolates are more traditional Belgian style -- very nice.
  • Chocolaterie Suisse - they import all of their chocolates from Switzerland.... they've got a nice selection.

---->Quebec City

  • Chocolate Museum Chocolatier Eric Normand, calls his place a "Chocolate Museum" but it is really basically a very very nice high quality chocolate shop -- he makes some really great innovative truffles and filled chocolates.


UK
  • Paul A Young : Shops in Angel (Camden Passage) and The Royal Exchange (Threadneedle St)
  • L'Artisan du Chocolat : Lower Sloane St (Near Sloane Square) and also at Borough market where they sell all the misshapes - well worth a visit!
  • Rococo : Kings Road, Marylebone High St and a new shop at Motcomb St near Knightsbridge.
  • William Curley : In Richmond upon Thames, Mayfair and John Lewis Oxford St.
  • Chocolate Society :Promoters of fine chocolate, representatives and distributors for Valrhona in the UK. Originally a club Founded in 1991 supplying chocolate to members, the Chocolate Society have gradually transformed into a successful commercial operation with a shop and online ordering and a range of their own products made with Valrhona chocolate.
  • Waitrose Supermarkets Around the fourth biggest supermarket chain in the UK, with an emphasis on quality. Part of the John Lewis Partnership, which has no shareholders and is owned by its staff.
  • Woolworths .Large UK home, family and entertainment retail chain. They had a brief and none too successful array into fine/organic chocolate around 2001.
ASIA

Books of Suppliers



These books list places to buy chocolate in the US. There is an Eastern edition and a Western Edition.

The Chocolate Guide: To Local Chocolatiers, Chocolate Makers, Boutiques, Patisseries and Shops




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thanks for the list, i really enjoy the art of Bernard Castelain from France. Wish we had his creations in Accra (Ghana)!

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2:44 AM, June 20, 2009 Reply  

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9:33 AM, October 11, 2009 Reply  

I heard the best chocolates comes from Belgium.

1:10 AM, November 25, 2009 Reply  

thanx alot
it will help alot in my biz

Anonymous
3:23 PM, January 28, 2010 Reply  

Belgian, Italian, and French chocolate are my 3 favorites. Worldwidechocolate.com has a great selection.

12:44 PM, May 02, 2010 Reply  

woow chocolate are my favorite desserts and I can't stop eating chocolates haha

8:55 PM, May 02, 2010 Reply  

I'm very like with chocolate. Thanks for your information. Now I know where can I get chocolate for consumption.. :)

11:18 AM, May 04, 2010 Reply  

Montreal has the best chocolate you can find. It always has and it always will.

10:41 AM, May 06, 2010 Reply  

Belgian chocolates are my favorite for me this kind of sweets are the best :)

1:39 AM, May 15, 2010 Reply  

Thank you for sharing chocolate supplier list. This is of course very helpful people who have business with the raw material of chocolate, or people who just want to consume chocolate only. Your post was very helpful.

5:12 AM, May 27, 2010 Reply  

Pierre Marcolini is one the best chocolate manufacturers that i love. I wish my Aunt will send a package with lots of chocolates again.

Regards,
Mark

7:52 PM, June 09, 2010 Reply  

I just want to comment on this post. I am not a distributor or consumer of chocolate brown in large quantities. :) I love chocolate ... delicious taste ... :)

10:20 PM, July 09, 2010 Reply  

How about here in Asia, why is it there's no listed producer?

SGS
12:11 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

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Thanks for this information. Sure, this is very useful

S.H.N
1:19 PM, July 25, 2010 Reply  

Thank you for sharing chocolate supplier list. This is of course very helpful people who have business with the raw material of chocolate, or people who just want to consume chocolate only. Your post was very helpful.

10:59 PM, November 17, 2010 Reply  

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10:58 AM, March 10, 2011 Reply  

I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance?

9:53 PM, March 30, 2011 Reply  

I just love the benefits of chocolates especially dark chocolates. It contains the nutrients that we need for the health of our heart.

8:17 PM, May 27, 2011 Reply  

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