When it comes to chocolate, what’s not to love? The flavor, richness, and texture make it simply irresistible. So what if we told you that there is a whole world of chocolatiers who understand how to bring out the best in chocolate? Be sure to taste the creations from these five Black-owned chocolate businesses:
New York, New York
Jessica Spaulding, the head chocolatier of Harlem Chocolate Factory, shares Harlem’s cultural experiences through delicious confections. Her collections include a wide assortment of treats, including bark, bonbons, cookies, turtles, and more. From fruit jams and ganache to praline and more, Harlem Chocolate Factory’s imaginative sweets are sure to please the taste buds.
Hot Chocolat is home to decadent dark, milk, and white chocolate treats that are made with the finest ingredients. Award-winning chocolatier Michael Poole has three decades of culinary experience under his belt, so he knows how to create exciting flavors using French recipes and techniques. If you want to taste exceptional artisan chocolates, Hot Chocolat doesn’t disappoint.
Ramona Thomas started her own chocolate company in Chicago back in 2011. Since then, her business has won numerous awards and has been mentioned in successful newspapers and on television. All My Chocolate Soul’s chocolate products are made from scratch with simple, all-natural ingredients. People love the chocolate treats’ flavor profiles, and you’re sure to enjoy them, too!
A self-taught chef, Philip Ashley Rix handcrafts edible art. His incredible flavor combinations and creative presentation make him one of the most highly-regarded designer chocolatiers in the world. High-profile clients, such as FedEx, Disney, and Stevie Wonder, choose Philip Ashley because they want to taste luxury in every bite. Even national retailers, such as Horchow and Neiman Marcus, carry Philip Ashley chocolates!
Founded by Jinji Fraser and her father Guy, the retail shop sells delicious dark and white chocolate treats. Aptly named, Pure Chocolate makes their novelty treats from the purest ingredients available; you won’t find dairy or refined sugars in any of their confections. Each creation tells its own story through its unique flavor profile. Handcrafted and responsibly sourced, Pure Chocolate’s barks, fudges, truffles, and other mouth-watering sweets will make you smile.