Update 11/21/2020 Observe the Holidays with a care package for family and friends and of course for yourself! Chocolate and Coffee make people feel better and we all need some TLC right about now. From now to the end of year, we will be adding special products and collections to the care package section. Check it out! With new rules from the State We are Open for curbside pick-up, limited Cafe take out service & retail sales in store Weds - Sat 11 - 5 pm. The Online Store is also open for Business. We continue to be grateful to all our Friends, Family & Customers for Your Continued Support! Our Staff are Healthy and Practicing Heightened Cleaning and Safety Practices. Stop by and See Us Sometime!
2020 - Two of our drinking chocolates received Bronze medals at the International Chocolate Awards in Hanover, Germany this past October. The drinking chocolates are the Zapotec Tejate and Colonial New Mexican. We are thrilled to have these Southwestern drinks receive International recognition. They are bundled on the Drinking Chocolate page with a special price.
2019 Edible New Mexico Local Hero Award "Best Food Artisan"
2019 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence /Tours and Workshops
Hairy Bikers Route 66 Adventure
In Spring 2019 we were filmed by the BBC for their beloved "Hairy Bikers" series. Si King and Dave Meyers spent the day with us making chocolate, from roasting to winnowing, to grinding, tempering and tasting. The bars they created from Brazilian chocolate then went into a chocolate chili pie they made. Route 66 has been shown in the UK but not shown yet in the US. It will eventually make it to Netflix.
2018 International Chocolate Award. America's Silver Medal ( 2000 entries) For our Prickly Pear, Hibiscus & Lime 60% dark milk chocolate bar
Big Island Chocolate Festival Winner 2012 "Island Bounty" NY Chocolatier Jacques Torres one of 3 Judges.Island Bounty featured the agricultural products of Hawaii in various fine truffles-lavender honey, kona coffee, coconut, lilikoi, mango, sea salt and chili pepper. The exquisite collection of chocolates were all displayed in an edible chocolate ,hand cocoa butter painted Cacao Pod. The Big Island Chocolate Festival is put on annually by the Kona Cacao Association with proceeds benefitting the Culinary school.
Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, 2010 Madame Chocolatier, Dining Feature Luxury Issue
Farm Lovers Cacao festival Best Bon Bon Award,(Melanie), Best Bean to Bar (Derek) 2012 Kailua Hawaii.