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Here is a list of bean to bar makers. It is not a list of ethical companies or artisan chocolate makers. It simply means that these companies all make their chocolate all the way from raw cacao beans to the molded bar. This list is the result of an ongoing project conducted at 70%, where members maintain a discussion and make attempts to verify that each company on this list actually makes chocolate from raw beans. The reason for verification is that sometimes companies wish to sound hip and trendy and so they claim to be bean bar. The idea is to have some type of definitive list going of who actually makes chocolate from the bean for RETAIL (not solely commercial, industrial, sale).

Africa

Madecasse (Madagascar)
Claudio Corallo (São Tomé)
Divine Chocolate

Australia
Haigh's Chocolates
Tava (factory is currently not operational)

Zokoko

Europe
Austria
Zotter

Belgium
Barry Callebaut
Pierre Marcolini

Denmark
Carletti
TOMS Gruppen

France
Bernachon
Bonnat 
Michel Cluizel
Pralus
Valrhona
Weiss

Germany
Euromar
Hachez
Herza
Ludwig
Ludwig Weinrich
Storck

Italy
Amedei

Antica Dolceria Bonajuto

Casa Don Puglisi

Cioccolato Peyrano
DeBondt
Domori
Ferrero
ICAM
Majani

Venchi


Spain
Chocovic (now owned by Barry Callebaut)
Natra

Sweden
Malmö Chokladfabrik

Swizerland
Confiserie Berner
Felchlin

United Kingdom
Cadbury-Schweppes
Red Star 
Sir Hans Sloane
Willie's Cacao

North America

Canada
Soma Chocolatemaker

United States
Amano
Askinosie

Bittersweet Origins

Black Mountain Chocolate
Cacao Atlanta
Cacao Prieto 
DeVries
Escazu

Fresco Chocolate

Guittard

Jacques Torres (no longer in production)
Kraft
Lindt (not a US company)
Mars
Mast Brothers

Mindo Chocolate Maker
Nestle (technically not a US company)

Oakland Chocolate Company

Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory
Patric Chocolate

Potomac Chocolate

Rogue Chocolatier
Scharffen Berger

Snake and Butterfly

Taza
TCHO
Theo


Latin America/ Caribbean
AMMA (Brazil)
Chocolates Condor (Bolivia)
Chocolates Para Ti(Bolivia)
Cooperativa Naranjillo (Peru)
Cotton Tree Chocolate (Belize)
Danta Chocolate (Guatemala)
El Castillo del Cacao (Nicaragua)
El Ceibo (Bolivia)
El Rey (Venezuela)
Fenix (Argentina)
Grenada Chocolate Company (Grenada)
Hacienda Bukare (Venezuela)
Kallari (Ecuador)
Momotombo Chocolate Factory (Nicaragua)
Pacari (Ecuador)
Rain Republic Chocolate (Guatemala)
Santander (Colombia)

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Casey:

Thanks for posting this and pointing me to that discussion. It's quite interesting and nuanced, even discussing whether or not a company that starts from liquor (as opposed to roasting their own beans should be included).
There is a similar discussion on American bean-to-bar companies here.

Any questions or updates about the American companies on this list should be directed to that forum thread.

Information, comments, and thoughts about non-US companies (including Mexico and Canada) should go here.
Cotton Tree Chocolate is made in Belize. It is a bean to bar chocolate made at the Cotton Tree Lodge in the Toledo District of Belize.

The initial batch of Cotton Tree Chocolate was made from tree (picked directly off a local farmer's trees and fermented and made at the Cotton Tree Lodge) to bar. Most batches are not fermented on the premises but instead start with freshly fermented and dried beans that are then roasted on the premises.

Cotton Tree Chocolate likes to buy the freshest beans possible directly from the farmer.

Cotton Tree Lodge arranges a chocolate week at the lodge which allow guests to tour cacao plantations, pick cacao, and participate in all of the steps to make their own chocolate bars. Guests can also tour the Cotton Tree Chocolate factory on the premises.
Casey,

Thank you very much for this thorough and excellent list!

How about Dolfin from Belgium? Are they bean to bar? If they're not, then does anyone know where they get their chocolate from? I've been sampling a lot of Dolfin's flavors recently, so It would help to know.
Belcolade
To the Italian list add Venchi, Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, and Don Puglisi. To the German list add Coppeneur.

I am fairly certain that the chocolate Dolfin uses is sourced from Belcolade.

Also, although Vintage Plantations is headquartered here in New Jersey, manufacturing is all done in Ecuador.
Updated list, minus the U.S. makers:
(minus the hyperlinks too)

Africa
Malagasy (Madagascar)
Claudio Corallo (São Tomé)

Australia
Haigh's Chocolates
Tava

Europe
Austria
Zotter

Belgium
Barry Callebaut
Pierre Marcolini

Denmark
Carletti
Toms

France
Bernachon
Bonnat
Chocolaterie de L'Opera
Michel Cluizel
Pralus
Valrhona
Weiss

Germany
Coppeneur
Euromar
Hachez
Herza
Ludwig
Ludwig Weinrich
Storck

Italy
Amedei
Antica Dolceria Bonajuto
Cioccolato Peyrano
DeBondt
Domori
Don Puglisi
Ferrero
ICAM
Majani
Venchi

Spain
Chocovic
Natra

Sweden
Malmö Chokladfabrik

Swizerland
Confiserie Berner
Felchlin

United Kingdom
Cadbury-Schweppes
Sir Hans Sloane of London

North America
Canada
Soma Chocolatemaker

United States
(On other thread)

South America & Caribbean
Argentina
Fenix

Colombia
Santander

Ecuador
Vintage Plantations

Grenada
Grenada Chocolate Company

Nicaragua
El Castillo del Cacao

Venezuela
El Rey
Hacienda Bukare
Chocolaterie de L'Opera is not a bean to bar company and should be removed from the list.
Here's a new updated list with one more addition: Pacari Chocolate, an Ecuadorian Organic Chocolate:


Africa
Malagasy (Madagascar)
Claudio Corallo (São Tomé)

Australia
Haigh's Chocolates
Tava

Europe
Austria
Zotter

Belgium
Barry Callebaut
Pierre Marcolini

Denmark
Carletti
Toms

France
Bernachon
Bonnat
Chocolaterie de L'Opera
Michel Cluizel
Pralus
Valrhona
Weiss

Germany
Coppeneur
Euromar
Hachez
Herza
Ludwig
Ludwig Weinrich
Storck

Italy
Amedei
Antica Dolceria Bonajuto
Cioccolato Peyrano
DeBondt
Domori
Don Puglisi
Ferrero
ICAM
Majani
Venchi

Spain
Chocovic
Natra

Sweden
Malmö Chokladfabrik

Swizerland
Confiserie Berner
Felchlin

United Kingdom
Cadbury-Schweppes
Sir Hans Sloane of London

North America
Canada
Soma Chocolatemaker

United States
(On other thread)

South America & Caribbean
Argentina
Fenix

Colombia
Santander

Ecuador
Pacari Chocolate
Vintage Plantations

Grenada
Grenada Chocolate Company

Nicaragua
El Castillo del Cacao

Venezuela
El Rey
Hacienda Bukare
All:

I have created a simple database that will enable us to track these companies more easily. It is located here.

PLEASE DO NOT ADD ANY MORE COMPANY NAMES HERE. Please add them in the database. If you have added a company to this list, please consider making an entry in the database for it.

Thanks in advance,
:: Clay
What about Chocolove (Boulder, CO, USA), Frey (Switzerland), and Dolfin (Belgium)-- are they bean to bar?
Chocolove does not manufacture the chocolate from beans, they are a fondeur, or melter. While originally everything was manufactured by a co-packer, in late 2003 they opened their own bar production facility.

According to information on this page, Chocolat Frey is a bean-to-bar company. They also claim to be "... the only major chocolate brand produced entirely in Switzerland." Astoundingly, they make over 350 flavors of bars.

Dolfin was founded by the Poncelet brothers who are related to the family that started Belcolade if I remember correctly. If you read their web site closely, there is no mention of bean-to-bar -- which there certainly would be if they were practicing it. They talk about the art of blending, not the art of making chocolate. Interesting news is that they were recently recognized as Belgium's first CO2-neutral chocolate company.

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