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    “It's the best chocolate I've ever had.”

    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

    Chef, Cookbook Author, New York Times Columnist, and Restaurateur

    We make bean-to-bar chocolate with the finest cacao in the world.

    And for every bar sold, we donate 1% toward cleaning up the ocean.

    “It's the best chocolate I've ever had.”

    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

    Chef, Cookbook Author, New York Times Columnist, and Restaurateur

    We make bean-to-bar chocolate with the finest cacao in the world. And for every bar sold, we donate 1% toward cleaning up the ocean.

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    Hi there 👋🏼.
    We're Spinnaker Chocolate.

    Hi there 👋🏼.
    We're Spinnaker Chocolate.

    We're “bean-to-bar chocolate makers” which just means that we start with cocoa beans and process them all the way through to finished chocolate bars.

    We make chocolate from different origins all over the world. Our approach is a lot like wine or coffee where each origin has a unique and interesting flavor.

    Feel free to browse around and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

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    -Kelly
    Co-Founder, Spinnaker Chocolate

    Who we are and what we do

    • We're award-winning craft chocolate makers; we won 11 awards last year (our first year in business!)
    • We care tremendously about flavor, which is why we come highly recommended by all of our customers including successful tastemakers like chefs, wine makers, and coffee roasters
    • We started making chocolate as a hobby and after years of meticulous experimentation, decided to turn our craft into a business
    • We're dedicated to using sustainable ingredients and reducing waste. As 1% For the Planet members, we donate 1% of our yearly revenue toward cleaning up ocean debris
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    J. Kenji López-Alt

    "Spinnaker Chocolate is small, local to Seattle, and insanely good. We do chocolate tastings at home about weekly and this is the one I keep coming back to."

    J. Kenji López-Alt

    Chef, Cookbook Author, New York Times Columnist, and Restaurateur

    Thierry Rautureau

    "Each origin has a different flavor, a different profile. It is really really tasty…[the] process and [the] ending product is magnificent."

    Thierry Rautureau

    Chef, "The Chef in the Hat", Co-Host of "Hot Stove Society Radio Show" with Tom Douglas

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    Inclusions Bars

    Inclusions Bars

    Our favorite bars sprinkled with nibs, salt, fruit, and more.

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    Gift sets

    Gift sets

    Sets of our favorite bars wrapping in a gift box and tied with a ribbon.

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    Meticulously sorted cacao that's bursting with flavor

    Meticulously sorted cacao that's bursting with flavor

    We start with some of the best cacao in the world and sort it three times to remove impurities. That way we only make chocolate with the best of the best ingredients.

    Hand-roasted in small batches

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    Hand-roasted in small batches

    Many people think dark chocolate is bitter. The truth is, it doesn't have to be as long as you roast it properly.

    Our chocolate's bold flavor comes from roasting only the nibs (the inside of cacao beans) and roasting them gently – maximizing flavor and eliminating bitterness.

    Ocean-friendly packaging

    Ocean-friendly packaging

    Our mission since day one has been to help protect the ocean. From our tape, labels, and boxes to our shipping insulation and bar wrapper, our packaging pieces are either compostable, biodegradable, or recyclable.

    Plus, for every item you purchase, we donate 1% of our revenue on your behalf.

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    Sustainably-sourced, high-quality ingredients

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    Sustainably-sourced, high-quality ingredients

    We purchase all of our ingredients through a transparent supply chain. It's important to us that the cacao, sugar, and dairy farmers we work with are adequately paid. When we don't buy directly from a farm, we work with importers who share the same values.

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