Good Food in the Windy City

Over the past weekend, we had the opportunity to launch our new brand and packaging at the Good Food Mercantile at the lovely Revel Fulton Market in Chicago. Alongside 84 other incredible craft food producers and fellow Good Food Merchants Guild members, we shared samples of our chocolate, brownie mix, and hot cocoa mix with hundreds of specialty food retailers around the country. The feedback was fantastic, and to be surrounded by so many like-minded folks was nothing short of magical. We love our good food community!

We are super passionate about not only crafting delicious chocolate, but doing so in a responsible manner. We have deep respect for farmers and care about how the ingredients we source are grown. This is the core of what the Good Food Merchants Guild is trying to do - to help spread the word about small, socially and environmentally responsible food producers who are making wonderfully delicious food the way it should be made. 

Our membership in the Guild as well as being honored with a Good Food Award for 2016 has been such a wonderful experience and we are truly grateful for the doors this has opened for us. Along with all of the other wonderful good food producers out there, we can make a difference in the impact our food has on the earth and our global community. 

Coming Alive...Slowly But Surely

"Don't Ask yourself what the world needs. ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. because What the world needs is people who have come alive."

~Howard Thurman

This chocolate-making journey we are on has taken lots of twists and turns, but one thing has remained true through it all - THIS is what we want to do. THIS is what makes us come alive. And there is nothing we love more than to share it with you.

Changing our course and our name has been a bumpy road, but the destination feels like home. Fresh Coast Chocolate Co. is the culmination of all we are about and all that we love: our beautiful home, our craft, and our community (which embodies not only our local and regional community, but the farmers around the globe who work so hard to supply the lovely beans to make our chocolate). 

We still have a long way to go and many mountains to climb. We are so very grateful to all who have been along for the ride so far and who have been so incredibly supportive. We can't wait to open our doors in June to share our craft and our chocolate with you. This is all quite literally a dream come true and we couldn't do it without you. Y'all are the best.

-Nichole