Explore

Visit These Black-Owned Chocolate Companies This Valentine’s Day

By Leah Freeman-Haskin

Share

It’s that time of year. When love and chocolate are in the air. And nothing says I love you more than handcrafted, locally sourced, and visually stunning chocolates. Satisfy your sweet tooth and support these black-owned chocolatiers during Valentine’s Day and all year long.  

Chocolate Secrets – Dallas, TX

You can purchase these delectable chocolates in-store or online. Chocolate Secrets hand makes over 52 flavors of bonbons and truffles, 25 flavors of macarons, 12 flavors of ice cream and sorbets, and over 15 different pastries. You can also plan a date night to enjoy the live jazz, open mic nights, and fine art gallery throughout the week.

Photo via mychocolatesecrets.com

RELATED: Live Like Romeo And Juliet By Winning An Airbnb Trip To Italy This Valentine’s Day

Philip Ashley Chocolates – Memphis, TN

Designer chocolatier, Chef Phillip Ashley Rix, has developed an international following for his wildly imaginative chocolates. Each chocolate at Philip Ashley Chocolates is handcrafted in small batches using ingredients from around the world, focusing on seasonality, with the finest fair-trade chocolate. Each item is visually stunning and breathtakingly decadent.

Photo via phillipashleychocolates.com

Cocoa Bella Chocolates – Little Rock, AK

Owner, Carmen Portillo, is on a mission to marry her classically trained European chocolate making skills with her Southern rootsAt Cocoa Bella Chocolates, she creates an experience through chocolate that makes people smile. You can stop by her Little Rock location Tuesday through Saturday to try everything chocolate butters to Mississippi Mud Pie Bark.

Photo via cocoabellechocolates.com

Pure Chocolate By Jinji – Baltimore, MD

Since the beginning, the priority at Pure Chocolate by Jinji has been maintaining a high level of sensitivity to the farmers who grow and harvest the cacao, and to the earth that yields the fruits. Along with local, seasonally selected ingredients, the chocolates also pay tribute to the ancient art of storytelling, creating rich flavor profiles that are both complex and memorable. In order to preserve the integrity of the chocolates, they are each handcrafted, and free from dairy, gluten and all refined sugars. You can purchase their products at stores throughout Baltimore.

Photo via jinjichocolate.com

RELATED: These Are The World’s Most Romantic Hotels

Magnolia Chocolatier – Stamford, CT

Margaret King’s journey as a chocolatier started early. Today, at Magnolia Chocolatier, she sources premium-quality ingredients from around the world, choosing local options first, as you’ll see in her Mauby & Nuts Chocolate Bar and Pomegranate Orange Chocolate Bar. “ I love creating unique flavor profiles with complex combinations to bring you beautiful artisanal chocolates and confections that awaken your senses,” says King on her website. “At Magnolia Chocolatier we produce in small batches to focus on quality.”

Photo via magnoliachocolatier.com
Share
Travel Noire

Leah Freeman-Haskin

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

New Sankofa Children’s Center In Baltimore Shares Traditions Of Africa’s 54 Nations

New Sankofa Children’s Center In Baltimore Shares Traditions Of Africa’s 54 Nations

As of February 1, young visitors and locals to the Baltimore area have a new landmark to celebrate their African heritage and history. Sankofa Children’s Museum of African Cultures recently opened its doors with the aim to “educate, inspire and connect children from all walks of life to the vast physical and cultural diversity of […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin

These Are The Most Dangerous Cities In The United States

These Are The Most Dangerous Cities In The United States

When traveling, safety is always a top priority. While it’s natural to rely on rumors and gossip when it comes to deciding what cities are safe for travel, it’s always best to do your research before choosing your next destination.  In October, Statista released the top 10 list of cities with the largest number of […]

Stephanie Ogbogu

Amtrak Conductor Tries To Force Black Woman Out Of Her Seat, Turns Out She’s President Of The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Amtrak Conductor Tries To Force Black Woman Out Of Her Seat, Turns Out She’s President Of The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

In today’s lesson on “you never know who you could be talking to,” Amtrak is in the hot seat after a conductor attempted to force a woman out of her seat. The woman happened to be Sherrilyn Ifill, the President & Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  Ifill was traveling from Washington, D.C. to […]

Kelsey Marie