our company is comprised of a collective of nutrition focused food artisans and health practitioners. in response to the world's growing desire for luxury, all natural, plant based, common allergen free, and low glycemic desserts, in 2011 we created a line of fine, rich chocolates that most everyone can enjoy.
within our families and circle of friends lies the source of our initial inspiration as many of us have food allergies, gluten intolerance, or have chosen a vegan or low glycemic lifestyle. as a longtime chocophile myself, with sensitivity to soy and nuts, I passionately enjoy creating and sharing beautiful, healthy chocolates with others.
previously, our group of chefs provided special diet desserts to natural foods groceries. when we found ourselves unable to source a couverture chocolate that was 100% plant based, milk, gluten, soy, dairy, cane sugar, sesame seed, tree nut and peanut free for our cakes and pastries, we turned to bio chemist, neuro chemistry professor dr. david changaris. he developed for us a base chocolate made pure and simply with just three non-gmo, kosher, organic ingredients:
belgian cocoa solids
french cocoa butter
madhava agave nectar
when customers expressed an interest in buying the chocolate on its own, we enlisted my daughter lauren allen, a ferrandi paris trained chef, to help us develop our line of european style gourmet individual chocolate bars, caramelas and gift selection confections.
our mission is to create confections that provide exquisite enjoyment when consumed and peace of mind when gifted.
sumptuous, masterpiece selections are hand crafted using ingredients that while essential for some, are enjoyable by all.
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
we are intimately involved in every aspect of our business process - from ingredient selection to the final presentation of our offerings in resplendent packaging.
our chocolates are crafted with only premium, all natural, organic, kosher, non-gmo, sustainably sourced, traded fairly ingredients.
our facilities are wholly owned by us and strictly monitored to maintain common allergen free compliance.
in-house and 3rd party laboratories test our chocolates for purity and to certify that they are free of peanuts, tree nuts, gluten, eggs, lupins, sesame, fish, shellfish, soy and milk.
our equipment was purchased new and is used exclusively by us.
individual and most gift selections are heat sealed in gold foil to ensure quality.
our packaging is recyclable.
COVID 19 RESPONSE UPDATE
we want to take a moment to share with you what we have been doing to monitor and appropriately respond to the challenges we all face as the coronavirus (covid-19) situation continues to develop.
We are grateful for our relationship and will continue to do everything we can to deliver our chocolates to you in a safe and timely manner.
Here are some details:
Currently, both of our locations are still operational.
We have maintained our stringent daily cleaning procedures at our facilities which have, and continue to include, sanitization of all surfaces and equipment with FDA approved products. Employees have received updates daily on CDC announcements and as usual are not allowed to come to work if they have any fever or other signs of a contagious illness. Employees continue to wear protective attire – gloves, hair nets and coats. We are practicing social distancing.
We are working closely with our suppliers to maintain the flow of organic, non GMO, kosher, common allergen free, 100% plant based, vegan ingredients. Thus far, our key suppliers have not notified us of any large scale fulfillment issues. All boxes received from shipments are first sanitized before being brought into our production areas.
we are proud supporters of:
the humane society of the usa
the american heart association
collegiate and olympic athletics
the louisville ballet
the speed art museum