A small business, a family

Our venture started in 2008 at Charlotte area farmers markets. Read and explore our tales, sometimes cautionary, sometimes exhilarating, as we’ve grown from an early idea to something great.

Sharing is caring

We are asked for recipes or ideas for ingredient usage all the time. Let us share some of what we do, what we are learning or exploring with you. If you have a culinary confectionary question we’d love to hear it!

We put our heart into everything

Our small business depends on it. We hope you enjoy what you find here and if we can be of any assistance in your journey, stocking your shelves, or enriching your business please reach out to us.

Chocolate reviews

The American chocolate market is growing by leaps and bounds and we hope to share some of the greatness coming out it by sampling those we stock, those people are curious of, and even those beyond people bring our way.

Recent Articles

Eat Chocolate Every Month

Chocolate of the Month Club

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  The Secret Chocolatier balances a lot of ongoing projects. Being a small family business means it takes us longer to make real some of those plans. This is one…

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Let Us Be Your Gift Concierge

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Robin at The Secret Chocolatier knows how to help you make an impression with just the right chocolate and confectionary gift.

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From the Chef’s Table, a Perspective on Teaching Chocolate Truffle Making

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We learn a lot about ourselves through our classmates. Teach how to make chocolate truffles has great benefits to us as well.

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International Chocolate Awards Finalist

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We are happy to announce that our latest chocolate truffle addition, the 80% dark chocolate truffle, has become a grand jury finalist in this years International Chocolate Awards. Each year…

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A Quick History of Chocolate

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Interact with a timeline of the finding and subsequent expansion of chocolate across the world.

North Carolina Chocolate Makers

North Carolina Chocolatiers and Charlotte’s Best Chocolate

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It’s great to have a string of love from our backyard, North Carolina. North Carolina Chocolatiers by Our State North Carolina is gaining on a lot of great craft creations….

Chocolate Reviews

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Al Nassma Camel Milk Chocolate 70%

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Given a bar of Camel Milk, Milk Chocolate from Al Nassma The Secret Chocolatier’s Andy had to put it through the paces.

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Dandelion Chocolate Review: Ambanja Madagascar

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We recently had a visit by our friend Lowe from ChocoFiles. The man has reviewed and tasted more chocolate than maybe anyone, so when it comes to his recommendations I…

Recipes

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Simple Salted Caramel Syrup Recipe for Caramel Month

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October is the month of Caramel thanks to the National Confectioners Association and The Secret Chocolatier has what you need. First a quick dive, caramel–it can be soft, tacky, runny, buttery,…

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Easy Chocolate Fudge Recipe Revisited

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Recently I was asked to share our easy chocolate fudge recipe for an upcoming magazine article.  I thought sure, then paused.. well we haven’t made that in a while so…

Upcoming Events

The Secret Chocolatier hosts a variety of events throughout the year.  See what is coming up and if you have interest in joining us.

Find Out More

february

20feb2:00 pm- 3:15 pmBark MakingEasy fun! Hands-On Chocolate Making for Anyone

27feb2:00 pm- 4:00 pmChocolate TemperingThe Mysteries of Chocolate Tempering Revealed!

27feb7:00 pm- 8:30 pmWine PairingLearn how Chocolate, Wine & Textures Pair

march

5mar2:00 pm- 4:00 pmChocolate Truffle Making ClassLearn the Dark Art of Chocolate Truffle Making

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Heart shaped graham crackers decorated for #valentines.

Heart shaped graham crackers decorated for valentines.

Beauty and chocolate happening now in Ballantyne!

Beauty and chocolate happening now in Ballantyne! imageconnection

When you tell Facebook a fake birthday and then forget about it. Time for an unbirthday party!

When you tell Facebook a fake birthday and then forget about it.

Book club read The Chocolate Touch and brought the story to life with a bark class. So much fun!

Book club read The Chocolate Touch and brought the story to life

Bread, Eggs, CHOCOLATE!

Bread, Eggs, CHOCOLATE! priorities

First month shipments of Chocolate of the Month Club! So excited for those who get monthly treats from us. Great way to show someone you care year round!

First month shipments of Chocolate of the Month Club! So excited

Go Panthers!

Go Panthers! keeppounding chocolate

Holiday hours for The Secret Chocolatier (both locations)

Holiday hours for The Secret Chocolatier (both locations)