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.

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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

Green Woman - Laura O'Neil

The Many Faces of Chocolate Exhibit

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A Chocolate Gallery, A 6 Year Celebration We have had a lot of fun working our way to this event. Nearly four months ago an idea was germinated to start...
Chocolate Truffle 2008

Learning and Changing

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From our early beginnings to today we’ve come a long way and in an effort to continue to grow, we’re having to change.

The Secret Chocolatier Year in Review

The Secret Chocolatier Year in Review, 2016

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What went on with The Secret Chocolatier in 2016? Check in, see what’s going on. Tons and tons of chocolate!

Logan at JFS

TLC Bark & July JFS Fundraiser

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The culmination of our July fundraiser occurred last week when Logan and I brought a check to our friends at Jewish Family Services.

A Moment in the Life of The Littlest Chocolatier

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Logan Ciordia has been a part of a small family business since the beginning. His growth is our growth and he’s making his own chocolate bark now.

The Secret Chocolatier - Family Business Awards

Survival Tips for a Family Business

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The Secret Chocolatier was recently a finalist in the Charlotte Business Journal’s Family Business Awards. It’s nice to have our family recognized. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to…

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.

Dandelion Chocolate Ambanja Madagascar

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

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,…

The Secret Chocolatier Fudge

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.

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october

28oct2:00 pm4:00 pmTechnique: Chocolate TemperingThe Mysteries of Chocolate Tempering Revealed!

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Gonna be another fun night @seaboardbrewing

The weather may not admit it, but it is officially Fall! TSC is r

Spookiness on the way! halloweentreats

In uptown Charlotte with a need for chocolate? Stop in 7th St mar

Tasting @copperbarrel today looking for a sweet creation! Tasteof

Time for samples! Our latest account with Whole Foods Market. Fri

Gonna be a fun evening @seaboardbrewing

Working hard on our closed Monday; taking new regional chocolate