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

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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…

A Chocolate Moment

A Chocolate Moment

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I am a fan of Reddit (salt and all), and participate frequently in their small business communities where I recently ran across Dash Studio. It's always fun to find someone in...
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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…

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

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9jul2:00 pm- 3:00 pmBark MakingEasy fun! Hands-On Chocolate Making for Anyone

16jul7:00 pm- 8:30 pmWine PairingLearn how Chocolate, Wine & Textures Pair

23jul2:00 pm- 4:00 pmTechnique: Chocolate TemperingThe Mysteries of Chocolate Tempering Revealed!

30jul2:00 pm- 4:00 pmTechnique: Chocolate Truffle MakingLearn the Dark Art of Chocolate Truffle Making

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Logan's first print debut.  South Charlotte Weekly

Logan’s first print debut. South Charlotte Weekly

Let the & pairing commence!

Let the beer & chocolate pairing commence!

Final trials for tomorrow's & pairing. We are good to go. Tickets still available!

Final trials for tomorrow’s beer & chocolate pairing. We are good

Prepping for home school tour/activity!

Prepping for home school tour/activity!

Great idea. Saturday, 3 beer & chocolate pairings with national storyteller Faye Fulton. See our upcoming events on homemadechocolategifts.com

Great FathersDayGift idea. Saturday, 3 beer & chocolate pairings

Wine pairing time!

Wine pairing time! chocolate wine pairing

Many things to work on. Today our gets some love.

Many things to work on. Today our toffee gets some love.

@Askinosie Honduras Cortes chocolate turned truffles. Limited run in-store. We want to start celebrating some American craft chocolate makers we host, so we are lovingly creating small batch truffles from their chocolates.

@Askinosie Honduras Cortes chocolate turned truffles. Limited run