Definite Chocolate is a micro batch bean to bar chocolate maker from Dominican Republic founded by Jens Kamin, who moved from Germany to the Dominican Republic to make his dream come true and become a chocolate maker. By sourcing directly from local cacao producers, they use only high-quality single origin cacao, which they roast, winnow, grind, temper and mold into fine chocolate bars with the utmost care. Definite Chocolate uses only locally sourced ingredients to support the local industry and to give a touch of Caribbean feeling to every bar. All their bars are made naturally without any additives. They are the first Dominican chocolate producer who won an international award, and that only one year after starting their business in 2017.
Vosges Haut Chocolate is a Female Founded company by Katrina Markoff based in Chicago, Illinois. Vosges harnesses the power of storytelling to open minds, spirits and palates through chocolate, inspiring them all to interact with the world in a more loving way. Markoff began her culinary career with an apprenticeship in Spain under the direction of Ferran and Albert Adria of the famed El Bulli.
Dardimans California began crisping around their own kitchen table, using unmatched quality and flavor of California citrus readily available in their founder's backyard. Female Founder Ani Babayan and her father dehydrated their first batch of fruit at home, recreating their family’s Armenian recipes and using oranges from a tree in their backyard. One year later, Ani left law school to work full time on Dardimans, and since then has grown the brand into an international leader in the industry.
Shortbread of Edinburgh is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The company started by Anna Wilson using her mom's recipes and has since become a premier brand of shortbread throughout the British Isles. Using no shortcuts or preservatives and still made with the same recipes by hand. They won over 100 Great Taste Awards which is more than any other shortbread bakery.