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Unique Experiences

Public and private chocolate workshops and tastings.

Ethically Sourced

We choose to work with high-quality chocolate from direct and fair trade farms. 

Handcrafted with Local Ingredients

While our chocolate hails from all over the world,
we source many ingredients and flavors right here in Rochester, NY.

Depending on others this Independence Day, or, Xocola’j

Depending on others this Independence Day, or, Xocola’j

Chocolate Independence Day RamblingsDepending on others this Independence Day, or, Xocola'j Those that know me understand that chocolate is not merely my profession; chocolate has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember. Chocolate is ingrained...

Chocolate Gift Guide for Father’s Day 2020

Chocolate Gift Guide for Father’s Day 2020

Chocolate Gifts Guide for Father's Day 2020Sweet Treats to Eat and Virtual ExperiencesWhen I was young, no one could make me and my sisters laugh like my dad. As I got older, I learned resilience from my dad, and learned how to laugh at myself. We practiced softball...

All the Colors of Chocolate

All the Colors of Chocolate

Saving the World with ChocolateRacial Injustices and the Colors of ChocolateIt is time to do more.  When I first started Laughing Gull Chocolates, I boldly claimed - and naively believed - that I was going to save the world with chocolate. In part, it was likely this...

Out of the Box Mother’s Day Gifts

Out of the Box Mother’s Day Gifts

Out-of-the-Box Mother's Day Gifts Sweet Treats to Eat and Virtual ExperiencesGrowing up, I knew how fortunate I was to have my mom. She was the best mom, role model, and as far as I can tell, loved the job (perhaps second only to being a grandmother)? In fact, it was...

Sustainable Chocolate

Sustainable Chocolate

Sustainable ChocolateOne Experience Visiting a Biodiverse Cacao Farm in Vietnam *First blogged in 2017. Reposting today for Earth Day 2020*A few years ago, my parents gave me what would become one of my favorite sweatshirts: it’s yellow, depicts a smiling penguin, and...

Looking for Feel Good Easter Candy and Passover Treats?

Looking for Feel Good Easter Candy and Passover Treats?

Thoughts about Spring Holidays and ChocolateEaster candy and Passover treats for your holiday celebrationPassover has always been one of my favorite holidays. Not only did it mean spring was here; it was also an opportunity to feast with loved ones - and we were...

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