Our Chocolate

Laughing Gull Chocolates sources from companies whose chocolate makes our hearts sing and whose values align with our world-saving goals!

We lovingly and confidently incorporate each of these carefully researched products into making our truffles, barks, specialty bars, drinks, sauce, and other chocolate confections.

We are proud to have relationships with these ethical chocolate-suppliers:

Taza Chocolate
Taza Chocolate holds a dear place in our hearts (and tummies). Its stone-ground texture gives added flavor and complexity as the base for our ganache. Taza Chocolate was one of the pioneers of the direct trade model, which includes providing annual transparency reports. We are proud to work with their chocolate. Based in Massachusetts.

Learn how we make our ganache in our Truffle Making Workshop. (link here)

Santa Barbara Chocolate

Santa Barbara Chocolate is the smooth dark chocolate we use to enrobe our truffles and make our bark. Properly tempered, this high-quality chocolate gives a beautiful snap with a brilliant shine. They are bean suppliers are fully accredited with the Rainforest Alliance, Fair Trade Alliance, USDA Organic, and UTZ (a sustainable farming program). Based in California.

Learn how to temper to perfection with us in our Basics of Chocolate Workshop. (link here)

Moka Origins

Moka Origins crafts small-batch chocolate (and coffee!) ethically sourced from their sustainable farm in Cameroon, West Africa, or from their Direct-Trade partners. Moka Farm invests in local infrastructure, education, and public health. Our white chocolate base is primarily organic and direct trade cacao butter. Our Milk chocolate base is a custom recipe made by Moka Origins exclusively for Laughing Gull. Based in Pennsylvania.

Taste for yourself in our Basics of Chocolate Workshop or an in-shop chocolate tasting. Supply may be limited. (link here)

Chocosol

Chocosol uses direct-trade cacao beans to craft stone-ground bars. Visit their shop in Toronto to enjoy their hospitality and learn about their initiative to bring high ethical standards into the cacao industry. Based in Canada.

Laughing Gull Chocolates, Rochester NY
Laughing Gulls Chocolate Truffles

Vegan and Soy-free options always available

Vegan

At Laughing Gull Chocolates, we know that conscientious consumption means some of our customers do not eat animal products. While truffles are customarily made with milk or heavy cream, our vegan options use alternative liquids such as coconut or oat milk, or chai tea.

Soy-free

Chocolate is commonly made with soy lecithin added as a thinner to stabilize the finished product, but many people have soy allergies. Laughing Gull uses white, dark, and milk chocolate bases that are soy-free recipes for our soy-free confections. Moka Chocolate crafts soy free white chocolate and an exclusive soy free milk chocolate especially for us.

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