Authentically, uniquely local

 

Based in the historic village of Marine on St. Croix, St. Croix Chocolate Company has been delighting customers with premium quality artisan chocolates since opening in 2010. Our culinary creations have won many awards and accolades including being named “Best Chocolate 2013″ in the Twin Cities by City Pages and winning a national Good Food Award in 2015.

Every chocolate is hand-made from scratch, in small batches. St. Croix Chocolate Company sources some of the world’s finest chocolate and uses local, organic ingredients like honey and maple syrup. Locally-grown rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, currants, violets and herbs picked in the morning often find their way into confections by the afternoon.

 

You won't find these at the mall.

 

Imagine taking the lid off a beautifully decorated pumpkin or heart, and discovering that there are chocolates inside AND the box itself is made out of chocolate! Now think of the most unique Easter egg you've ever seen, and then learning you could eat it once you were done admiring it. Our seasonal specialties like these have become customer favorites that are eagerly anticipated every year. Whatever the holiday or season, we make chocolate creations like you've never seen, and you can only get them here.

 
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Ingredients harvested fresh in the morning often find their way into delicious confections by the afternoon.

When we say we’re local at St. Croix Chocolate Company, we mean that we have a strong connection to the environment, the plants and animals that share it, and the people who take care of it. While it’s not possible to grow chocolate outdoors in Minnesota, we take great care to source as many of our ingredients from quality producers right here in the St. Croix River Valley.

We get pure maple syrup from a family that has been tapping maple trees for generations — just ten miles from our shop in Marine on St. Croix. And Mike Mackiewicz at Bone Lake Meadows Apiary produces our favorite honey. He practices chemical-free bee keeping on organically farmed land, orchards, and CSA farms.

In the summer, our chocolatier, Robyn Dochterman, keeps her eyes on the wild raspberries, blackberries and grapes growing near by. When they are juicy and bursting ripe, she picks them herself, makes her own purees, and uses them in chocolate confections.