Okay, we need to say something important right off the bat. When we thought it would be fun to write a blog post about some of our favourite Instagram accounts with a chocolate focus, we knew it would be INCREDIBLY hard to narrow our choices down to just 10. But people seem to like to make lists of 10 – it’s a palatable number. So here are a few of our favourites – accounts that showcase the talent of the chocolatier or chocolate maker, reflect their personalities, and are examples of the some of the best work our industry has to offer. These are in no particular order – we love them all equally and any attempt at ranking would cause us too much heartache. If you haven’t checked out these Instagram accounts you should…go…now! Clicking on each person/company name will take you to their Instagram page. Enjoy!
Kate Weiser Chocolate is a company based in Dallas, Texas. They are in the process of expanding to more locations. Kate’s personality and flair for design comes through in her beautiful chocolates, and her sense of humour makes her Instagram feed a constant source of entertainment and delight. We were lucky enough to have Kate for on our our Chocolate Masters Hangouts, so if you haven’t watched that episode already, you can watch it here.
2. David Chow
Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, David Chow is a true master when it comes to edible art. His chocolates are simply stunning! Between the beautiful colour combinations, fabulous flavours and inventive design concepts, David’s Instagram account is sure to leave you saying “wow”!
Another Canadian, The Chocolate Lab is based in Calgary, Alberta. Started by Dallas Southcott, The Chocolate Lab has only been in business since early 2016 and they are clearly already making a splash! The chocolates are beautiful pieces, artfully designed and perfectly crafted. And we also love his sense of humour, it keeps his account fun! We were lucky enough to have Dallas participate in one of our Chocolate Masters Hangouts recently as well! If you missed that episode, you can watch it here.
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Map Chocolate is a small batch chocolate maker based in Oregon. With her Instagram account, owner and chocolate maker Mackenzie Rivers shows us her eye for photography and her dedication to her craft. Her Instagram feed is full of beautiful images that take you on a journey through her chocolate making experiences.
Based in Detroit, Bon bon bon Chocolate is a chocolate company with a ton of personality, which comes through loud and clear in their Instagram account. One of the things that make their “bons” (as they call them) unique is that they don’t have a top, so you can see the fillings inside their chocolates. Their founder, Alexandra Clarke was named one of the Top 30 under 30 by Forbes Magazine this year!
Stick with Me Sweets is based in New York City and is owned by the incredibly talented Susana Yoon. Each one of her bonbons is like a delicate work of art, and her flavour combinations include new twists on classics (such as her PB&J), and new creations (such as her Black Seasame & Passion Fruit).
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For anyone who loves fine chocolate, it is so important to remember where it comes from. It is grown by farmers who work tirelessly to give us the cocoa beans that become chocolate in the hands of a skilled chocolate maker. Uncommon Cacao is a supply chain partner, bringing together farmers and chocolate makers so that beans of the highest quality are sourced with transparency and in turn, make an impact in the communities where they are grown. Their Instagram account gives an important perspective of life on the farm and in these communities.
A selected 300-year old "criollo" ("local") grafted by a wise farmer onto an unproductive tree to improve flavor and yield. This region in Colombia is characterized in Motomayor's famous study by ancient Criollo genes and some producers are now working hard to preserve them. YUM 🍫 #staytuned #cacao #fieldvisit #sourcing #colombia #workingsmart #workinghard #quality #flavor
Giorgio Demarini of Roselen Chocolatier is based in Lima, Peru. He has a background in design, and when you look at his chocolate, this talent comes shining through. His inventive designs for his chocolates and his meticulous attention to detail are just a few of the things you will notice on his Instagram feed. We’ve been fortunate to have Giorgio on two of our Chocolate Masters Hangout panels, so if you would like to learn more about him, you can watch these episodes here and here.
Melissa Coppel is a the Cacao Barry ambassador for the U.S. and she was named one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the U.S. by Dessert Professional Magazine. When you look at her Instagram account, it’s clear why – her chocolates are visually beautiful and her technique is perfect. She is truly a master chocolatier.
Keeping up with the Challenge I was invited by @monparis.ca I am sharing a Christmas Inspired Bouchée | Peppermint Ganache "Frosting" | Butter Cake | Zephyr 34% And now I am inviting to this Challenge the ultra talented @fjmigoya | A real professional, hard to find those now days… . . . . #chocolate #bouchee #melissacoppel #chocolatier #christmas #cacaobarry #chefrubber #sweet #pastry #chef #dessert #simplicity
10. Soma Chocolatemaker
A Canadian company in Toronto, Ontario, Soma Chocolatemaker was started by husband and wife team, David Castellan and Cynthia Leung. In fact, they both have their own separate Instagram accounts: HIS and HERS. Once you get to know these two, you’ll see why – they both have their own unique personalities, and when they come together, they create the identity for their brand. This is what makes following both of them on Instagram so interesting. From beautiful product photos, to machinery meltdowns, to travel photos and the odd appearance by their cats, you’ll love coming along for the experience!
Birch blackstrap syrup truffle. – Sper Farm makes a tiny batch of Birch Blackstrap Syrup. Thick, smoky and elegant without the bitterness of most Blackstraps, with the complexity of a Birch syrup. Suspended over a caramel chocolate ganache that releases its big flavours upon contact. A very Canadian truffle.🍁@chocawards Canadian gold winner. Yay to our amazing truffle team. #somaxmas2016 #birch #blackstrap
We hope that you have enjoyed looking at some of our favourite chocolate accounts on Instagram! Which are your favourite chocolate accounts to follow on Instagram? Tell us in the comments!