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About Us

Craft chocolate, bean to bar chocolate, small batch chocolate, micro-batch chocolate. DesBarres Chocolate is all of these.

We are died-in-the-wool makers and chocolate lovers from way back. When we realized with a bit of equipment hacking we could make our own chocolate straight from the bean, we jumped at the chance.  And to our great delight, we not only loved doing it, but also produced something delicious.

 We primarily make two ingredient chocolate, using organic cacao and adding only organic cane sugar.  As we grow we are adding new flavours.

 The joy in what we do comes from being immersed in the science behind cacao and the craft of chocolate making, from being able to taste, in each bar, the unique locale of the beans we use and, of course, being able to share the chocolate with you.

 Why DesBarres, you ask? It's a family name. The old guy above, JFW DesBarres, was a mapmaker and governor and arrived in Canada in the 1700s. He's pictured here loving his namesake bars.