The Newfoundland Chocolate Company is a chocolatier established in 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
The company started as a basement chocolate making operation in Brent Smith and Christina Dove’s family home in 2008 and has since grown to have several retail operations primarily based in Newfoundland.
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company focuses on creating Belgian and French style chocolates, with the emphasis on a chocolate based fill, as opposed to syrup based fills like some of its major North American counterparts. They use caramels, nuts and berries in their chocolates, with priority being given to as many locally sourced ingredients. All products are manufactured at their head office in St John's, Newfoundland, with the exception of their fresh truffles that are made at each individual location.
The Newfoundland Chocolate Company as of August 2015 has retail locations in St John's Newfoundland (Duckworth St & Avalon Mall) and Dartmouth,Nova Scotia (Mic Mac Mall) and also operate a seasonal cafe under the name Newfoundland Chocolate Cafe at the Signal Hill Interpretation Center on the Signal Hill National Historic site, St John's Newfoundland. There are also plans for a fourth retail location in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Mother's Day 2016.
Awards & Recognition
Since its inception in 2008 the Newfoundland Chocolate Company has been the recipient of several awards. The company was awarded three different awards at the St John's Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards 2015; Innovation Solutions award, Leader in Growth & Sales award and The Business Excellence Award. The latter being the highest award given to businesses in the St John's area. The company was also the recipient of the 2014 Atlantic Food Award and have received praise and awards for their representation of Newfoundland and the restoration of a local downtown building into their head office and production facility.