Valentine’s Day is known for spreading love, buying flowers, and gifting chocolates. It’s a day where you can enjoy time with your significant other and indulge in some tasty treats. With this list of Latinx-owned chocolate shops, you can shower your amor with sweets all while supporting Latinx business owners. We’ve rounded up some delicious products that’ll hit that sweet tooth craving not just on February 14th, but all year long. Whether you’re drawn toward Chuao Chocolatier’s chocolate covered strawberries or more fond of the minty and crunchy peppermint bark over at The Xocholate Bar, there’s bound to be something that’ll appeal to your taste buds. And if you can’t decide which flavor to choose from, many of these chocolatiers have created assortment boxes so you can sample all of their Latinx flavors. Here are 10 Latinx-owned chocolates to gift to your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine’s Day Box from Garcia Nevett
Founded by Susana and Isabel Garcia Nevett, Garcia Nevette has been serving the Miami area for quite a few years. Their Valentine’s Day Box offers an assortment of chocolates including chili caramel hearts, tupelo honey and cardamom bonbons, and exotic mango and raspberry rose flavored chocolates.
Valentine’s Day Box, $42, available at garcianevett.com
Rosa’s y Nopales from CocoAndre Chocolatier
You can’t travel to Dallas, Texas without stopping at CocoAndre. Founders Andrea and Cindy have built their chocolate business based on their Mexican culture and make it their mission to incorporate their Mexican roots into their products. The Rosa’s y Nopales gift set includes truffles, chocolate cactus, a roseberry bar, and a nopalera soap.
Rosa’s y Nopales, $60, available at cocoandre.com
Salted Caramel Heart from Exquisito Chocolates
Chocolate empress Carolina Quijano went from consulting clients on Wall Street to opening her own chocolate company is Miami. Quijano and her team transform cocoa beans into perfection making the chocolate by hand. These salted caramel heart chocolates are covered in Hacienda Victoria dark chocolate sourced directly from Latin America and the Caribbean. Order fast because her products sell out quickly!
Salted Caramel Heart, $79, available at exquisitochocolates.com
Amor Lolli from Casa De Chocolates
This Latinx-owned company makes artisanal chocolates and other sweets hecho a mano in Berkeley, California. Honoring the Meso-American origins of chocolate, owner Amelia Gonzalez Garcia has created award-winning mole bonbons, Inca peanut butter, and much more! If you’re looking for a little LATAM flavor with your chocolates, this is the spot.
Amor Lolli, $5, available at casadechocolates.com
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bolitas from HERNÁN
From Mexico straight to your front door, enjoy award-winning premium Mexican chocolate. These hand molded bolitas can be enjoyed by themselves or as a hot chocolate. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your significant other as you sip on flavors of cinnamon and organic cacao from Chiapas.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Bolitas, $14.99, available at hernanmexico.com
Mini Chocolate Bar from Cultura Chocolate
Founder Damaris Ronkanen tapped into her love for chocolate to create handcrafted signature products of Mexican chocolate. Damaris grew up loving her abuela’s champurrado and that love translated to a love of cooking and celebrating the flavors of Mexico. To sample some of her items order a mini chocolate bar, they come in a variety of Mexican chocolate, Guatemalan chocolate, Haitian chocolate, and Belizean chocolate
Mini Chocolate Bar, $5, available at culturachocolate.com
Love Child from Chuao Chocolatier
One bite of these wine and chocolate-covered strawberries and you’ll understand why Master Chocolatier Chef Michael Antonorsi and his brother Richard Antonorsi were awarded won eight Sofi Awards the Specialty Food Association’s highest honor. They founded Chuao Chocolatier in 2002 with a proprietary blend of high-end and responsibly sourced chocolate so this is the perfect decadent gift to share.
Love Child, $19.99, available at chuaochocolatier.com
Assorted Mexican Chocolate from AKBAL Chocolates
Sugar-free, vegan chocolates that look as good as they taste? Sign us up! AKBAL Chocolates has a variety of chocolates with various fillings: coffee insfusion, smoked almond, fig jam, and sea salt pistachios. This Baja California company has created an exceptional product that anyone would be happy to receive as a Valentine’s Day Gift.
Assorted Mexican Chocoaltes, prices may vary, available at akbalchocolates.com
Peppermint Bark from The Xocolate Bar
Minty, creamy, and crunchy peppermint bark made from natural ingredients like peppermint oil and cocoa butter is just one of the many delicious sweets you’ll find at this Berkeley-based chocolate shop. Founders Malena Lopez-Maggi and Clive Brown use organic and fair trade chocolates and offer vegan and gluten-free options
Peppermint Bark, $9.99, available at thexocolatebar.com
DIY Chocolate Brigadeiro Popsicle Kit from tinyB Chocolate
Brazilian founder Renata learned to make chocolate from her mom. Her secret recipe intensifies the chocolate without making it taste too bitter or too sweet. Her company offers this unique DIY Chocolate Brigadeiro Popsicle Kit that’ll keep your whole crew busy on Valentine’s day. It comes with a jar of cranberry chocolate brigadeiro, coconut brigadeiro, sprinkles, marshmallows, dried berried, and utensils.
DIY Chocolate Brigadeiro Popsicle Kit, $60, available at tinybchocolate.com