Our History

The SunSpire® story began in 1979 when a fourth-generation chocolatier, committed to simple ingredients, set out to create a line of chocolate products that used no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or additives. Drawing on her family’s time-honored chocolate making traditions, she soon blazed a new trail within the chocolate category, expertly combining premium ingredients to establish exceptional taste and quality standards that remain unmatched to this day.

From our humble beginnings, SunSpire®  baking chocolate has become one of the nation’s leading producers of wholesome chocolates. Over the years, we have provided health-conscious consumers with a growing assortment of innovative chocolate products, including baking chips that are organic, Fair Trade Certified, dairy-free and carob based.  We also offer a wide variety of dried fruits and premium nuts that are generously coated in milk or dark chocolate, carob or yogurt. Staying true to our founding values, every SunSpire® product is made from the simplest ingredients available and is completely free of refined sugars, hydrogenated oils, trans-fats, preservatives and artificial flavors

All of our chocolates are made from the world’s richest cocoa beans, grown in select regions across the globe that lie within 10 degrees North or South of the equator where cocoa is most unadulterated. Using only the finest ingredients, we expertly craft these premium beans into decadent chocolate products that boast the rich, true flavor and luscious, creamy texture that have long been our hallmarks.

We are also known for our enduring commitment to socially responsible and fair-trade practices. Our commitment to quality is a holistic one that starts with the farmers who grow our cocoa beans and extends to every facet of their lives —from the agricultural methods they use, to the health and education of their families, to the welfare of the communities where they live and work.

When you buy our baking chocolate, you can feel good knowing you are indulging in chocolate that is committed to being honest, responsible and delicious.

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