Colleen's Chocolates

Food , Health + Wellness
Edmonton

C$5,295

C$5.3K
35%
 
Funded Of C$15,000 Goal
35% Raised
Food,Health + Wellness Category
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The Phoenix Bar

The Phoenix Bar

Pledge: C$30.00
We are very passionate about having no waste in our kitchen. So, we rescue all the little chocolate orphans from the sides of the chocolate molds or that get lost on the trays. We save every teeny tiny piece and then we do magic! All those delicious little pieces actually end up being a huge amount - we take them and put them through a super cool Stone Grinder and let it do it's work! After hours and hours we have super smooth chocolate that is a cool combination from all those little pieces! It's totally unique and you'll never taste the exact combo again! This is something completely unique to Colleen's Chocolates and we have a lot of fun finessing the final product! P.S. - if you don't live in Edmonton and you want this reward please add on the Shipping Reward so we can mail it to you.
We are very passionate about having no waste in our kitchen. So, we rescue all the little chocolate orphans from the sides of the chocolate molds or that get lost on the trays. We save every teeny tiny piece and then we do magic! All those delicious little pieces actually end up being a huge amount - we take them and put them through a super cool Stone Grinder and let it do it's work! After hours and hours we have super smooth chocolate that is a cool combination from all those little pieces! It's totally unique and you'll never taste the exact combo again! This is something completely unique to Colleen's Chocolates and we have a lot of fun finessing the final product! P.S. - if you don't live in Edmonton and you want this reward please add on the Shipping Reward so we can mail it to you.
Pledge: C$30.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
1 of 150 Boosted
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The Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience

The Virtual Chocolate Tasting Experience

Pledge: C$50.00
We love doing the Virtual Chocolate Tastings - no really we do! We started these right away back in March 2020 and they have been a hit. Why? You get chocolate delivered to your home, then you get to experience the chocolate with a whole bunch of other people virtually, and talk chocolate! We designed this event to learn all the things that are so cool about chocolate and you can be in your PJ's! Each tasting kit has a variety of chocolates that will lend to a super fun way to learn how to taste and how different each chocolate can be! P.S. If you are not in Edmonton and area, then add on a Shipping Reward so we can send you your Chocolate Tasting kit. We will launch these in January and we'll have lots of dates to choose from to redeem your reward!
We love doing the Virtual Chocolate Tastings - no really we do! We started these right away back in March 2020 and they have been a hit. Why? You get chocolate delivered to your home, then you get to experience the chocolate with a whole bunch of other people virtually, and talk chocolate! We designed this event to learn all the things that are so cool about chocolate and you can be in your PJ's! Each tasting kit has a variety of chocolates that will lend to a super fun way to learn how to taste and how different each chocolate can be! P.S. If you are not in Edmonton and area, then add on a Shipping Reward so we can send you your Chocolate Tasting kit. We will launch these in January and we'll have lots of dates to choose from to redeem your reward!
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-16
1 of 100 Boosted
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The Local Collection

The Local Collection

Pledge: C$50.00
One of the most popular requests is a throw back to when we did truffle collections in the Spring using as many local ingredients as possible in each chocolate! We're bringing this one back and the best part? Since the Spring we've met even more cool local producers to up the ante on what we make! This is an incredible opportunity for us to collaborate and show off the amazing things right from our local community! P.S. - if you don't live in Edmonton and area but would like this reward, add on a Shipping Reward so we can mail it to you.
One of the most popular requests is a throw back to when we did truffle collections in the Spring using as many local ingredients as possible in each chocolate! We're bringing this one back and the best part? Since the Spring we've met even more cool local producers to up the ante on what we make! This is an incredible opportunity for us to collaborate and show off the amazing things right from our local community! P.S. - if you don't live in Edmonton and area but would like this reward, add on a Shipping Reward so we can mail it to you.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-02-01
11 of 100 Boosted
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The Colleen's Chocolate Bar Collection

The Colleen's Chocolate Bar Collection

Pledge: C$50.00
Many of you when you answered our survey said you simply love our current chocolate bar collection. This reward will be a variety of our bars that you already love and will get to enjoy knowing you've given us a little boost! Plus, we have a wee little surprise in each reward that we're sure you'll be excited to receive! P.S. If you'd like this reward but don't live in Edmonton and area, please select the Shipping Reward and we can send it to you.
Many of you when you answered our survey said you simply love our current chocolate bar collection. This reward will be a variety of our bars that you already love and will get to enjoy knowing you've given us a little boost! Plus, we have a wee little surprise in each reward that we're sure you'll be excited to receive! P.S. If you'd like this reward but don't live in Edmonton and area, please select the Shipping Reward and we can send it to you.
Pledge: C$50.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
20 of 100 Boosted
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The 2020 Advent Calendar

The 2020 Advent Calendar

Pledge: C$65.00
Don't worry - this is something you'll want from 2020! We have held back only a few Advent Calendars for you to grab as a reward. This is the ONLY reward that you can get your hands on this year and it will be available starting November 27th and pick up will be at our first on many dates at the Edmonton Christmas Market on Whyte Ave in the old Army Navy building. So, if you want in on 24 days of chocolate this year, grab one or more of these. Also, you can eat them all at once, we won't judge!
Don't worry - this is something you'll want from 2020! We have held back only a few Advent Calendars for you to grab as a reward. This is the ONLY reward that you can get your hands on this year and it will be available starting November 27th and pick up will be at our first on many dates at the Edmonton Christmas Market on Whyte Ave in the old Army Navy building. So, if you want in on 24 days of chocolate this year, grab one or more of these. Also, you can eat them all at once, we won't judge!
Pledge: C$65.00
Estimated Delivery: 2020-11-27
7 of 7 Boosted
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The Jewelry + Chocolate Collection

The Jewelry + Chocolate Collection

Pledge: C$80.00
We have teamed up with Two Carrots Studio in the past for some amazing collaborative offerings. Now, the talented Carrie is creating custom Cacao Pod earrings! You'll be stylish in what you're wearing and eating with this reward. Jewelry and Chocolate - a winning combination plus these will be available right before Valentine's Day 2021 - hint hint!
We have teamed up with Two Carrots Studio in the past for some amazing collaborative offerings. Now, the talented Carrie is creating custom Cacao Pod earrings! You'll be stylish in what you're wearing and eating with this reward. Jewelry and Chocolate - a winning combination plus these will be available right before Valentine's Day 2021 - hint hint!
Pledge: C$80.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
0 of 5 Boosted
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The Chocolate Charcuterie Experience

The Chocolate Charcuterie Experience

Pledge: C$200.00
This one has been rolling around in the noggin for a while now! Thankfully, it's come to the forefront of my brain just in time to launch it as a reward! What is a Chocolate Charcuterie Experience??? Quite simply - AMAZING! You pick a date starting from February 1st onwards and we will deliver to you a full ensemble of exquisite chocolate creations that you can set out as a tasting board for you and 3 friends. The charcuterie will include all sorts of different chocolate creations including a chocolate pate, nuts/fruits in chocolate, chocolate biscuits/crackers, and all the other nibbly bites you'd expect in a carefully designed board. This is totally unique and unlike anything anyone has ever done - trust us, we researched it! It will be a mouth-watering flavour explosion! We're drooling just thinking about it! This reward will be available in set time periods so we can maximize production but also make items right before your event - we don't use preservatives or fillers in what we make and we know you love this about us! P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area only
This one has been rolling around in the noggin for a while now! Thankfully, it's come to the forefront of my brain just in time to launch it as a reward! What is a Chocolate Charcuterie Experience??? Quite simply - AMAZING! You pick a date starting from February 1st onwards and we will deliver to you a full ensemble of exquisite chocolate creations that you can set out as a tasting board for you and 3 friends. The charcuterie will include all sorts of different chocolate creations including a chocolate pate, nuts/fruits in chocolate, chocolate biscuits/crackers, and all the other nibbly bites you'd expect in a carefully designed board. This is totally unique and unlike anything anyone has ever done - trust us, we researched it! It will be a mouth-watering flavour explosion! We're drooling just thinking about it! This reward will be available in set time periods so we can maximize production but also make items right before your event - we don't use preservatives or fillers in what we make and we know you love this about us! P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area only
Pledge: C$200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-02-01
1 of 20 Boosted
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The Chocolate Charcuterie Experience - Part 2

The Chocolate Charcuterie Experience - Part 2

Pledge: C$350.00
Okay - you've seen the description for the Chocolate Charcuterie Experience - this reward is a notch up! It is designed for 6 people and includes a bottle of bubbly carefully curated from the Sommelier that we work with - yummo! And, in case you forgot what it is...here's that description again! This one has been rolling around in the noggin for a while now! Thankfully, it's come to the forefront of my brain just in time to launch it as a reward! What is a Chocolate Charcuterie Experience??? Quite simply - AMAZING! You pick a date starting from February 1st onwards and we will deliver to you a full ensemble of exquisite chocolate creations that you can set out as a tasting board for you and 5 friends - plus the bottle of bubbly! The charcuterie will include all sorts of different chocolate creations including a chocolate pate, nuts/fruits in chocolate, chocolate biscuits/crackers, and all the other nibbly bites you'd expect in a carefully designed board. This is totally unique and unlike anything anyone has ever done - trust us, we researched it! It will be a mouth-watering flavour explosion! We're drooling just thinking about it! This reward will be available in set time periods so we can maximize production but also make items right before your event - we don't use preservatives or fillers in what we make and we know you love this about us! P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area only
Okay - you've seen the description for the Chocolate Charcuterie Experience - this reward is a notch up! It is designed for 6 people and includes a bottle of bubbly carefully curated from the Sommelier that we work with - yummo! And, in case you forgot what it is...here's that description again! This one has been rolling around in the noggin for a while now! Thankfully, it's come to the forefront of my brain just in time to launch it as a reward! What is a Chocolate Charcuterie Experience??? Quite simply - AMAZING! You pick a date starting from February 1st onwards and we will deliver to you a full ensemble of exquisite chocolate creations that you can set out as a tasting board for you and 5 friends - plus the bottle of bubbly! The charcuterie will include all sorts of different chocolate creations including a chocolate pate, nuts/fruits in chocolate, chocolate biscuits/crackers, and all the other nibbly bites you'd expect in a carefully designed board. This is totally unique and unlike anything anyone has ever done - trust us, we researched it! It will be a mouth-watering flavour explosion! We're drooling just thinking about it! This reward will be available in set time periods so we can maximize production but also make items right before your event - we don't use preservatives or fillers in what we make and we know you love this about us! P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area only
Pledge: C$350.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-02-01
0 of 20 Boosted
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The Curated Chocolate Club (4 times/year)

The Curated Chocolate Club (4 times/year)

Pledge: C$200.00
We asked, you answered and then we created it - you want some great options to pick your own dates throughout the year! This reward will allow you to pick 4 dates that you want chocolate. A birthday, anniversary, special occasion, just because...whatever floats your boat! We'll get your dates in our calendar and then on that date, surprise your chocolate will be there for you! P.S. this reward can only be redeemed for Edmonton and area
We asked, you answered and then we created it - you want some great options to pick your own dates throughout the year! This reward will allow you to pick 4 dates that you want chocolate. A birthday, anniversary, special occasion, just because...whatever floats your boat! We'll get your dates in our calendar and then on that date, surprise your chocolate will be there for you! P.S. this reward can only be redeemed for Edmonton and area
Pledge: C$200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
0 of 20 Boosted
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The Ultimate Chocolate Tasting Event

The Ultimate Chocolate Tasting Event

Pledge: C$500.00
One of our most favourite things to do besides eating snacks is curating Tasting Events! These events are a lot of fun! You get to invite 5 friends so there will be 6 people total for an evening of chocolate AND we'll be working with our Sommelier to pair those chocolates perfectly with wine! We take you through everything you never knew about chocolate and you get a chance to try a great variety of our custom chocolates. P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area
One of our most favourite things to do besides eating snacks is curating Tasting Events! These events are a lot of fun! You get to invite 5 friends so there will be 6 people total for an evening of chocolate AND we'll be working with our Sommelier to pair those chocolates perfectly with wine! We take you through everything you never knew about chocolate and you get a chance to try a great variety of our custom chocolates. P.S. - this reward is for Edmonton and area
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
0 of 5 Boosted
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The Make Your Own Chocolate Bar

The Make Your Own Chocolate Bar

Pledge: C$200.00
This reward is for those that want to see up close and personal what we do and get a chance to use some of the new fancy equipment we have procured from doing this Boostr Campaign. You and a friend will get to come to our little kitchen, learn all about chocolate, taste a lot of things because you'll need to know what you love in order to create your own chocolate bar to take home! We love teaching and this is such a great way to get up close and personal with chocolate in a way you've never done before...until now! Total time - 1- 2 hours P.S. this reward will take place at our commercial kitchen
This reward is for those that want to see up close and personal what we do and get a chance to use some of the new fancy equipment we have procured from doing this Boostr Campaign. You and a friend will get to come to our little kitchen, learn all about chocolate, taste a lot of things because you'll need to know what you love in order to create your own chocolate bar to take home! We love teaching and this is such a great way to get up close and personal with chocolate in a way you've never done before...until now! Total time - 1- 2 hours P.S. this reward will take place at our commercial kitchen
Pledge: C$200.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
1 of 10 Boosted
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The Subscription Box - 6 months

The Subscription Box - 6 months

Pledge: C$250.00
Ready to indulge but only every second month - we've got you covered!! You'll get a curated box of treats to enjoy and there will even be some of our Chocolate Holiday selections in there depending on which months you choose for your 6 months of chocolate (pssst - you can also choose 6 months in a row starting when you'd like as well. As long as that is January 2021 and beyond!) P.S. - we do a lot of markets throughout the year so there will be the option to come and pick up from us and say hi or to get delivery.
Ready to indulge but only every second month - we've got you covered!! You'll get a curated box of treats to enjoy and there will even be some of our Chocolate Holiday selections in there depending on which months you choose for your 6 months of chocolate (pssst - you can also choose 6 months in a row starting when you'd like as well. As long as that is January 2021 and beyond!) P.S. - we do a lot of markets throughout the year so there will be the option to come and pick up from us and say hi or to get delivery.
Pledge: C$250.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
3 of 20 Boosted
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The Subscription Box - 1 year

The Subscription Box - 1 year

Pledge: C$500.00
Get your perks on with a whole year of chocolate! You'll get chocolate every month for a whole year! This means at every Chocolate Holiday too! Indulge your inner chocoholic with this treat for the year -starting in January 2021 to December 2021. P.S. - we have a lot of markets throughout the year so there will be the option to come and pick up from us and say hi, or delivery to Edmonton and area.
Get your perks on with a whole year of chocolate! You'll get chocolate every month for a whole year! This means at every Chocolate Holiday too! Indulge your inner chocoholic with this treat for the year -starting in January 2021 to December 2021. P.S. - we have a lot of markets throughout the year so there will be the option to come and pick up from us and say hi, or delivery to Edmonton and area.
Pledge: C$500.00
Estimated Delivery: 2021-01-15
0 of 20 Boosted

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Campaign Description

We believe everyone deserves good chocolate! Now more than ever we've got to grow to keep our customers happy as they are looking to support local businesses and community. Help us get the right equipment to level up our production and keep our small batch quality while supporting the local suppliers, businesses, and customers that have gotten us this far!

Rewards

Well, we may as well start at the Rewards section that's where the fun begins!!


We asked you! We thought it would be a good idea to ask our valued customers and patrons-to-be what they thought and what they wanted - so we sent out surveys, we scanned other ATB campaigns, we asked around, and we listened to all the suggestions to try to come up with the types of rewards that mattered because people felt they were getting something unique and of value, but not just "buying it".

Your rewards are based on suggestions that came from the community and we hope you'll love them. 

If you decide to support us, check out the Rewards page for all the awesome things we have in store for you!

 

Crazy Growth

There’s a joke in the food industry that craziness levels up as you move through your Chefs to your Pastry Chefs and then finally at the top – to us Chocolatiers! The science, process, and well - fussiness of chocolate really does challenge us but I do enjoy the “Eureka!” moment of finding that unique “superfood” ingredient or flavour combination that can sync up with the medium of chocolate while still respecting the nostalgia of things that people loved to eat as kids. For me, that was pineapple.

As a child, my favorite dessert was to take crushed pineapple and put it in ice cream and make it into a slurry. When our family went to Hawaii, I was in heaven for the fresh pineapple and then discovered Macadamia nuts! I’ve mixed that childhood love of pineapples with memories of Macadamia nuts and coconuts into our Hawaiian piña colada bar and it’s crazy when people tell me they can taste their memories of Hawaii right here on the prairies! But there’s so much more to it…

We’re here on the prairies and that poses a problem because pineapples just won’t grow in the snow! Well, not much does so we rely on expensive freeze-dried fruits as key ingredients to provide our intense all-natural fruit flavour combinations. But, with the current situation (2020 anyone?! LOL) some of our specialty ingredients now take up to 3 months shipping or are just plain out of stock. But working closely with local farmers, producers and suppliers has always been our passion anyway so “Hey, here’s a crazy idea for a solution, why don’t we get our own freeze dryer and make our own ingredients using our local suppliers?!”

The first idea to take things to the next level is by purchasing a vital piece of equipment – a freeze dryer -

so that we can take advantage of produce that’s in season here on the prairies. With our local suppliers and farmers on board we'll get strawberries, raspberries and haskaps that are height of their nutrition, deliciousness and flavour and prepare them for use in our chocolates all year long. 

Now for the second step - A tempering machine - 

While a freeze dryer is a big step, and it seems a little crazy, we’re always running out of ingredients lately because this incredible support from the local community has caused a huge surge in our little operation, and that’s good right? So good in fact, that we’re looking to buy a few more pieces of equipment to help get our chocolate out to our customers, oh, and to save my poor shoulder!

It’s called a tempering machine or temperer. For three years now I’ve been tempering every different type of chocolate by hand, often several at a time in my kitchen. What’s tempering? Oh, that’s where I have to heat, then cool, then stir and then I heat again with more stirring and then cool again at specific temperatures and at specific times and then pour in to a mold! Yay for chocolate! LOL,I know- Crazy right?!  

While doing it this way has taught me an incredible amount about how each different chocolate behaves, the hand tempering process slows me down considerably since I can only work as fast as the chocolates will temper BUT with a tempering machine, I can focus my time on hand crafting, creativity, and my customers!  We wanted to get this Boostr done a few months back so that we could have our crowdfunding finsihed and then buy the biggest part of the temperer but with how fast this year has moved, we purchased one piece of the modular system and now we're looking to complete the system - oh we have so many plans for super cool and new creations!

We’ve done a lot of research and a tempering machine with the accessories will increase our productivity by 75% - that would also mean no more days where I’m working until 3am because I’ve got a market and need more chocolate to sell and my shoulder wants to fall off!

What else do we need?  As we continue to grow we also are looking at all the auxillary pieces of equipment to help us.  There are 2 small machines called the EZ Temper and this will help us with quickly tempering chocolates that we don't need in such large quantities but still speed us up considerably! 

We also realized this year that when we need to make truffles we just don't have enough molds - same with chocolate bars.  When we were small this was no problem, now it becomes a hitch in production.  Also, being able to store our ingredients that we want to make with the freeze dryer and the proper packaging.  And, we've been experimenting with making new flavours of chocolate - that means more Stone Grinders need to come to our kitchen.  

We spent a lot of years building our business getting our brand out there and letting people know who we are and now we want to get back to our roots get working with all of these foods that are right here in our backyard again.  So we hope you'll support us in supporting local!

Help us Level up!

Our Community

We LOVE Edmonton and the surrounding area!!   Eventhough we were born here we didn't always live here!  

I think the funny thing with many people is they grow up in a place and they always want to get away from that place. And I moved away for a long time almost 22 years before I returned back to Edmonton (Jason was gone for 12 years). The thing that I found when I got back to Edmonton is it that sort of little city big community feel.  The community is incredibly supportive here. I have found so many different business owners, entrepreneurs, food producers, farmers, and more that have become personal friends along with partners in my business. I think the greatest thing about this city is that people really do support each other. Starting a new business and you'll get dozens of people asking  "how can I help?" 

 

Our Customers

Why do we love our customers? Our customers are fully engaged in our business. We are so fortunate that not only do we get to speak with them on a regular basis through social media, but anytime we do markets or events we get incredible information and feedback from them.

We’ve always been a very open company that if you’ve got a great idea or something you’d like to see we’d love to work with you on it. When we’ve asked customers in the past things like "help us create our dark chocolate collection" they come out in full force and are ready to take on the task. We have made great strides in our website lately changing and improving it to make the customer experience even better and that comes from our customers knowing that they can reach out to us, send us a screenshot and  tell us they want this that or the next thing and we can make those improvements. Plus when we do our deliveries it’s so fun to see their smiling faces when they get the chocolate that they’ve ordered.

One surprise we did not expect was what we affectionately call our Super Fans!   Over the years we have customers that not only purchase a fair amount of chocolate, and some of them joke they’ve eaten more chocolate in their life since meeting me than they ever have before. But these are also the people that when we are launching a new product they share it and they talk about it.  And, when we are doing an event they tell people about the time they did an event with us. They share stories and they talk about what we do on a consistent basis. They show up for us and we love them!

 

How you can help?

 

Why would people want to support this campaign? Right now our local economy is strong when it comes to small businesses supporting other small businesses that are open and I am a small part of that local economy.  But I also support a lot of other businesses. I think by supporting this campaign you’re not only supporting a small business owner that supports her small family but you’re also supporting all the other businesses that she works with.  Money spent in the community is then put back in to continue to support our communities - that's where the real magic happens!

 

What's next?

With your help once we meet our goal the first thing we'll need to do is get buying all the equipment we need to help our business during this big growth spurt!  It's pretty exciting that this has been such a great growth year for us  We don't want to miss a beat with providing our customers with the chocolates they know and love.  So, we've set most of our Rewards to be redeemed in January and onwards.  It's a slow time of year for us and the perfect time to craft all your rewards and get them delivered out to you!

Meet the Team

Colleen Heidecker

Colleen Heidecker

Master Chocolatier

How did Dolphins and Deserts lead to Desserts and Deliciousness? That's Colleen's story. :)

Dolphins. Growing up in Edmonton her love of animals led to a BSc in Zoology and Animal Behaviour at the U of A and working with the Dolphins at WEM. She expanded to training and researching bigger cetaceans and other exotic animals as she moved around Canada and then the world including the Bahamas, Florida, Las Vegas, and Denmark before she came back to Edmonton to be with family.


Deserts: It was while working in Las Vegas that Colleen became fascinated by the extreme conditions of the Mojave Desert and their impact on the health and performance of athletes. While organizing Adventure and Trail Run races, her creativity took over when she sensed a need for nutrient dense, superfood laced performance snacks that were also great tasting. But she soon wanted to diversify and create snacks and desserts for everybody.

Desserts: When she took an opportunity as the Lead Dessert Chef at Edmonton's Noorish Conscious Eatery she began using her extensive superfood knowledge to make sure immuno-compromised or allergy sensitive people had choices too. To sharpen her business skills she took a manager's position at a health food store in Sherwood Park which led to a stint as the manager and Executive Chef designing recipes at a Raw food Cafe. But she soon thought, "What food is more super than Chocolate, right?" 

Deliciousness: Throughout all her experiences and recipe building with chocolate one thing was becoming obvious: Colleen was a supertaster. So she felt her next obvious step to capitalize on this was to attain Master Chocolatier status (through Ecole Chocolat) and then attend Melissa Coppel's Atelier to polish her craft.   

Voila!! Colleen's Chocolates was born!! The recent economic climate has pushed her into cyber-entrepreneurism with www.colleenschocolates.com where she focuses on keeping her online shop tidy, posting up-to-date social media links, and giving you the all important information about where to find her next show or Chocolate tasting event. 

So what’s in it for you? Well, the culmination of all this is that Colleen wants to bring everybody an easily accessible, fantastic chocolate experience in every bite! She strives not only to hand-craft each one of those super tasty chocolates (conscious of including Vegans and allergy or food sensitive people) but also to share and teach her passions openly (with no "secret" recipes) by offering virtual and "real-life" classes and chocolate tasting events. So pop by her site and treat yourself or someone you love, AND just for reading this far - use the coupon code BIO for a little surprise.  ;) 

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Jason Chouinard

Jason Chouinard

Chief Operating Oompa Loompa

Jason spends his time doing all the little OompaLoompa tasks at Colleen'sChocolates from packaging to deliveries and of course getting to be the first taste tester of new products (when Colleen remembers to share!).  But more than that he's the glue that holds things together when it's gets super crazy in the kitchen - read that as at every chocolate holiday!  Jason knows that having some great equipment to help out his "Little Miss Intensity" will do a world of good for them both and of course the business.

 

What else does Jason do?  He's a Super Editor!  You give him your thoughts, an article, a manuscript, or anything else that's written and he'll make it better!  He keeps up with his science background by reading research articles on pretty much any subject just for fun!  

Oh, and he makes all the food for Colleen so she doesn't go hungry or hangry when she's working away!

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Oct 15, 2020
Project launched

FAQs

When will the rewards be available?

We have put a date that we will start getting them out to people by on each Reward. We also have a few that will be available at the end of November!!!

What if I want to Boost but I don't live in Edmonton & Area?

NEED ANSWER

Do you have Gluten Free/Vegan options?

Yes we do! Our kitchen is not certified GF but we do have options available if you're okay with creations being made in the same kitchen. Just pop us a note and we're happy to help!

What's your favourite chocolate to eat?

Well that's like asking what my favourite book is...there's no way to pick! BUT, anything hazelnuts is a winner winner!

How do you not eat all the chocolates you make?

Well, that would be eating our profits LOL! But, we do indulge in a few things! Jason can't keep away from eating the Chocolate Pretzels and Colleen adores the Strawberry chocolate!

What about shipping? I don't live in Edmonton & Area

Shipping will be assessed once we package up your items.
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