Fine Chocolate Industry Association 

FCIA kicked off a year-long 10-year anniversary celebration
in San Francisco at Elevate Chocolate - Winter 2017 on January 21st.
Details coming soon!


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FCIA in the News

Check out articles that mention FCIA or where FCIA contributed . . .


Linking fine flavor characteristics to genotype

The best tasting chocolates in the world are poised for extinction. As growers continue to remove or replace fine flavor cacao trees with less flavorful, high-yield, disease-resistant cacao hybrids and clones, a world of ordinary flavor dominates the chocolate universe. Connecting genetics to flavor offers an important new way to protect and preserve the finest flavors for future generations. Alas, no genetic initiative has ever focused on flavor first. Until now. Read more.....


Supporting Partners

Check out our new Supporting Partners page listing events, activities,
educational offerings and more of value to you.


FCIA Member Happenings
FCIA Members - got some news?  Let us know and we'll help spread the word.

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San Francisco International Chocolat Salon
11th Anniversary Event March 18, 2017

Chocolate aficionados, fanatics, lovers and addicts can taste & experience the finest in artisan,
gourmet & premium chocolate in one of the world’s great culinary metropolitan areas.
The Original and Premier Artisan Chocolate Show on the West Coast takes place at the
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon. Early
 bird tickets available now. 

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Lake Champlain Chocolates Debuts Four New Organic Bars at
2016 Winter Fancy Food Show, Booth #765

Find out about Lake Champlain's 4 new bars here.

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This article may be of interest to FCIA Members

Cocoa Farmer Organizations Merge in Push for Sustainability
from Confectionery News

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FCIA Members Featured in Los Angeles Magazine

Please read the article here

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Thirty-Seven Chocolates featured in

Edible Philly

FCIA member, Estelle Tracy, writes about her foray into the world
of American craft chocolate. Looking for a purpose and a need to feel accomplished,
Estelle decided to sample 37 chocolate bars in the months leading up to her 37th birthday.
Estelle discovered chocolate made by fellow FCIA members: Dandelion Chocolate,
Guittard, Letterpress Chocolate, Scharffen Berger and Tcho.
Read about her journey featured in Edible Philly.

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Voila Chocolat Announces Opening of New
Pop-Up Chocolate Shop

Please visit the Viola Chocolat website

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Guittard Chocolate Company’s Thalia A. Hohenthal
Inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame in 2016

FCIA is proud to share this good news about one of our valued members.  Read more.

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Red, White & Chocolate Road Trip

FCIA Executive Director, Karen Bryant,  completed a 2-month cross-country personal road trip exploring the people, companies and dynamics shaping the US chocolate experience.

Blog posts chronicling this adventure can be viewed at
Learn more about 
Red, White & Chocolate


The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is the only organization focused 100% on supporting fine chocolate professionals. We promote the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. We believe in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices.

Who is eligible to become an FCIA member?

FCIA membership includes professionals involved in chocolate from blossom to bonbon and bar: growers/producers, chocolatiers, chocolate makers, pastry chefs, chocolate manufacturers, marketers, writers, educators and specialty retailers.

If you are a professional in the fine chocolate industry or focused on supporting the fine chocolate niche of this industry - and agree with our Vision & Mission, we invite you to consider membership.  There's a level to fit everyone.

"Our membership in the FCIA has produced much greater ROI than we anticipated. Meeting and consulting with other members of the artisan chocolate community plus key vendors allows us to keep on top of where the industry is heading, and in turn, provide a better overall product for our customers."
Chris & Darcie Farro, The Art of Chocolat
Become an FCIA Member

We celebrate our members and the fine products they create.

Our members include:

  • Chocolatiers crafting bonbons and bars from fine quality chocolate.
  • Growers that are pushing the boundaries with fine flavor cacao using innovative farming, fermenting and drying techniques.
  • Suppliers supporting the production of fine quality products.
  • Chocolate makers who are using a combination of dedicated craftsmanship and scientific know-how to turn dried cocoa beans into fine chocolate.

Each is passionate about fine chocolate. Each has a role in offering fine chocolate products so that you can savor them passionately.

We hope you will discover a new chocolate experience, and enjoy some fine chocolate every day!

Candy Industry  
Casa Luker
 Chef Rubber

Cocoa Town

Dessert Professional

Diamond Custome Machines


ECOM Trading





Manufacturing Confectioner


Oro Maya

Perfect Puree

Savage Bros

TCF Sales




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For membership inquiries: Jennifer Wicks / 1.406.370.8606 / Email Jennifer
For San Francisco Event inquiries: Dan Kaplan / 1.603.491.5716 / Email Dan
Executive Director: Karen Bryant / 1.206.577.9983 / Email Karen

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