DiegosChocolate

Bringing Jobs, Smiles, and Chocolate to the World

Asbury Park, New Jersey | 391 Sales

DiegosChocolate

Bringing Jobs, Smiles, and Chocolate to the World

Asbury Park, New Jersey 391 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(40)

Announcement   Sea Salt and Puro flavors are currently on back order. Contact us to set up a reserved listing for you and secure your handmade dark chocolate!

Our segment just aired on HouseSmarts TV with Lou Manfredini for the second time nationwide.

We will refund shipping for any orders over $100.

Summer SHIPPING notes: All chocolates ship from NJ with insulation and frozen gel packs. Most orders will only go out Mon-Wed to avoid damange to chocolate over weekends. Please CONTACT US if you need fast shipping. We can arrange anything.

Join Diego's Chocolate for Fuego Volcano Victims Initiative!

On June 3, the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala erupted violently, burying towns and villages. To lift survivors' spirits and fill their bellies, Diego's Chocolate has given hundreds of bars of chocolate to displaced families currently living in shelters. Until the victims can be resettled, Diego's Chocolate has decided to donate a bar of chocolate to these survivors for every bar sold. Your order has been added to our donation. Thank you for your continued support of our initiative!

All orders ship USPS Priority Flat Rate with 1-3 Days to all of USA

Flavors in stock: Cardamom, Spicy, Cinnamon

Read about us in the Financial Times:
https://www.ft.com/content/baf0ec3c-5d8b-11e6-bb77-a121aa8abd95

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 10, 2018

Sea Salt and Puro flavors are currently on back order. Contact us to set up a reserved listing for you and secure your handmade dark chocolate!

Our segment just aired on HouseSmarts TV with Lou Manfredini for the second time nationwide.

We will refund shipping for any orders over $100.

Summer SHIPPING notes: All chocolates ship from NJ with insulation and frozen gel packs. Most orders will only go out Mon-Wed to avoid damange to chocolate over weekends. Please CONTACT US if you need fast shipping. We can arrange anything.

Join Diego's Chocolate for Fuego Volcano Victims Initiative!

On June 3, the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala erupted violently, burying towns and villages. To lift survivors' spirits and fill their bellies, Diego's Chocolate has given hundreds of bars of chocolate to displaced families currently living in shelters. Until the victims can be resettled, Diego's Chocolate has decided to donate a bar of chocolate to these survivors for every bar sold. Your order has been added to our donation. Thank you for your continued support of our initiative!

All orders ship USPS Priority Flat Rate with 1-3 Days to all of USA

Flavors in stock: Cardamom, Spicy, Cinnamon

Read about us in the Financial Times:
https://www.ft.com/content/baf0ec3c-5d8b-11e6-bb77-a121aa8abd95

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About

The Story of Diego's Chocolate

Here's a video of Diego talking about his chocolate and the social mission behind his company:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnODimrs0Jc

Chocolate is a part of my culture. My family is from the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala, amidst the beautiful volcanoes in the Western Highlands. The Mayan people we are descended from were the first ones to integrate chocolate into their diets, and many families still prepare hot chocolate in the traditional way on special occasions.

My grandmother taught me how to roast the cacao beans over a wood fire and grind them into an intense chocolate product. It wasn't until after years of preparing drinking chocolate that it occurred to me that this base could be adapted for eating chocolate, too! I experimented with various ingredients, amounts, and preparations until I came upon the simplest, most natural, most ecological, and--most importantly!--tastiest way to prepare chocolate bars using traditional Mayan techniques in small batches.

Chocolate-making is now my full-time job, as well as the jobs of many of my family and neighbors. I've carefully sourced all of my chocolate beans from small-scale growers in Guatemala who do not use pesticides or unfair labor practices. In fact, I use almost exclusively ingredients from Guatemala, and my chocolate is one of the only chocolate products in the world to be produced in the same country where the cacao beans are grown. Visitors to Guatemala know my chocolate well, as it's sold in most well-trod destinations. But now, for the first time ever, Diego's Chocolate is available outside of my home country!

I hope you enjoy my chocolate, which is a truly unique experience, influenced by my personal history, location, and culture.

We are happy to be working with GlobeWright, an organization that works with ADMAT women weavers' cooperative, also at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. You can check that shop out at www.etsy.com/shop/mayanweavers.

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Shop members

  • Diego

    Owner

    I started my this business because of my love for the cacao bean and a desire to create more jobs in my village. While I help in all aspects of production, I do all the cooking of the beans and mixing of the flavors to make sure each bar is perfect.

  • Julio

    Chocolate Preparation

    I am Diego's oldest son and help with all aspects of chocolate making, though I specialize in the preparation of each bar and quality control. I'm also provide comic relief for the group with my many jokes :)

  • Josefa

    Packaging

    I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of each bar.

  • Pablo

    Chocolate Preparation

    A long-time friend of Diego's family, I help with many parts of the process though my speciality is in the preparation of each bar to ensure consistency and quality.

  • Julia

    Packaging

    I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of each bar.

  • Angelica

    Packaging

    I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of each bar.

  • Karina

    Packaging

    I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of each bar.

  • Carlos

    Packaging

    I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of every bar.

  • Pablo

    Packaging

    I am another son of Diego's. I help with the hand-coloring of each label and also the wrapping/packaging of each bar.

  • Nicholas

    Photography, Shipping, Chocolate Making

    I assist with the chocolate making, packaging, and distribution. I also maintain the online presence of Diego's Chocolate.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 9, 2015
We aim to provide a unique chocolate experience--a chocolate bar made in the traditional Guatemalan style, using beans from the same country where the bar is produced. This geographic proximity means we can deliver the freshest chocolate possible, the beans having traveled only a few hours instead of across oceans. We think our chocolate has the most intense cacao flavor, and it's about the closest you can get to the cacao bean itself--all of our bars are made with the whole, fire-roasted beans, along with lots of love and care. We hope you enjoy it, too!

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
Generally, we do not permit refunds for our products. However, if there is any problem with your shipment, please contact us before leaving a review to allow us to work out a solution!
Payment
We accept cancellations within 24 hours of order placement.
Shipping
All our chocolates are made in Guatemala, but they ship to you from the USA. That way, you don't have to wait too long for your chocolate!

We ship to the US via USPS First Class (with tracking numbers, of course!). If you order a 5 or 6-bar set of any flavor, we will mail USPS Priority. Because we know how hard it is to wait for chocolate, our processing time is 1-3 business days.

Please convo us for shipping information outside the US!
Additional policies and FAQs
Because our chocolate is made with whole beans and without complex tempering, preservatives or emulsifiers, we are able to achieve a soft, ganache-like texture unlike any other chocolate bar. However, this also means our chocolate should be eaten fresh--it's best stored at room temperature in an air-tight container, and eaten within three months of purchase; it's still quite good six months in. After that, you will notice that the bar starts to harden. But really, the chances of your chocolate remaining uneaten that long are slim-to-none!