Who We Are and what we do
We, Chanel and Abigail, are the women behind Sovereign Chocolates. We have been best friends since our freshman year of high school. Our adventures in chocolate making started with a silicone mold, a double boiler, and some melting chocolate. A lot has changed since then. The more we learned about cacao and the chocolate making process, the more driven we were to begin experimenting with bean to bar chocolates. Similarly, the more we learned about the conditions of workers growing and harvesting the cacao used in most industrial chocolate, the more passionate we became about ethically sourced chocolate. It's why we're called Sovereign, because we want to support the sovereignty of cacao farmers. We believe they should be respected for their work and have control of their economic situation. We believe that workers should always be paid a fair wage and that child labor has no place in any industry, that's why we're careful about where our cacao comes from. We love what we do and we're happy that we can help grow the ethical chocolate market. We are currently a startup with the Kitchen 66 program in Tulsa, OK. We remain "counter-top chocolatiers" working with handcrafted small batch chocolate.
Chanel (left)'s favorite bar is the white chocolate with cacao nibs. Abigail (right)'s favorite bar is the classic dark chocolate.