NEW – Chocolate Factory Tours

goodnow farms chocolate factory tour

Visit our chocolate factory!  Learn about how we source our beans and see each step of our chocolate making process, including roasting, grinding, pressing and molding. Tours last approximately one hour and include the factory tour as well as a tasting of cacao beans and three different bars, as well as a complimentary Signature Line bar of your choice. The tour is appropriate for all ages.  At the end of the tour you’ll also have the opportunity to visit our 225-year-old barn to purchase as much chocolate as you’d like (including our Limited Release bars). Space is very limited so…

We won fourteen 2021 Academy of Chocolate Awards!

2021 Academy of Chocolate winner badges

As a small craft chocolate maker it’s always gratifying to be recognized by the Academy of Chocolate, and this year we’re proud to have received 14 awards – more than any other craft chocolate maker in North America! About the Academy The Academy of Chocolate exists to, among other things, promote a greater awareness of fine chocolate. There’s a lot of chocolate in the world but only a very small amount is produced by makers who are dedicated to ethical sourcing, quality ingredients and fine flavor. We’re very proud to be included on their list of award winners for the…

We Won Fifteen 2021 International Chocolate Awards!

fifteen international chocolate awards

The International Chocolate Awards for the Americas region were just announced, and we’re proud to have won 16 awards, including two Gold!  We’re very proud and honored to have won more ICA awards this year than any other chocolate maker in North America. Chocolate making has been a very long journey for us, starting more than fifteen years ago.  In that time we’ve learned a lot, and overcome many challenges – making single origin chocolate is never easy.  Despite the difficulties we feel incredibly fulfilled by the work we’ve done, from working directly with amazing and inspiring small farmers, to…

We Won Twelve 2020 Academy of Chocolate Awards!

The Academy of Chocolate recently announced their 2020 Awards and we won 12 awards, including 3 gold!  They receive thousands of submissions from chocolate makers around the world and we’re very proud to receive so many honors. The Academy aims to improve the standard and knowledge of chocolate by promoting an understanding of the chocolate ingredients and the complete cacao supply chain.  They encourage transparent sourcing of cacao beans from the farms, as well as socially fair and sustainable production conditions.   For more information on the Academy please visit their website. Our 2020 winners are available on our website,…

Three 2019 ICA World Finals Winners!

We’re proud to announce three of our bars won Silver at the International Chocolate Awards World Finals!  Winners were announced at the awards ceremony in Antigua, Guatemala on November 18th and represent the best of the best from bars crafted by chocolate makers worldwide.  Our winners this year are:  Ucayali 70%, Asochivite 77% & our 100% cacao bar.

International Chocolate Awards Gold!

It’s awards season and the International Chocolate Awards just released the results of their 2019 Americas competition – we’re proud to have won seven awards including Gold for our 100% Cacao bar! Check out the full list of winners at our award winners page!      

Good Food Awards Finalists Announced

The Good Food Foundation just announced Finalists for their 2020 Good Food Awards and two of our bars are on the list!  Our Special Reserve Las Palomas and Special Reserve Lawley’s Rum bars are both Finalists in the highly competitive Chocolate Category. For the past 10 years the Good Food Awards have honored companies producing high quality, artisanal foods with an emphasis on environmental stewardship and transparency.  Submissions are carefully vetted to ensure they meet very strict criteria.  We’re honored to have won a Good Food award each year since we launched, with our Esmeraldas and Putnam Rye Whiskey bars…

We’re a Finalist for the 2019 ICA World Finals!

We’re very proud and excited to announce we’re a Finalist in the International Chocolate Awards World Finals Competition.  Each year the International Chocolate Awards holds regional competitions, and we were honored with several awards in the Americas region.  Regional winners are eligible for the World Finals, in which the best bars from around the world compete for top honors.  This year the tasting was held in Florence Italy, and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in the historic city of Antigua, Guatemala on November 18th.  Stay tuned for news!

Academy of Chocolate Gold!

The Academy Chocolate just announced their 2019 winners and we’re very proud to have won eight awards, including Gold for our Putnam Rey Whiskey bar! For a complete list of winners check out our awards page!        

We won Six sofi™ Awards and Swept the Dark Chocolate Category!

We’re thrilled to announce we won six 2019 sofi™ Awards! The Specialty Food Association’s sofi™ Awards have been honoring the best and most innovative specialty food products for 47 years. These are the most respected awards in the food industry and we not only brought home six but our bars swept the dark chocolate category! In a first for any chocolate maker we won gold, silver and bronze all in the same year! Also, in the Chocolate Candy category our Special Reserve with Putnam Rye Whiskey bar won both Silver and Best New Product – the only chocolate bar to…

2019 Good Food Award Winner

We’re very proud to announce our Special Reserve with Putnam Rye Whiskey bar is a 2019 Good Food Award Winner!  Each year the Good Food Awards recognizes the best craft foods which are also ethically and sustainably sourced and we’re proud to be among the winners.  Find out more about the Good Food Foundation on their website and you can find out more about our Whiskey bar here!    

World Final Winners

Each year the International Chocolate Awards holds competitions for each region of the world, and the winners in those regions are able to submit their bars against the best of the best in the World Finals.  We’re happy to announce that at the awards ceremony in Florence, Italy this past Saturday we had two winners – our Ucayali bar won Bronze and our Asochivite with Maple won Silver!  

Gold Winner!

We’re very proud to announce our Esmeraldas bar won Gold for Best Dark Chocolate at last week’s Northwest Chocolate Festival!  This incredible bean from the Salazar family farm in the Esmeraldas region of Ecuador is some of the most flavorful cacao we’ve ever come across.  Try the gold winner today! Many thanks to Dan O’Doherty of Cacao Services for all of the work he did to ensure this bean reached it’s full potential.  He was also the winner of the Mott Green Sustainability Award for all of his incredible contributions to fine flavor cacao.  Way to go Dan!

2019 Good Food Awards Finalists Announced

The Good Food Foundation released the list of Finalists for their 2019 Awards and two of our bars are on it!  Our Special Reserve with Putnam Rye Whiskey bar and the El Carmen with Coffee bar are full of unique flavors, and the best part is the coffee and whiskey are both sourced locally!  Putnam Rye Whiskey is made by Boston Harbor Distillery and the coffee is grown and roasted by Recreo Coffee & Roasterie in West Roxbury.  Try these great local flavors paired with our incredibly flavor single origin chocolate for yourself!  

Northwest Festival Award Winners!

The Northwest Chocolate Festival is considered the top show for chocolate in North America and one of the best shows for chocolate in the world!  We’re very excited to a announce that two of our bars, 100% Cacao and Esmeraldas 70%, have won awards!  Find our more about both of these very special bars on our About Our Chocolate page.

Winner of Three International Chocolate Awards!

Three of our bars just won International Chocolate Awards!  You can find more information about each of these origins in the “About Our Chocolate” section, and all three award-winning the bars are available in our online store! Esmeraldas Ucayali Asochivite with Maple Sugar

We won Six Academy of Chocolate Awards!

We’re very proud to announce that six of our bars just won Academy of Chocolate Awards!  The winners are: Silver Ucayali Asochivite El Carmen with Coffee Bronze Esmeraldas Almendra with Almonds Asochivite with Maple Sugar The Academy of Chocolate Awards is an international competition and this year there were a record-breaking 1200 entries from 45 countries!  We’re very excited to be among the winners of one of the world’s most prestigious chocolate competitions.  Have a taste of our award winning chocolate by ordering online today, or check out our Retail Store Locator to find a store near you!

2018 Good Food Awards Winner!

We’re excited to announce our Esmeraldas 70% bar won a Good Food Award!  We’re the only chocolate maker in New England to win a 2018 Good Food Award and we’re proud to represent our region with incredible chocolate.  Try the award winner today!

Our Asochivite 77% Bar Wins at Northwest!

We’re excited to announce that our Asochivite 77% Bar has won Silver in the “Best Dark Chocolate Bar” category at the Northwest Chocolate Festival Awards!  There were more than 200 entries in the category, and we’re proud to be recognized in this way by the largest chocolate festival in the United States.  Try it for yourself today by ordering from our Online Store!

We’re a Good Food Awards Finalist!

We’re very excited to announce that our Esmeraldas bar is a 2018 Good Food Awards Finalist! The Good Food Awards honor exceptional products in 15 categories, and this year there were over 2000 entries.  Products are judged on taste, but also must be responsibly produced.  We’re incredibly proud to be honored as Finalist! Find out more about the incredibly flavorful Esmeraldas bar in the Our Chocolate section.  Or, better yet, try some for yourself!    

Goodnow Farms On The Go!

The next time you’re passing through Logan Airport be sure to grab a Goodnow Farms bar at the GoGo Stop airport store in Terminal C!  With a focus on healthy foods, this store is on Eater Boston’s list of “Best Bets Inside Logan Airport!”

We’re Cococlectic’s Chocolate Maker of the Month!

Cococlectic is a craft bean-to-bar club that sends exquisite, hand-picked bean-to-bar chocolate to your door each month.  They’ve featured some of the country’s best craft chocolate makers, and we’re proud to be their Chocolate Maker of the Month for April!  Check out their website for more information about how to join, and to read our feature story! Goodnow Farms Chocolate