Eat & Drink

Chocolate Artisan



Address
The Rocks Centre
Cnr Playfair Street and Argyle Street
The Rocks
Opening Hours

10am - 5pm, Tues - Sun

Map, showing Chocolate Artisan

Craving chocolate? Treat yourself at one of Sydney’s best chocolatiers, Chocolate Artisan, by Jessica Pedemont.

Chocolate Artisan is a small Sydney business dedicated to changing the politics and ethics of chocolate – for the good of producers, the planet and you, the chocolate lover.

By working with their sister company, social enterprise South Pacific Cacao, they support the Pacific Island communities that grow the cacao beans they craft by hand into chocolate. Provenance, fairness and authenticity are key – they take pride in using award-winning produce from small artisan growers and producers in Australia and our Pacific region.

Their ingredients – cacao, nuts, coconut, dried fruits and more – are organic wherever possible, and all their chocolate, mylks, pastes and fillings are processed from raw ingredients in their Haberfield factory. They prioritise low global food miles and both businesses run on a zero-waste ethos. They honour cacao as a nutritional superfood and repurpose the nibs and husks other chocolate makers discard, generating new income for the farmers and new taste experiences for you.

Chocolate Artisan is lead by Jessica Pedemont, who has devoted her 25-year career to working, studying, teaching and competing internationally in chocolate making and pastry. 

Keen to explore the origins of the ingredients she worked with, Jessica visited Pacific Island cacao plantations. It was an eye-opening experience, revealing the conditions farmers endure to grow and harvest cacao and their struggle to be paid fairly in a cutthroat international market. In 2018, partnering with the Solomons cacao-farming collective Makira Gold, she launched the social enterprise South Pacific Cacao, a premium bean-to bar chocolate business. In keeping with her company’s philosophy, Jessica can tell you the origin of every chocolate and cacao product she makes – even the names of the farmers.

Drop in soon and try the best chocolate you’ve ever tasted!

Chocolate Artisan is part of a series of delicious pop-ups hitting The Rock as part of the Playfair Takeover - here for a good time, but not a long time!

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