FCIA launches Make Mine Fine chocolate marketplace
Website designed to boost sales during COVID-19 pandemic, educate on fine chocolate.
More than 50 companies are listed on the website by location, so consumers can easily find local shops with delivery or curbside services.
“Make Mine Fine helps our specialty chocolate members who are financially struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Bill Guyton, FCIA Executive Director. “By purchasing from these companies, chocolate lovers are helping support small chocolate businesses and the farmers who depend on cacao for their livelihoods.”
Many of the Make Mine Fine company websites also provide information on how their chocolate is made and sourced, creating a learning opportunity for families and individuals staying at home during the coronavirus pandemic. New companies are continually being added to the site, along with other educational content about fine chocolate and cacao.
Make Mine Fine companies also provide special discounts on their products. Consumers are encouraged to browse and find deals, while enjoying the array of chocolate products offered.
“This site was designed with the chocolate lover in mind and to help our company members with online sales,” said Brad Kintzer, FCIA board president and chief chocolate maker at TCHO Chocolate.
Companies wishing to join the platform receive this as a benefit for being a member of FCIA. To register for membership, please visit finechocolateindustry.org.