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indi chocolate opened in Pike Place Market in a small retail location that is tucked away and hard to find. In the store we roast our beans and sell our one of a kind cacao based products, including our 72% dark chocolate. Our goal was to make chocolate in Pike Place Market, but in our current location we do not have enough power, space or water access to do the whole chocolate making process fully in Pike Place Market. indi chocolate has ben asked to be apart of  the new Market Front expansion with the first bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the Market. 

Pike Place New Market Front
Pike Place New Market Front

We have built a wonderful community in Pike Place Market, people who come from all over the world to visit us. We have Mixology classes and Chocolate Classes after hours in our space and can barely fit everyone inside. We are building our chocolate factory in Pike Place Market, because we want to encourage a community of conscious consumers, people interested in learning about how chocolate is made, where chocolate is coming from and how chocolate becomes a lifestyle. 

Mixology class at indi chocolate
Mixology class at indi chocolate

 

Molé Rolls
Molé Rolls

In our new space we will have a factory where you can watch your chocolate being made, starting out from roasting the cacao beans all the way to the finished chocolate bar. We will have a cafe, where you can come and order chocolate drinks, coffee, tea and many exciting indi chocolate treats. We will also have a classroom where we offer lots of fun classes, like; Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making at Home. 

indi chocolate chai tea
indi chocolate chai tea

Transparency is a huge part of our mission, we want you and your family and friends to be able to come and see where and how your chocolate is being made. 

Transparency starts with the beans we source. We work directly with farmers from around the world to make sure that the cacao we use is being produced ethically and has a unique and interesting flavor profile. 

direct trade with farmers
direct trade with farmers

 

We want to include you in the chocolate making process, to create a place where you can ask questions and share stories. We want you to explore and try new things, to become part of our growing community. We want to learn together in the chocolate making journey! 

indi chocolate factory
indi chocolate factory

indi chocolate is a small business with a big vision. We want to teach and educate people, we want to be a place where people can come and learn and teach others. We need your help to create our chocolate factory so that our community can grow. The costs to open this factory are well over 25,000, if you pledge you will be helping us directly with the cost of the build out. You will be funding the glass walls in our factory. These walls represent our mission of transparency.

indi chocolate glass walls
indi chocolate glass walls

We have some really fun prizes for you, we are especially excited for the soft launch of our new chocolate factory and hope you can make it! 

Check out our prizes and see how you can support us as well as get a great gift in return. 

indi chocolate T-Shirt
indi chocolate T-Shirt
 
indi chocolate lotions
indi chocolate lotions

 

spice rub set
spice rub set

 

Risks and challenges

We are so excited to be moving into the new Market Front, we will have so much more space than we had before, but we still have to carefully design our plans to fit an entire chocolate making factory, cafe, retail, classroom and seating into one place. Fitting all of our specialized equipment and working under very specific regulations we have spent a lot of time, energy and money already tightening up the layout of our new factory.

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    Drinking Chocolate

    Be the first to try our single origin drinking chocolate in the new space. This will get you one drink at the indi chocolate factory.

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    Thank You!

    Thank you for supporting us! We will send you a handwritten thank you note and a sticker with our logo.

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    Two Single Origin Chocolate Bars

    Choose any of our single origin chocolate bars and we will have it shipped in time for Christmas!

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    indi chocolate T-Shirt

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    Chocolate Chai Time

    1 bag of chocolate chai tea, 1 chocolate chai lip balm and 1 8 oz chocolate chai lotion

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    Spice Rub Set

    Get all 6 of our spice rubs, including our brand new Masala and Jerk rub.

    Also included Molé, Barbecue, Jalepeño, Pacific

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    Make Chocolate Bitters at Home

    Be the first to get our Bitters Kit so you can make your own chocolate bitters at home, infusing your favorite spirit.

    Choose the Chocolate Mint Bitters Kit or Chocolate Chai Bitters Kit

    This prize comes with a special video tutorial on how to use them, led by a professional mixologist.

    *Choose no shipping option if you want to pick up at indi chocolate

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    indi chocolate soft opening party

    One ticket to come celebrate with us in our new home. Appetizers and drinks will be served and we will give you the first tour of the bean to bar chocolate factory.

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    Exclusive New Spice Rubs

    We will send you our two new amazing spice rubs and an exclusive video on how to use them.

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    Three Part indi chocolate Tutorial

    -Learn how to make mixed drinks from cacao infused alcohol from a professional Mixologist.
    -Learn how to cook with Spice Rubs with Becca from indi chocolate
    -Get an exclusive Palate Training and Chocolate Tasting lesson with Barbie Van Horn from Finding Fine Chocolate

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    indi chocolate soft opening party

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    Learn how to Make Chocolate at Home

    A two part video tutorial on how to make chocolate at home using The Chocolate Refiner, led by Erin Andrews, founder of indi chocolate. We will cover roasting, refining and tempering chocolate.

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    indi chocolate spa pack

    All four of the indi chocolate 8 oz body lotions, including our brand new scents: Chocolate Rose, Chocolate Chai, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Orange

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    Deluxe Package

    All 6 of our spice rubs: Molé, Barbecue, Masala, Jalapeño, Pacific, Jerk
    All four of our lotions: Mint, Rose, Chai, Orange
    Lip balms: Chai, Orange and Mint

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    Holiday Gift Box

    Create a gift box of $250 worth of product to be shipped to you or a loved one by Christmas! FREE shipping within the USA

    we will give you options on scents of lotions, lip balms, spice rubs, and origins of chocolate so it is very customizable.

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    Pop up dinner at indi chocolate

    Dinner for two at indi chocolate in the New Market Front hosted by a professional Chef. A bottle of wine and a 3 course menu tailored to your liking, using indi chocolate ingredients and other local ingredients found at the Pike Place Market.

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    Make Chocolate at Home

    This package includes The Chocolate Refiner, a one hour video tutorial on how to make chocolate at home led by Erin Andrews, founder of indi chocolate, all the ingredients to make your first batch of chocolate and an indi chocolate T-Shirt.

    Shipping not included internationally and depends on location, contact us for a quote.

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    Chocolate Making Class on the Beach

    Come to Seabrook WA for the weekend and learn how to make chocolate with personalized instructions. Course includes chocolate tasting, chocolate making using the Chocolate Refiner, lodging and meals.

    *Add $250 you get to take home The Chocolate Refiner

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    indi chocolate for a night

    You get access to the indi chocolate space after hours in the New Market Front for an evening to host an event of your choice.

    ** schedule your event 2 months in advance and event must be approved by indi chocolate beforehand. Contact us to discuss size of group and facility terms.

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    Make the First Chocolate Bar Ever!

    Make and keep the first bar of chocolate ever made at indi chocolate. We will give you a private tour of our factory, teach you about how chocolate is made and then you get to make the very first chocolate bar to take home and keep.

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    Tree to Bar in Belize

    Spend a week in Belize. Learn about where chocolate grows and how to make chocolate. The trip will be led by Erin Andrews, founder of indi chocolate. This package does not include airfare. It does include food, lodging and transportation and training within Belize. Check out the package for 2 people below.

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    Tree to Bar in Belize for two

    Spend a week trip in Belize. Learn about where chocolate grows and how to make chocolate led by Erin Andrews, founder of indi chocolate. This does not include airfare. It does include food, lodging, training and transportation within Belize.

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Funding period

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