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We are excited to bring Fine Chocolates to Downtown Long Beach, shipping to family & friends, and a unique Chocolate Tasting Room!
We are excited to bring Fine Chocolates to Downtown Long Beach, shipping to family & friends, and a unique Chocolate Tasting Room!
143 backers pledged $21,665 to help bring this project to life.

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Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Studying with the world's best Master Chocolatiers, I set out to fly myself directly to Belgium and immerse myself in fine chocolate and the profession.

Pop-Up Shop, East Village Long Beach
Pop-Up Shop, East Village Long Beach

We organize numerous pop-ups to share our creations and to share our vision for opening our own brick & mortar shop soon!

Preparing for Valentine's Day Orders
Preparing for Valentine's Day Orders

 I love making custom creations for our customers!  The new shop will allow us to create a chocolate laboratory, and expand our repertoire of chocolate treats.

Piping Ganache
Piping Ganache

 We have partnered with more than 20+ retailers, restaurants, and hotels to wholesale our chocolate bonbons and bars.  The shop will allow us to complete larger orders and partner with more wholesale partners.

Pop-Up Shop Downtown Long Beach
Pop-Up Shop Downtown Long Beach

 Your support will allow us to continue our gift boxes and gift sets, and improve our online store so we can ship to chocolate lovers in various regions!

Chocolate Demonstration and Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party
Chocolate Demonstration and Wine & Chocolate Pairing Party

 Your support will allow us to create a Chocolate Tasting Room - a unique space for tasting new origins of chocolate, hosting Chocolate Making Workshops for Kids, Wine & Chocolate Pairing events, and more!  We are excited to create this unique space!

Let's Build a Chocolate Shop Together.
Let's Build a Chocolate Shop Together.

 

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

 

You Deserve Chocolate.
You Deserve Chocolate.

 

Risks and challenges

Every challenging situation presents an opportunity for us to think resourcefully and with optimism. Some risks to consider are:
- Timeline of City Permitting
- Timeline for contractor build-out
- Need for increased staffing, training and supervision.
- Unexpected costs in construction or equipment

We are steadfast in working through our challenges, and have built extensive support networks with local small business owners, Downtown Long Beach Associates, and the City of Long Beach.

We have vetted and interviewed high quality contractors and are confident in our final candidate. We reviewed construction costs and anticipated possible scenarios of costs that might unearth once demo and construction starts. We are actively increasing revenue and hoping this Kickstarter campaign will help to offset costs of equipment and buildout.

We developed a robust employee manual and training program to ensure consistent quality in our customer service, collaborative production of our chocolate creations, and consistency in creating memorable experiences through fine chocolate.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Gratitude Keepsake

    Infinite gratitude for supporting our project and being part of our chocolate shop story. To thank you, we want to make sure your chocolate will never melt in this custom insulated bag.

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    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
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    Emergency Chocolate Stash

    We all had moments when we needed chocolate. As a special thank you, we want to make sure you are got 2 in case of an emergency.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

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    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • 2 Emergency Chocolate Packs
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    Raising the Bar

    If you love chocolate bars, this is the perfect sampler collection. Made in our kitchen and chocolate sourced from the farms in Honduras, we know you will enjoy.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

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    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • Chef’s Favorite Collection - 4 Single Origin chocolate bars
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    World Chocolate Tasting

    Romeo Chocolates partners with local artisans throughout the year hosting various chocolate tasting events. You will receive one ticket to a Chocolate Tasting event.

    Chocolate Tasting Events are within the Long Beach city vicinity.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

    Includes:
    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • Chef’s Favorite Collection - 4 Single Origin chocolate bars
    • VIP Sneak Preview Party
    • 1 Ticket to Chocolate Tasting Event
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    Cacao Wall of Fame

    This chocolate shop would not be possible without your support. To show our infinite gratitude, we will add your name on our Cacao Wall of Fame displayed in the shop.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

    Includes:
    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • Chef’s Favorite Collection - 4 Single Origin chocolate bars
    • VIP Sneak Preview Party
    • 1 Ticket to Chocolate Tasting Event
    • Your name on our Cacao Wall of Fame
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    Chocolate Decadence

    In addition to having your name on the Cacao Wall of Fame, you will have the opportunity to taste 24 pieces of Belgian Bonbons.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

    Includes:
    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • Chef’s Favorite Collection - 4 Single Origin chocolate bars
    • VIP Sneak Preview Party
    • 1 Ticket to Chocolate Tasting Event
    • Your name on our Cacao Wall of Fame
    • 24 Piece Belgian Bonbon Gift Set
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    Chocolatier Apprentice for A Day

    You will receive a private VIP tour of our Chocolate Shop and the opportunity to make your own chocolate bonbons in a semi-private workshop at our kitchen!

    VIP tour will be held at the chocolate shop in Long Beach, CA.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged

    Includes:
    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • VIP Sneak Preview Party
    • 1 Ticket to Chocolate Tasting Event
    • Your name on our Cacao Wall of Fame
    • 24 Piece Belgian Bonbon Gift Set
    • Private VIP Chocolate Tour & Chocolate Bonbon Workshop
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    Your Personal Chocolatier

    Romeo will be your personal Chocolatier for you and eleven of your friends. Your party will have a private room to taste the newest creations and an exclusive demonstration of how bonbons are made.

    Private Tasting Event will be held at the chocolate shop in Long Beach, CA.

    Shipping to 1 location is included. Pick up at our new location is highly encouraged.

    Includes:
    • Keepsake - Romeo Chocolates Onyx Black Insulated Tote Bag
    • VIP Sneak Preview Party
    • Your name on our Cacao Wall of Fame
    • 24 Piece Belgian Bonbon Gift Set
    • Private Chocolate Tasting Event for you and 11 friends
    • Event Gift Favors for you and your 11 friends
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Funding period

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