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We are expanding our product line at Night Owl Chocolate!

Our Story

We started Night Owl Chocolate a year and a half ago, before that we had a business making chocolate truffles.  We decided after dealing with the short shelf life of preservative-free chocolate truffles that we wanted to actually make our chocolate from scratch!  We are currently the only bean to bar chocolate maker in SC.  We make dark chocolate using only Fair or Direct Trade Organic cocoa beans.  We built on a commercial kitchen so we could work from home as we raise our three young daughters.  I graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, SC in 2002 with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts training in classical french pastry, breads, cakes, and chocolate.  My husband, Dave, has studied Bean to Bar chocolate making with Ecole Chocolat.  

We are very excited about how great our first year of business has gone!  We are currently only selling in Greenville, SC but have had many request from other retailers around the country.  Our chocolate is sold locally at Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery, Kitchen Arts & Pottery, Palmetto Olive Oil Co., Upcountry Provisions Bakery & Bistro, The Greenville Beer Exchange, The Warehouse Theater, The Wild Radish, Shaw's Pharmacy, Crafted- The Beer Store, and we also supply Thomas Creek Brewery with cocoa nibs for their beer, Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA, in stores this month! We have been featured in Greenville's Town magazine, Belle Magazine, The Tribune Times, Business Black Box Magazine, The Post and Courier out of Charleston, SC, and many food blogs.  

Our Kickstarter Project

We are trying to raise funds for a tempering machine and a winnower (a winnower removes the outer shell from the inside cocoa nib), this will allow us to increase production dramatically and will make it possible for us to expand our product line!  

We will repay you with great handcrafted artisan chocolate for becoming a backer of our project!  Remember that Kickstarter is an all or nothing funding system, so if we can't reach our goal we get nothing and you get your money back. We can raise more than our goal but never less. 

Thanks for checking out our project and thanks SO much for your support!  

With Love,

Makesha 

Cocoa Nibs
Cocoa Nibs

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

The only risk for us would be production delays. One of the machines we are purchasing is made to order, so it will take a few months for us to receive it. All our rewards will be mailed in the Fall of 2013 except for the Christmas reward which will be mailed in December.

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    A Night Owl Chocolate sticker and a big thank you and much love.

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    LOCAL pick-up only! A chocolate owl made in a vintage mold found at the Swamp Rabbit Holiday Flea! This reward will be available for pick-up during October at Kitchen Arts & Pottery in downtown Greenville.

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    1 Chocolate bar, a Night Owl Chocolate Sticker and eternal love.

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    3 Chocolate bars & a Night Owl sticker shipped to your door!

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    2 packages of Chocolate bark from our new line, a Night Owl Chocolate Sticker, and undying and everlasting love.

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    6 dark chocolate bars and a Night Owl T-shirt, and the forever kind of unconditional love that really, really, really means we really love you.

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    A 2 pound block of Night Owl Chocolate! Chop, eat, share, and use in all your favorite recipes! A Night Owl T-shirt, and a Night Owl sticker, and we are starting to feel like we can't go on without you.

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    Christmas gifts for 10 of your closest friends and family! We will send them all a package of Night Owl Chocolate goodies from you in December 2013 and so much love that we will have to steal love from the other rewards.

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