1868 East Main StreetRochester , NY , 14609
Phone: 585-417-585843° 9' 36.0036" N, 77° 33' 39.7584" W
Laughing Gull Chocolates creates delicious, mouthwatering chocolate with a conscience. Our tagline is “saving the world with chocolate,” and we believe we do make the world a better place. We strive to make new connections in our community, and use chocolate as a facilitator of business education, sustainability, and responsible consumerism. We use direct trade, organic chocolate and as many locally- and ethically-sourced ingredients in our product as possible. We house other goods on our shelves, supporting the local economy and fellow small businesses. Finally, our workshops not only teach the art of chocolate but also raise awareness of the various ecological and socioeconomic aspects of it’s cultivation. This is just the beginning; with time and care, we intend to continue to build our capacity to change the world through our favorite treat- chocolate.
At our one-of-a-kind workshop, participants start with a bean and experience the ancient art of making chocolate. Sample a variety of beans from around the world (from Fiji to Ecuador to Tanzania) and taste chocolate in all forms. Learn the art of cacao as practiced throughout history and the science of making chocolate from bean to bar. Roast, winnow, grind and taste the results. Go home with your handmade raw chocolate product and a new appreciation for all things cacao.