The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is pleased to announce the launch of Make Mine Fine (https://www.makeminefine.com), an online marketplace featuring specialty chocolates from the USA and abroad. Over fifty 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. By purchasing from these companies, chocolate lovers are helping support small chocolate businesses and the farmers who depend on cacao for their livelihoods,” said Bill Guyton, FCIA Executive Director.
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.
Consumers are encouraged to browse and 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,” stated 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: https://www.finechocolateindustry.org/joinus
ABOUT THE FINE CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (FCIA)
FCIA is a non-profit organization that promotes fine chocolate making practices and innovation. It is the only organization focused 100% on supporting fine chocolate professionals representing over 350 members. The association promotes the artistry and craftsmanship of the chocolate professional focused on producing superior products made from premium chocolate and natural ingredients. FCIA believes in using best practices in cacao processing and chocolate production; and transparent labeling and marketing practices. For more information on FCIA, please visit: https://www.finechocolateindustry.org.