Thank you for visiting! UGLY Chocolates began in my home kitchen several years ago while my 2 kids were just little guys. I learned how to hand temper chocolate, shape them using molds, and came up with about 50 or so filling ideas. Since I was using real chocolate, the cost was more than I could afford to replenish, so I decided to sell them to friends and family since they tasted pretty good, despite being so darned ugly... My friends expanded to their friends and soon there was a demand for more ugly chocolates. Thus, the name was born - UGLY Chocolates.
Even from the beginning, I was passionate about using local ingredients and eco- friendly packaging. We have so many amazing people in our area producing some great produce and products.
I began selling my chocolates at the local Uptown Umbrella Market and over my Facebook page. The summer of 2018 I entered one bonbon flavor, Sweet Potato Crunch, in a state-wide contest and won my category for food and drink. I joke that you enter a contest thinking, "What the heck!?" and not expecting to win and then have to change EVERYTHING!
The award was the push we needed to take UGLY Chocolates from a hobby business to a steady, small business. I still operate out of my home, I'm still a long way from any sort of brick & mortar, I still have to take days off for sick kids and for catching up on laundry, but I'm here to stay making quality candies for you. I hope you love them!