Hummingbird Chocolate Makers

Photography By Amy Zambonin | May 04, 2018
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Hummingbird is one of a handful of Canadian artisans that makes chocolate directly from cocoa beans. It takes a week of effort and a month of aging to make a single bar. Come see and taste the difference.

In 2012 Drew and Erica Gilmore married their love of chocolate with their experience working with farmers in developing countries to start Hummingbird Chocolate, a small-batch, bean-to-bar chocolate-making company in Almonte. In their short history as chocolate makers, they have already won several international awards, including the prestigious Golden Bean for their Hispaniola Bar at the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards in the UK.

Despite the accolades, the Gilmores are not resting on their laurels. Their Almonte workshop often works overtime to meet the demand for their bars. Tours of their chocolate-making facilities will inspire you to spend a little more time in their tasting room. 

Hummingbird Chocolate Makers
9 Houston Drive
Almonte, Ontario
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