Nunu Chocolates

American Made Since 2007

Justine Pringle & Andy Laird

Brooklyn, New York
Based in Brooklyn, we started Nunu Chocolates with the belief that the world is a better place when chocolate is involved.
New York

Tell us about your business.

The term 'Nunu' is an affectionate nickname for little kids in Africa where my wife Justine spent her childhood. While on tour in 2007 (I am also a musician) we wanted to create something to sell at my shows other than your typical merchandise of concert shirts, cds, and posters. We came up with custom chocolates and after conducting some extensive trial and error (although with chocolate, even the mistakes are pretty tasty), we established a brand of artisanal chocolates all handmade in Brooklyn. Production happens right at our shop, where people can have a Frozen Hot Chocolate, latte, or glass of wine and watch us making chocolates. We use a single origin Cocoa bean derived from a Trintario and Criollo hybrid which we get from a sustainable and family run farm in eastern Colombia. We seek out the finest ingredients for our truffles and caramels, making Nunu Chocolates a totally natural and individually handmade treat.

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  • Nominations
    June 3–Aug. 29, 2014

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  • Judging
    June 23–Sept. 8, 2014

    Judges will select finalists throughout this period.

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  • Online Voting
    Sept. 15–Oct. 13, 2014

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  • Winners Announced
    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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  • American Made Event
    Nov. 7–8, 2014

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