Preview of Makers Series 1: SOMA Chocolatemakers

Jun 09, 2017, 09:48 PM

There are so many incredible makers who are part of the emerging craft chocolate movement and bigger markets, we decided to create a series highlighting them. Our Makers Series will introduce you to chocolate makers from all over the world, crafting chocolate at origin and abroad. Join us for interactive chocolate tastings guided by each maker. Hear the stories of origins and inspiration from the very people who created the chocolate.

SOMA Chocolatemaker was founded in 2003 by David Castellan and Cynthia Leung and is based in Toronto, Canada. The company has since grown to two stores, a small chocolate factory and a network of wholesalers. SOMA says it is “propelled by the love and curiosity of all things chocolate” as the company continues to seek out great cacao and explore more ingredients. In this episode, we’ll hear about David’s start as a pastry chef back before people spoke about chocolate origins, Cynthia’s ever-creative forays into flavor—both successful and not—and the difference between a chocolate maker and a chocolatier.

Launching June 16, 2017. Please join us in tasting the Porcelana 70% bar. Learn more at

For more information on SOMA, head to their website (, and use code “slowmelt” for a 10% discount on the Porcelana 70% bar from now until October 15, 2017.

You can also purchase a bar bundle featuring all nine bars for the entire Makers Series at (use code “slowmelt” for a 15% discount).