Newfoundland Chocolate Company

The Newfoundland Chocolate Company is a chocolatier established in 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.

Newfoundland Chocolate Company
Company typePrivate
FounderBrent Smith, Christina Dove



The Newfoundland Chocolate Company began as a chocolate making operation in the basement of co-owners Brent Smith and Christina Dove's family home.[1] After selling products to local grocery stores, the couple opened its first production and retail facility in downtown St. John's in 2010.[2]

By August 2015, the company had retail locations in St John's, Newfoundland and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,[3] and also operated a seasonal café on the Signal Hill National Historic site.[4][5]

In 2019, the company opened a 10,000-square foot production and retail facility.[2]

The company announced the closing of its three Nova Scotia locations in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[6][7]



The Newfoundland Chocolate Company focuses on creating Belgian and French style chocolates, with the emphasis on a chocolate based fill, as opposed to syrup based fills like some of its major North American counterparts.[8] They use caramels, nuts and berries in their chocolates, with priority being given to as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

All products are manufactured at their head office in St John's, Newfoundland, with the exception of their fresh truffles that are made at each individual location.[9]

Awards and recognition


The Newfoundland Chocolate Company was awarded three different awards at the St John's Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards 2015; Innovation Solutions award, Leader in Growth & Sales award and The Business Excellence Award.[10] The company was also the recipient of the 2014 Atlantic Food Award [11] and have received praise and awards for their representation of Newfoundland and the restoration of a local downtown building into their head office and production facility.[12]


  1. ^ Tisdall, Nigel. "Feasting in St John's, Newfoundland". Financial Times. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "A fountain, a factory, and the Newfoundland Chocolate Company's ambitious plans for the future". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. 20 September 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  3. ^ MacEachern, Daniel (September 4, 2015). "Dartmouth gets first bite of Newfoundland Chocolate Company - Local". The Telegram. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  4. ^ "Cabot Tower to be temporarily closed for repairs, maintenance - Local". The Telegram. May 27, 2015. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  5. ^ Fitzpatrick, Ashley (December 2, 2015). "How sweet it is - Business". The Telegram. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  6. ^ "Newfoundland Chocolate Co. closing N.S. stores due to impact of pandemic". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 May 2020. Retrieved 14 September 2022.
  7. ^ Nichols, Trevor (2020-05-28). "Newfoundland Chocolate Company Closes Halifax Area Stores". Huddle.Today. Retrieved 2022-09-28.
  8. ^ Wells, Karl (February 13, 2010). "Valentine's most delicious - Business". The Telegram. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  9. ^ "TV1". Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  10. ^ "Newfoundland Chocolate Company takes top business awards - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News". 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  11. ^ MacEachern, Daniel (August 14, 2012). "Newfoundland Chocolate Company one of three finalists for Atlantic food award". The Telegram. Retrieved 2016-03-10.
  12. ^ "Newfoundland Chocolate Co. receives Golden Broom Award". The Telegram. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2016-03-10.