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14 July 2014
Our factory tour was named one of the "5 best Seattle food favorites for out-of-town guests" by The Seattle Times! Read more here.
25 June 2014
We won "Most Creative Favors" for Seattle Bride Magazine's Best of 2014! See all the winners here.
13 June 2014
We teamed up with local restaurants Tilth, Agrodolce, Golden Beetle, and Revel to sell raffle tickets for a prize basket to benefit Oso landslide relief.  Read more here.
13 June 2014
Seattle Weekly features Theo and our partnership with the Eastern Congo Initiative.  Read the article here.
13 June 2014
Seattle Bride featured our Customizable Celebration Bars! Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
Ben Affleck stopped by Live with Kelly and Kelly and Michael to talk about our partnership with the Eastern Congo Initiative and our new Coffee and Cream bar! Watch the interview here.
13 June 2014
Ben Affleck testified before senate representing Eastern Congo Initiative and shared the story of Theo's work in the Congo. Read his full testimony here.
13 June 2014
Shecky's included our My Cherry Baby 45% Milk Chocolate bar on their list of "12 Valentine's Day Sweets and Treats." See the list here.
13 June 2014
Garden Variety included Theo Chocolate on their list of "Healthier, Earth-Friendly Valentine's Day Chocolates." Read about it here.
13 June 2014
Seattle Met included our Valentine's Day collection as part of "7 Sure-Thing Last-Minute Gift Stops for Valentine's Day." Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
The Daily Meal picked included our Beer Pairing Kit on their "Valentine's Day Drink Gift Guide for Guys." Click here to see the list.  
13 June 2014
POPSUGAR picked our new Ginger 70% Dark Chocolate bar as one of "7 Chocolate Trends to Tast in 2014." Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
Epicurious picked our My Cherry Baby 45% Milk Chocolate bar as one of "7 Last-Minute Mail-Order Seductions" for Valentine's Day. Read more here.
13 June 2014
Epicurious named Theo Chocolate as one of the "10 Awesome All-American Mail-Order Chocolate Gifts." Read about it here.
13 June 2014
Our Cinnamon Love Cruch 70% Dark Chocolate bar was listed as one of Redbook's "9 Sweet Treats That Will Make Your Valentine's Day." See the list here.
13 June 2014
Our My Cherry Baby 45% Milk Chocolate bar was picked as one of RealSimple.com's "6 Sweet Treats for Your Valentine." See it here.
13 June 2014
Our Hot and Spicy Gift Collection was included in Seventeen's "14 Non-Lame Valentine's Gifts to Give Your Guy." Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
Warm 106.9 included Theo on their list of best and most creative chocolate in Seattle. See the list here.
13 June 2014
We're pushing industry boundaries by supporting cacao farmers through sustainable sourcing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read about it here.
13 June 2014
The mayors of Seattle and San Francisco have placed bets of ice cream and chocolate on Sunday's Seahawks-49ers playoff football game. Read about it here.
13 June 2014
Refinery29 included our Holiday bars on their "Foodie Gift Guide for your Gourmand." Read about it here.
13 June 2014
Nylon.com named our Chipotle Spice Drinking Chocolate one the most delicious hot cocoas. Do National Hot Chocolate Day right! Check it out here.
13 June 2014
FOX Business listed our 12-piece Confection Box as one of their "Top-Rated Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite Foodie." Read more here.
13 June 2014
Good Houskeeping included our Holiday bars as one of their "Great Gifts for Under $10" for holiday shopping.Read more here.
13 June 2014
Yum Sugar reviews our 45% Milk Chocolate Coconut Mint Holiday bar. Read the review here.
13 June 2014
We are expanding distribution into Canada’s British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan provinces.Read about it here.
13 June 2014
We opened up a "pop-up" shop at Bellevue Square November 15 through December 24! Details can be found here.
13 June 2014
Theo Chocolate Founder and CEO Joe Whinney and Whitney Williams write about how to foster economic development for farmers in Congo through the chocolate trade. Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
Our 45% Milk Chocolate Coconut Curry Fantasy Bar was named one of Oprah.com's "7 New Chocolate Bars We're Crazy About." Read about it here.
13 June 2014
Our 70% Dark Peppermint Stick Holiday bar was featured on Outside Magazine's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.  Click here to read more.
13 June 2014
Our Artisan Caramel Collection was featured in ELLE Decor's "A Sophisticated Holiday Party Spread: Delivered." Click here to read more.    
25 June 2013
Our limited edition 1oz bars win third place in The Dieline's "Top 25 Chocolate Bar Packages." Click here for more info.
03 June 2013
Cosmo.com features the Big Daddy in their Father's Day Gift Guide! Click here to read more.
22 May 2013
Country Living features our Scotch 4pc box in their "Dapper Father's Day Gift Guide." Click here to read more.
22 May 2013
Parade.com includes Theo in its list of "4 Chocolate Bars You Need to Know About." Click here to read more.
14 May 2013
Redbook featured Theo’s Scotch Box in their Father’s Day gift guide. Check out their recommendations here http://bit.ly/15JVtY0
15 April 2013
The Seattle times talks about our expansion and interviews our founders about Fair Trade chocolate. To read the article, please click here.   PHOTOS BY MIKE SIEGEL / THE SEATTLE TIMES    
03 April 2013
How a ‘Top Chef’-er packs for eating on the road "
“I adore Theo Chocolate. We worked with the company on Top Chef: Seattle and I quickly became addicted." - Gail Simmons. Read more at http://bit.ly/Z20dzH
13 February 2013
Seattle's Theo Chocolate teams with ben Affleck group to help Congolese farmers "Question: What connects Ben Affleck and 340 tons of Congolese cocoa beans with Seattle? Answer: Theo Chocolate and its two newest products." Click here to read the article.  
18 December 2012
Lynne Vea, PCC Cooks Instructor, recommends Theo chocolate for her Dark Chocolate Fondue recipe. Watch the video here.
18 December 2012
  Seattle Met's Nosh Pit lists Theo+FareStart's Mirepoix Caramel Collection on their Sweet, Savory, Salty Gift Guide. Read the guide here.
18 December 2012
Eric Liu sits down with Theo founder, Joe Whinney, on Seattle Voices. Watch the video here.
14 December 2012
Our founder Joe contributed to a panel on how businesses & NGO's can work together for greater collective impact. “We want you to buy our chocolate because you love it – because it’s high quality, it tastes better, and you value how it is made,” Whinney said. “Not because you think the sky is going to fall if you don’t buy it. Consumer education is critical.” Read the article here.
14 December 2012
Theo Congo bars may be the key to economic stability in the DRC. Read the article here.
14 December 2012
Triplepundit.com covers the Theo + ECI collaboration. Read the article here.
11 December 2012
Check out our very own Deb Music at the judges table on episode 5 of Top Chef: Seattle. Read about the episode and see a photo of the dish featuring our Coconut Curry Bar here: www.bravotv.com
04 December 2012
  CBS Sunday Morning covers Theo, ECI and our work in the Congo! Click here to see the video http://cbsn.ws/QzQmBL
12 November 2012
Click images below to read the articles from letsbefairblog.com.    
09 November 2012
"The Scotch Box is the perfect gift for the hairy-chested manly man on your list. Theo has taken four different single malt scotches and paired them with their handmade chocolate. Throw in a smoking jacket and pipe, and your man is set." Read the whole review at unexpected.org.
09 November 2012
"At Theo’s, the team has cooked up a super cool collection for the holidays sure to melt the hardest heart. It’s called Mirepoix and it’s a collaboration between Theo’s chocolatiers and students from FareStart, the wildly successful program that provides job training for the homeless." Click here to read more at seattlemag.com
07 November 2012
Theo Chocolate's new mirepoix caramel collection, developed in conjunction with FareStart students (all of whom become closely acquainted with the fundamental vegetable mixture during their first culinary lessons), features four confections variously flavored with onions, carrots, celery and fennel seed. But if those ingredients strike traditionalists as screwy, Theo's chocolatiers point out that roasting, caramelizing and candying can help herbal and vegetal flavors harmonize with cocoa and cream. Click here to read more at Seattle Weekly.
25 October 2012
Many know the old clichés the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – and there are lots of women who suffer from serious cravings for chocolate. So, while riding a wave of success for the recently released Argo, which he wrote, directed and stars in, Ben Affleck looks like he has another win with the Theo Congo Bars Click to read more.
25 October 2012
Alignyo features Theo as one of the "Pre-Holiday Perks" discovered at the Yoga Journal Estes Park Conference. Read the article here.
23 October 2012
Theo Chocolate was approached by the Next Fifty campaign to be its official chocolate. The campaign revolved around the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair and the physical legacy it left on the city in the form of the Seattle Center and the iconic Space Needle. These limited edition labels feature original... read more here.
19 October 2012
Departures.com lists Theo in its Top American Chocolate Tours. Departures.com
10 October 2012
The Academy Award-winning actor is using his latest press junket to spread the word about the Eastern Congo Initiative and a new chocolate bar from our own Theo. Read the article here.
09 October 2012
On CBS This Morning, Ben Affleck shares his perspective on the Democratic Republic of Congo and also Theo Congo chocolate bars! The piece profiles our work sourcing cocoa beans in partnership with the organization he founded, Eastern Congo Initiative. Watch the clip here.
08 October 2012
Ben Affleck shares Theo Congo bars with George Stephanopolous on Good Morning America. Watch the video here.
03 October 2012
Jay Leno tries our Congo Vanilla Nib bar!
27 September 2012
  Ben Affleck shared our Congo Vanilla Nib bar and more about his work with Eastern Congo Initiative. See the video here.
13 September 2012
"Theo limited edition line features rotating seasonal products. Every chocolate bar is handcrafted by a small team of chocolatiers. The bars are hand deposited and hand wrapped in paper made from 100% post-consumer waste." www.thedieline.com   You can also read more about these bars at the websites below! Trend Hunter The Design Ark
07 September 2012
"For most of us, saving the world might seem like a Herculean undertaking, but for Theo, it’s just a way of doing business, ethically."   http://isabellafellini.com/2012/08/29/just-another-day-for-theo/
20 August 2012
The Seattle Times inlists Erin Holzer, Theo Chocolate Maker and Engineer, to be featured in their Cool Jobs section. Read more here.
12 July 2012
"You don’t necessarily need an excuse to eat chocolate, but this organic bar from the gourmet chocolatiers at Theo offers plenty for cyclists with a craving." http://www.bicycling.com/gearfinderproductdetail?gfid=63120
31 May 2012
Theo Chocolate is partnering with the Pacific Science Center and "will host tours of its Fremont factory on June 4, 5 and 6, focused on 'the science of chocolate.' Those who take the tour will get to taste chocolate at various stages of production and have one-on-one chats with the scientists who create the company’s rich treats — people like product development manager Andy Morotti and chief scientist Dr. Andy McShea."  http://www.bizjournals.com/seattle/news/2012/06/01/science-fest-shows-sweet-side-of-job.html
01 May 2012
Our VP, Debra Music, was featured in the Huffington Post series Food Informants.  If you've ever wondered what it's like to be an executive at a chocolate company?  Check out the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/food-informants-theo-chocolate_n_1459068.html
03 April 2012
"World Bicycle is proud to partner with Theo Chocolate, the first organic, fair trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory in the United States. The delicious Theo World Bicycle Relief 70% Sea Salt Dark Chocolate bar tells the chocolate-wrapped story of World Bicycle Relief. In addition, a portion of all sales will be donated to World Bicycle Relief... (see inside of wrapper for details)!" http://worldbicyclerelief.org/blog/entry/chocolate-for-good
 
28 February 2012
Theo's submission of Theo Chocolate & Caffe Vita Gooey Double Chocolate Mocha Cookies was a winner of the CNN chocolate challenge!  "'We submitted an iReport because we love producing delicious recipes with our chocolate."  http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-755985
15 February 2012
"We received quite an education on chocolate and I don’t think the girls will ever look at it quite the same again. In fact, as they were opening the box of chocolates... they were talking about how these beautiful little truffles started as big green pods on a tree halfway around the world. There are so many steps that go in to producing chocolate and the process was fascinating."  http://serafinscene.com/2012/02/16/field-trip-theos-chocolate/
11 February 2012
"The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship announced the selection of Joseph Whinney to be honored with a Global Citizen Award for embodying a life of service leadership in the Developing World." http://www.kristafoundation.org/index.cfm/page/gca-honoree-joseph-whinney-theo-chocolate/
26 January 2012
Joe Whinney, Theo Chocolate founder and CEO,  "pushes hard for farmers to increase quality -– particularly in fermentation and drying -– which is essential to a premium chocolate company and the key to higher incomes for farmers...  Farmers who produce marketable products are taken permanently out of extreme poverty. They find independence, self-sufficiency and dignity -– the ultimate goals of development. 'This is one of the best ways to invest in Africa’s future,' argues Ben Affleck. Joe makes the point with typical enthusiasm: 'Cocoa can save the world.'" http://www.one.org/blog/2012/01/27/cocoa-can-save-the-world/
25 November 2011
Whole Story is the official Whole Foods Market blog.  "We love our producers, suppliers and vendors and we think most of them have some pretty interesting stories behind their products too."  Check out the video they made for their series, Supplier Stories: http://blog.wholefoodsmarket.com/2011/11/theo-chocolate/
11 October 2011
"Our chocolatiers are all united by a love of food and bring their inspiration into the kitchen. In our kitchen, no idea is a bad idea—and this generates a lot of trial and error. Recently, one of our talented crew developed a Walla Walla onion caramel that was, frankly, one of the most delicious things we had ever tasted!" http://sweets.seriouseats.com/2011/10/interview-audrey-lawrence-theo-chocolate.html
03 December 2010
"Oh, and if you live in Seattle or nearby, try the cacao nibs from Theo. They’re the best I’ve had." http://orangette.blogspot.com/2010/12/wade-way-in.html
30 November 2010
"Literally, it was their noisy crunch that caught my attention—the flavor that seduced me was their bread and chocolate bar, dark chocolate punctuated with shards of baguette and bits of salt." http://www.saveur.com/article/Kitchen/Chef-Inspired-Chocolates-For-a-Cause
27 November 2010
"I am completely head over heels in love with Theo chocolates.  Each delectable piece is not only wrapped in epic art that makes my soul happy, but Theo chocolate is handmade, organic and fair trade." http://thelovelyguide.com/theo-chocolate/
22 September 2010
"Over the summer, we got hooked on Theo Chocolates’ Big Daddy Marshmallow and Caramel confections and their Bread and Chocolate bars with buttery breadcrumbs mixed into the chocolate. A four year old company, they are the first organic chocolate makers in the United States, sourcing only organic, fair-trade cacao from growers and cooperatives that they work with directly." http://goop.com/newsletter/97/en
30 November 2009
"A good chocolate showroom has a few samples for inquisitive tastebuds.  Theo Chocolate has mounds of samples in its retail shop/reception area where the lucky people taking a factory tour can get a taste of what is to come." http://www.etravelblackboard.com/showarticle.asp?id=99801&nav=89
14 March 2007
"Overall I was very impressed with the care they take to ensure that the essence of the cacao be preserved in every step of the way."  http://notwithoutsalt.com/2007/03/15/theo-chocolate/