The best chocolate starts with the finest ingredients. That’s why Munson’s uses only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in our confections – and that’s why our chocolates have been winning awards and stealing hearts for more than 70 years.
Local Ingredients, Small Batch Craftsmanship
What goes into every confection we make? Simple: A lot of time, a lot of love, and the finest local ingredients. We’re passionate about our community, so whenever possible, we source raw materials from other Connecticut companies. All of our milk, butter and cream is purchased from a small family farm just down the road from our headquarters in Bolton.
As a small batch chocolatier, we can control the quality and freshness throughout the cooking process. This technique takes a bit more time – but we think the results are worth it.
Fair Trade & Chocolate Sustainability
While the specific origin of the beans used to make our blend is proprietary and varies by type, they are primarily from West Africa and Indonesia. Our blend of chocolate is never made with the use of illegal, abusive, or enforced labor.
We require our chocolate suppliers to ensure that they are following “Fair Trade” policies with respect to the cocoa beans harvested to produce our chocolate. These policies include (but are not limited to):
- Providing farmer training and support
- Assisting with quality and price transparency
- Providing transport of beans
- Ensuring responsible labor practices
- Sponsoring Family Farm Schools
- Working with Habitat for Humanity to build homes in the region
- Supporting the establishment of health and social programs in the region
Too Good To Waste
To reduce our environmental impact, we strive to repurpose all scrap generated during the process of manufacturing our confections. Each day, nut pieces, broken pretzels, caramel edges, and other “scrap” are drenched in chocolate and sold at a reduced price as factory seconds. We call it a “Munson Mash-Up” – our customers call it delicious.
Items that are unable to be repurposed are donated within our community.