Chocolate Made in the Heart of the Pike Place Market
Erin Andrews, founder of Indi chocolate, has been making chocolate for over 12 years. She started making chocolate because her daughters asked her where chocolate comes from. After taking them to Belize to show them that cacao grows on trees, she fell in love with the world of chocolate. Erin has been very creative in the ways she uses the cacao bean, she started indi chocolate with her amazing cocoa butter lotions. People come back to Pike Place Market every year for her all natural, luxurious lotions and she loves to see how chocolate makes people smile!
When Erin started making chocolate, small batch chocolate machines were not robust enough and would often break down. She spent as much time fixing machines as she did making chocolate and wanted better made equipment that could stand up to the rigors of making chocolate. The Chocolate Refiner has been updated specifically for chocolate making and is built to last. Indi chocolate sells table-top and larger Refiners, as well as replacement parts. If you want to learn how to make chocolate check out their bean to bar chocolate classes!
Indi chocolate started in 2010 and opened up in Pike Place Market in 2013. Starting out as a small business is hard work, in order to be able to afford the equipment to make chocolate Erin Andrews started making body care to earn enough to buy chocolate making equipment. Hidden deep within the Market Indi chocolate started to get a great reputation for its variety of wonderful products, fun after hour classes and their friendly team. They moved into our current location in Pike Place Market Front on Western Ave. in 2017 so that our entire bean to bar chocolate making process could be watched right from our cafe.
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