Chugach (pronounced CHEW-gatch) Chocolates hand makes chocolates at the base of the Chugach mountain range in southcentral Alaska. We craft chocolate bars with two overlapping missions:
- Making chocolates that taste exceptional. When we create new flavors, if it's not some of the best tasting chocolate in the world, we won’t make it.
- Making chocolates with local ingredients. We use the various Alaskan grown, harvested, or made flavors and products to create our signature chocolate bars. Like our Prince William Sound Sea Salt Bar that we make with Sea Salt from Prince William Sound, which we either make in house with sea water from Whittier, AK or we purchase from Prince William Sea Salt Company in Whittier; our AK Birch Toffee Bar that we make with Alaskan Birch syrup from Bridge Creek Birch Company in Homer, AK and Kahiltna Birchworks in Talkeetna; our Kelp and Cayenne Bar that we make with kelp from Barnacle Foods in Juneau; as well as others.
Chugach Chocolates began in 2011 by two fourth generation chocolatiering brothers, Marcus and Robert, in the Day Lodge of Alyeska Ski Resort in Girdwood. Soon after starting the business, Robert moved out of state. In 2016, when Marcus moved out of state, business ownership changed to its current owners, Ryan and Emily. A bit after the purchase, they moved production to a small chocolate factory in Anchorage. In 2020, Chugach Chocolates moved into a newly built, larger chocolate factory in midtown Anchorage.
We have a retail area in our chocolate factory where we carry a selection of our products for immediate purchase (here's us on google maps, with up to date open hours), and we do some pre-arranged group tastings (get in touch here).
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We're always looking for future team members who have experience or are interested in chocolate. If you're interested in working with us now, or in the future, send us a message here.