6 Chocolate Maker Success Stories [2023]

Updated: July 23rd, 2023
Become A Chocolate Maker

Rarely do you come across someone who does not love chocolate. That’s good reason to start a chocolate making business!

According to statistics, the global chocolate market size is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of 4.6%.

Starting a chocolate business can yield profits in any part of the world. However, to achieve the high profit margins, you ought to make chocolate with quality ingredients. Then, create a niche with a unique selling proposition.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a chocolate maker:

1. Rescue Chocolate ($144K/year)

Sarah Gross Feoli (from New York, USA) started Rescue Chocolate over 13 years ago.

$12K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
New York, USA

Case Study

I’m Sarah Gross Feoli, the founder and owner of Rescue Chocolate. While our products are only for humans to enjoy, we donate all profits to various animal rescue organizations. I began the company in January 2010, and in the past 8 years have partnered with hundreds of different rescue groups on fundraising.

Our retail customers are chocolate aficionados, animal lovers, local foodies, and anyone with a sweet tooth. On the wholesale side, we are carried at gourmet groceries, pet stores, veterinarian offices, vegan shops, and natural food stores.


2. Dick At Your Door ($300K/year)

Adam founded Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for prank chocolate dicks. Getting viral on social networks turned it into a $25k/month business.

Adam Elliot (from Remote) started Dick At Your Door ago.

$25K / month

Case Study

Adam founded Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for prank chocolate dicks. Getting viral on social networks turned it into a $25k/month business.

Learn more about starting a chocolate maker:

Where to start?

-> Chocolate maker plan
-> How to finance a chocolate maker?
-> How much does it cost to start a chocolate maker?
-> Pros and cons of a chocolate maker
-> How to get clients for a chocolate maker?

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established chocolate maker
-> Marketing ideas for a chocolate maker
-> Chocolate maker slogans
-> Chocolate maker names

Other resources

-> Profitability of a chocolate maker
-> Chocolate maker tips
-> Chocolate maker hashtags

4. MrBeast YouTube Channel ($54M/year)

MrBeast runs YouTube channels with over 100M combined subscribers. MrBeast is also called the "Santa of YouTube". Here's the case study on how he gained 90 million subscribers.

$4.5M / month

Case Study

Some of the BIGGEST accomplishments of MrBeast:

  • Raised $20 million to plant 20 million trees
  • Donated over 100 cars including Lamborghini
  • Gave away a private island
  • Gave away 1 million dollars in one video and did many more of such crazy stuff


Read the full story on bloggerspassion.com ➜

6. ChocoSol ($3M/year)

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Michael Sacco (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada) started ChocoSol over 20 years ago.

$250K / month
1 founders / 11 employees

Case Study

ChocoSol is a Toronto-based bean-to-bar chocolate brand known for its artisanal dark chocolates and ground coffee. Michael Sacco is the owner of this brand and believes in adapting sustainable means when it comes to making, packaging, and delivering products.

The cocoa beans used to make ChocoSol’s chocolate bars & coffee are farmed entirely by small-scale growers utilizing sustainable farming techniques. The company has created a grassroots movement to restore the original environment via the practice of forest garden agriculture.

ChocoSol also works as a social business learning community that participates in horizontal commerce with cocoa growers in Southern Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

The firm received first place in the 2016 and 2017 Canadian National Chocolate Makers Competitions, as well as gold for its Jaguar Pure and bronze and silver for its Jaguar Swirl and Crunch International Chocolate Awards.


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