A Taste of Place

Dessert from the Desert

World class chocolate crafted by hand at our factory in Tucson, AZ
Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate

Hi, we're Monsoon Chocolate

A raincloud graphic

an award-winning chocolate maker and confectioner based in the Sonoran Desert

A saguaro icon

(and the first chocolate factory in the United States’ first UNESCO City of Gastronomy). Drawing inspiration from local ingredients,

A chile icon

we craft chocolate bars, bon bons, confections, desserts, and beverages using transparently-sourced cacao from all over the world.

A globe icon

Join us at our cafe, in your favorite grocery aisle, or online (here!) for nationwide chocolate delivery.

A flowering cactus in the Sonoran Desert
A person holding a limited edition Monsoon Chocolate treat
A watercolor decorative element that looks like a sun
Make it rain chocolate decorative graphic

Local ingredients, responsible sourcing

Different
Thinking
Chocolate

The chocolate we make is truly a collaboration with the farm workers who grow, harvest, ferment, and dry the cacao. Our goal is to honor their hard work by processing the cacao as minimally as possible to reveal the beautiful and complex flavors inherent in the beans.

A decorative colorful watercolor graphic

Chile mango, hibiscus caramel, and mesquite-smoked whiskey infused bonbons practically leap out at you with their sense of place.

Food & Wine

Try the Mexican hot chocolate, it's like a warm hug in a mug.

ASHLEY K, GOOGLE REVIEW

They have a frozen hot chocolate that, when it’s 105 here in July and your brain is melting, will make you feel like a million dollars!

Elizabeth Thompson, New York Magazine

Yeah, it’s impressive as hell…I wish I brought home more.

CAREY POLIS, BON APPETIT

Bon bons and bars that are tantalizing and gorgeous enough to tickle the fancy of everyone from local diehards to international retailers.

ANGELA ORLANDO, TUCSON FOODIE

Their chocolates are visually stunning, I almost felt bad eating them. Almost!

DIANNA C, GOOGLE REVIEW

Monsoon Chocolate is top-notch craft chocolate. The time and care put into their products, packaging, and customer service is something really special.

MELISSA NEGELSPACH, ANTIGONE BOOKS

The bonbons are sculptural, hypnotic gems infused with southwestern flavors…

ALLISON YOUNG, PHOENIX NEW TIMES

A crown jewel in Tucson’s food industry.

DANIEL A, YELP REVIEW

The monsoon cookie is the best cookie I may ever have tasted; and I am The Original Cookie Monster…

BETTINA W, GOOGLE REVIEW

It’s like you won the “Golden Ticket.”

ANGELA ORLANDO, TUCSON FOODIE
Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate Shop all chocolate
Staff Picks graphic

Athene

Head Chocolatier

As a fan of all things coconut, our Coconut Macaroons Covered in Dark Chocolate are my favorite treat. I enjoy snacks with a variation of textures and consistencies— in this case there’s crispy toasted coconut, sprinkled on a crunchy chocolate shell, encasing a pillowy coconut cloud. It’s just fun and wonderfully satisfying! (How many times can I say “coconut”?)

Events

  • Dark Chocolate Tasting with Founder Adam Scott Krantz

    Dates to be announced.

  • "Food of the Gods" with Melanie Boudar

    In this multisensory 1 1/2- 2 hr experience prepare to delve into all things fine craft chocolate.

    Dates to be announced.

  • Intro to Chocolate Making

    3-hour Masterclass

    Dates to be announced.

Ongoing Events

  • Factory Tours

    We're taking a break from our regular Factory Tours. New dates will be announced soon!