Find Your Next Chocolate Co-Packer in Days, Not Months.

PartnerSlate has 297 chocolate manufacturers in our network, actively sourcing new projects. Whether you are a start-up or a Fortune 500 company, we can match you with high-quality production partners that fit your needs.

Our Manufacturers Specialize in:

They can package in a variety of formats, including:

• Flow-wrapped
• Hand-wrapped
• Envelope-wrapped

• Flowpack
• Thermosealed aluminum foil
• Cardboard

• Pouch
• Jars

• PET packaging
• Metallized Paper
• Other custom wrapping

They have both private label and custom manufacturing of different types of chocolate, including:

• Chocolate Bulk
• Candy Bars
• Candy Bars with Inclusions
• Chocolate Bark
• Chocolate Liquor
• Truffles / Pralines
• Couverture Chocolate
• Morsels / Chips
• Cups

• Nibs
• Slabs
• Liquids
• Custom Shapes
• Filled 
• Unfilled
• Chips and Drops
• Chocolate Bars
• Chocolates and Truffles

• Chocolate Shapes Molded
• Fudge, Toffee, Sweets, and Candies
• Chocolate Lollipops
• Hollow Chocolate
• Truffles
• Filled Chocolates
• Chocolate Covered Nuts
• Milk Chocolate

• 30% Dark
• 52.7% Dark
• 60% Dark
• 70% Dark
• 90% Dark
• 100% (Unsweetened)
• White Chocolate
• Sugar-Free

Most of our manufacturers are certified and audit-ready:

• Organic
• Non-GMO
• Fair Trade™

• Gluten-Free
• Kosher
• Parve

• Soy-free

• Allergen-Free

Experienced working with Whole Foods Markets, Costco, Trader Joe’s, and many other major retailers.

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Jamie's Farm New York

I found plenty of manufacturers. The platform was really easy to use and filter – it provided me with options that I hadn’t discovered before.

– Jamie’s Farm

Looking For Your First Co-Manufacturer?

Finding a chocolate co-manufacturer involves several steps. Here’s a general guide to help you through the process:

1. Define Your Requirements:
Clearly outline your product specifications, including ingredients, packaging, and production quantities. Identify any certifications or quality standards required for your product. If you don’t know where to start, create a project on PartnerSlate. We will guide you through the most important questions that a manufacturer will ask. Create and account and project for free

2. Research Potential Co-Manufacturers:
Use online resources, trade shows, industry associations, and networking to identify potential co-manufacturers. Look for manufacturers with experience in chocolate production and a good reputation.

3. Contact Industry Associations:
Reach out to chocolate industry associations or trade groups. They often have directories or can provide recommendations.

4. Attend Trade Shows:
Attend relevant trade shows or expos where you can meet potential co-manufacturers in person. Trade shows provide an opportunity to see their capabilities and discuss your needs face-to-face.

5. Online Platforms and Directories:
Utilize online platforms and directories that connect businesses with chocolate co-manufacturers in the food industry. With ParnterSlate, you can create connect with hundreds of chocolate manufacturers in days after creating a project. Create and account and project for free.

6. Network in the Industry:
Connect with professionals in the chocolate industry through networking events, forums, and social media. Ask for recommendations or insights from those who have experience in co-manufacturing.

7. Request for Proposals (RFPs):
Prepare a detailed request for proposals outlining your requirements, and send it to potential co-manufacturers. Include information about your chocolate product, production volumes, quality standards, and any other relevant details. Many chocolate manufacturers will have intake forms directly on their website.

8. Schedule Discovery Call
The goal of the discovery call is to discuss your needs to determine if your project aligns with their capabilities. It is also important to see if there is a personality fit. Here are our tips on how to have a great first discovery call. 

9. Check References:
Ask for and check references from other companies that have worked with the co-manufacturer. Inquire about their experiences and satisfaction with the co-manufacturer’s services.

10. Negotiate Terms and Contracts:
Once you’ve identified a suitable co-manufacturer, negotiate terms, pricing, and production schedules. Ensure that all aspects are clearly outlined in a comprehensive contract.

11. Quality Control:
Establish clear quality control standards and procedures to ensure that your product meets the desired specifications.

12. Legal and Regulatory Compliance:
Verify that the co-manufacturer complies with all necessary legal and regulatory requirements for food production.

13. Start with a Trial Run:
Consider starting with a smaller production run to assess the co-manufacturer’s performance and the quality of the produced goods.

Remember to conduct thorough due diligence to ensure that the co-manufacturer aligns with your business needs and values. Each co-manufacturer may have unique capabilities, specialties, and terms, so it’s crucial to find the right fit for your specific chocolate production requirements.