The Chocolate Cartel, we’re obsessed with one thing: Making the best tasting chocolate around. No fluff, no flair, just amazing recipes coupled with some of the finest cacao on the planet. We proudly put people to work, not machines, executing every step by hand.
Real chocolate addicts come back again and again for our stuff. Why? Because our fans are tired of over-priced, mediocre product in a pretty package.
It all started in 2001, when Certified Master Chocolatier and Chef de Cuisine Scott J. Van Rixel opened a quaint chocolate shop in Taos, NM, complete with old jail cells converted to chocolate tasting rooms. His memorable chocolate confections immediately drew wild buzz from locals and visitors from all over. Soon after, his brother, Tim, joined him in New Mexico to continue the mission of creating simple, handmade creations that absolutely speak for themselves. We moved the shop to Albuquerque, NM in 2009 where we continue giving people their fix, one addicting piece at a time.
We take pride in giving back to the community to support a wide variety of causes and interests. We are always open to donating to local schools, charities and helping organizations. Contact us for information on products for your next event or fundraiser.