About Us

ORGANIC • FAIRTRADE • GLUTEN FREE • PRESERVATIVE FREE 

RADICAL TRANSPARENCY

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Know your food. Know your ingredients.

We are the female artisans of Mia Chocolates. In our sweet little kitchen, tucked away in the green hills of Austin, we create songs in dark chocolate with notes of pure sweet richness. With passion and love, we craft beautiful organic soul enriching bites that add joy to life. 

Each of our creations starts with a sensory memory of an exceptional moment we want to share. Chocolatier Anita Pluymen and her team of artisans then craft alluring dark chocolate bonbons, barks, brittles and bars, sequenced with intriguing notes and layers of flavors. Enjoy them as a special gift for yourself or someone you love. 

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Ingredients

We believe chocolate should delight us body, mind and spirit. To that end we handcraft our artisan dark chocolates from fresh, all natural ingredients, prefer single origin chocolate-one variety of chocolate harvested in one region, use only 100% organic ingredients, fair and direct trade cacao and source the freshest, most ethically and sustainable grown ingredients for our chocolates, buying locally whenever possible.

Process

We believe in transforming simple, pure ingredients into food for your body, heart and mind so we slow cook our organic syrups from fresh fruits, candy our own citrus zests, never add artificial ingredients of any kind and strongly believe that fresh is best, so our chocolates contain no preservatives. Our chocolates are organic, non GMO, gluten free and preservative free.

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Founder

Anita Pluymen has spent a lifetime creating food to nourish the body and feed the soul. Her views on food are simple – we should know what we’re eating and what it can do for us, and we should be able to implicitly trust in the ingredients of the foods we eat. “What we put in our bodies determines how we feel - our health, our energy, our wellness, our balance. Food is a fundamental component of life, hugely impacting how we feel and function. Mindfully choosing what we eat is a gift we give ourselves.” 

 

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"Hi, I’m Anita, the founder and lead chocolatier at Mia Chocolates. I believe - I know - that food is love, and I consider myself deeply fortunate in my life’s work of creating foods that heal, soothe and nurture. I have worked in and around food for more than 30 years and was lucky enough to discover that chocolate is my passion and favorite art form.

I design my dark chocolates based on sensory memories. It is perhaps a peculiar method of design, but it's my way.  Embedded in each of Mia bonbons, barks, brittles and bars, is a story that reflects what it means to me to be human and to be alive. It is the journey of life expressed in flavor notes."

 

Notes About Ordering

We work in single origin dark chocolate, handcrafted bonbons, barks, brittles and bars. Our creations are preservative and gluten free. Made from 100% organic ingredients, our chocolates make wonderful, deeply nurturing gifts for yourself and those you love.

Mia Chocolates is open Monday–Friday 8 am-3 pm for the moments you need to order chocolate. Our kitchen is closed on weekends and holidays so we can practice the balance we preach.

We ship everywhere within the United States and offer local delivery within the Austin metro area. Please let us know if you have a special request by calling the kitchen directly.  Ph. 512.466.481