Robin Chocolates: One of Top Chocolatiers in North America

by Grace Boyle on December 27, 2013

Robin Chocolates of Longmont, Colorado recently was named one of the top ten chocolate makers in North America for 2013 by Dessert Professional, the leading trade publication for chocolate, pastry, baking and ice cream professionals.

Robin Autorino spent 14 years in the Navy and later working for computer and internet companies, but she felt a calling to the culinary world. She attended Culinary School of the Rockies and had an internship at a patisserie in France where she learned to love pastries and chocolate. This led to pastry chef positions at 5-star restaurants, including the Flagstaff House in Boulder and the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver.

Robin Autorino

She started her chocolate company in February 2008 after years of making caramels and hand rolled truffles for friends and in October of 2011, she opened a retail shop. Her growth has been exponential. Now with 11 employees, the family-run business (Robin’s husband Chris works with her too), it’s a great example of a thriving Colorado based company.

Based on the award from Dessert Professional, Robin believes she can stand out based on the quality of chocolates they use. There is great care that goes into every piece they make, as all chocolate and confections are made by hand, using traditional, artisanal techniques.

Her suppliers are around Europe and South America, that produce GMO-free cocoa powders and additive-free fruit purees and nut butters. Her suppliers also work directly with growers and cocoa plantation owners to ensure her ingredients are produced by fair trade.

To commemorate her success, we’re hosting a giveaway for Grace(full) Plate readers!

Robin Chocolates Valentines 12 Piece Box

To Enter the Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

We will pick a winner by January 1st, 2014 and request your mailing address for it to be shipped to you. Flowers not included in chocolate gift box giveaway.

**THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AS OF JANUARY 1, 2014**

Thanks to Robin for hosting the giveaway. I was not compensated for this post – all opinions as always are my own.

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sarahwelch December 27, 2013 at 12:06 pm

This is yet another reason to love our area–one of the top 10 chocolate makers in the country? Yes, please!

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sarahwelch December 27, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Fave chocolate? Dark, always. Mix it with orange, ginger, or toffee and I’m under your spell! 🙂

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Melissa December 27, 2013 at 11:28 pm

Dark chocolate!

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Heidi December 29, 2013 at 9:31 am

Blackberry Sage? Yum!

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susitravl December 29, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Milk chocolate – preferably combined with something crunchy, like toasted coconut, nuts, toffee.

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Madeline December 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I love dark chocolate, especially with peanut butter!

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SoRefined December 29, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Chocolate + Peanut Butter == Heaven

So glad to have Robin in Longmont!

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cezovski December 29, 2013 at 11:49 pm

White chocolate is my favorite.
Rafflecopter: Carolsue

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meredith December 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I really like dark chocolate or chocolate with fun flavor combos

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Laura Craig December 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Anything dark!!

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