Dark chocolate fans, rejoice! Bixby & Co. is now Maine’s first producer of organic bean to bar chocolate, right on Rockland’s working waterfront. We’re excited to officially launch this new product line, which will feature three single-origin 70% dark chocolate bars: Dominican Republic, Haitian, and Guatemalan. New to bean to bar? Prefer to taste before you buy? On September 7, from 1-4 pm, we’re throwing open our doors, and inviting you to come visit our new retail space, take a tour, and sample the bars. You don’t need a Golden Ticket — everyone is welcome!
“Bean to bar” refers to the process of creating chocolate from start to finish. Just as with wines, the place of origin influences the flavor profile of the final product. Bixby & Co.’s new Bean to Bar Craft Chocolate begins with hand-selected, responsibly-sourced organic cocoa beans. We roast the beans, crack them open to reveal the nibs, and blow away the husks. The nibs are then ground until they are silky smooth, at which point we add organic cane sugar (no artificial sweeteners for us!). Finally, this mixture is heated, cooled, and poured into molds, before being wrapped in red foil and sealed in a special red envelope. Since we do every step ourselves in micro-batches, Bixby & Co. can guarantee that this new indulgent chocolate is of the highest quality, as well as being vegan and non-GMO.
You’ll see these new bars on the shelves in our retail room, alongside our beloved Bixby Bars and Bites. Our facility is a converted ice factory, and boasts a gorgeous view of Rockland Harbor, as well as two large windows looking into the Bean to Bar Kitchen where the magic happens. Don’t fret if you can’t make it to the event on September 7 — the retail room will be open five days a week, and the Bean to Bar Chocolate is now available on our online store with the rest of our products at www.bixbyco.com.
Experience Maine’s first bean to bar chocolate, and explore Bixby & Co.’s new retail space from September 7 onward. We look forward to sharing our chocolate adventure with you!
Bixby & Co. is delighted to announce the inclusion of our best-selling Rich Dark Chocolate Drinking Chocolate in the Tory Burch Foundation’s Seed Box, a curated selection of products from women entrepreneurs.
The Tory Burch Foundation Seed Box is a curated selection of products from women entrepreneurs that is now sold on ToryBurch.com and TorySport.com this Holiday Season.
Seed Box represents the Foundation’s commitment to growing women-owned businesses and to helping them thrive. The box features seven products from women entrepreneurs, including a Tory Sport knit headband and notebook designed by Tory Burch. The gift that gives back, 100% of your purchase benefits the Foundation.
We are proud of this exciting recognition from one of our favorite leading women of design and business!
Kate McAleer, co-founder of Bixby & Co., a successful craft candy bar manufacturer in Rockland, Maine has won a $100,000 grant investment as part of the nationwide Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition.
Kate was one of 10 Fellows that were selected in May according to a stringent evaluation criteria which included an online Fellow voting campaign that was open to the public. The hunt for the 10 final Tory Burch Fellows (of which Kate is one) concluded a nationwide search for women entrepreneurs by the Tory Burch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is focused on supporting the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in the United States.
Last week, the Fellows participated in a three-day workshop in New York City hosted at the Tory Burch Headquarters. As part of their 3 day stay in New York, Fellows also participated in a pitch competition before a panel of judges to determine one winner for a grant investment of $100,000, which Kate was successful.
The ten Fellows will now be part of a one-year program that provides business guidance from the Tory Burch Foundation.
The team at Bixby & Co. are very proud of Kate and her achievements as a young entrepreneur and are excited to see where this incredible opportunity from the Tory Burch Foundation will take her & Bixby & Co. View Kate’s Tory Burch Fellows Competition profile and the incredibly talented 2016 Fellows.
We want to again thank you all for showing your ♥ for Bixby & Co. and Kate during the voting & selection process – it means the world to us!
We’ve turned our best selling and Good Food Award winning Bixby Bar, Nutty For You, into delicious bite sized chunks for you to enjoy. But we aren’t stopping there! We will be releasing a brand new flavor, NUTTY FOR ME, which is the ORGANIC MILK CHOCOLATE COUNTERPART TO THE DARK CHOCOLATE VERSION, NUTTY FOR YOU.
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We are incredibly excited and proud to announce that Kate McAleer, co-founder of Bixby & Co. has been selected as a Tory Burch Fellow. This incredible news follows a nationwide hunt for women entrepreneurs by the Tory Burch Foundation, a nonprofit organization that is focused on supporting the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in the United States.
The competition selected 30 finalists from across the country and only 10 Fellows from this final group were selected – of which Kate is now one. Kate is the only finalist and now fellow from the State of Maine.
Kate will now take part in a 3 day workshop at Tory Burch head quarters in New York as part of her 1 year fellowship and will also be given an opportunity to pitch for a $100,000 grant investment.
The team at Bixby & Co. are very proud of Kate and her achievements as a young entrepreneur and are excited to see where this wonderful opportunity from the Tory Burch Foundation will take her. View Kate’s Tory Burch Fellows Competition profile and the 2016 Fellows.
We want to thank you all for showing your ♥ for Bixby & Co. and Kate during the voting & selection process – it means the world to us!
The Tory Burch Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting the empowerment of women entrepreneurs in the United States and has chosen our very own Kate McAleer, the co-owner of Bixby & Co. as a finalist in their Fellow’s competition!
The competition selects 30 finalists from across the country and 10 Fellows from this final group that will take part in a 3 day workshop at Tory Burch, a 1 year fellowship and a $100,000 grant investment. Kate is the only entrant to have been selected as a finalist from the state of Maine.
The team at Bixby & Co. are very proud of Kate and her achievements as a young entrepreneur and wish her the best of luck during this next intensive selection phase.
Show your ♥ for Bixby & Co. and Kate by VOTING ONCE A DAY, EVERY DAY FROM MARCH 14TH – APRIL 22ND to help her become 1 of the 10 next Tory Burch Fellows. Thank you to all that helped Kate to win a Tory Burch Fellowship – Read more about it here.