About Us

About Us

Veritas Artizen Chocolate is a small, family/woman-owned chocolate company located in Loudoun County, Virginia. We make chocolate from cacao beans sourced through our Direct Trade partner, Royal Cacao, in Ecuador. After we take the beans through 8 steps to turn it into chocolate, we make bars, bonbon, truffles, and a variety of chocolate treats. Our dark chocolate has only organic cacao and sugar. Everything is absolutely hand-crafted...a labor of love!

Andrea Howard is the Chocolate Maker/Chocolatier. With an eclectic professional background. Her daughter, Nikita Coelho works with her in the chocolate shop, and enjoys creating new taste treats to delight the buds as well as the eyes. Together they add creativity, dedication to excellence, and the joy of making people happy through chocolate, to everything aspect of the business.  

Our mission is to create the highest quality pure chocolate while supporting the cacao farmers who grow the beans, with a fair price and a livable wage, also committing to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

In anticipation of Valentine's Day, the Washington Post ran an article about women-owned chocolate companies in our area, and featured us as one of 5 "Distinctive, Local Shops". READ the full Article

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