Welcome to Chocolate by Sparrow & La Belle Chocolat!
Chocolate by Sparrow has been providing fine chocolates to the home chef as well as professional chefs, confectioners and bakers for over twenty years.
We specialize in chocolates which are popular with pastry chefs all over the world including: Valrhona, Guittard, El Rey and Callebaut Chocolates.
Our catalog of products continues to expand as the world of fine chocolate couvertures constantly changes. Be sure to check out the new lines of couvertures recently added – MESO CACAO Chocolates from Central America and also Conexion Chocolates from Ecuador as well as the Repulica del Cacao – with origins from Central and South America. All of these brands are direct trade products – where the manufacturers work closely with the cacao farmers to ensure fair trade and sustainable business practices. Please let us know if you would like samples of any of these chocolates.
If you need cocoa powder, we carry the preferred brand from Amsterdam, BENSDORP as well as other brands and have both dutch-processed and natural powders available.
Customers can get expert advice on choosing the appropriate chocolate type for your special chocolate creation!
Sometimes choosing the right chocolate can be confusing so we welcome your questions and hope to satisfy your chocolate needs!
To our local fans – THE MUSEUM AND TASTING ROOM IN PORTSMOUTH, NH
is open MONDAYS & FRIDAYS FROM 3:00 – 6:00 pm*
or CONTACT US for an appointment
Check the Calendar for upcoming events. The next tasting class is SEPTEMBER 30, Monday evening from 7:00- 8:00
* Shop is closed on the following dates: Sept 20, Oct 18, Nov 29. Closing at 4 Sept 13
HOT-WEATHER Shipping Note:
Most of us know that chocolate melts, but when it comes to shipping chocolate, especially during the summer, we need to take extra precautions!
If your chocolate order will be shipped to any place where the average daily temperature is going to be over 70 degrees, you will need to consider expedited shipping (no more than 2 days) We will ship in Styrofoam packaging with ice packs which will ensure no melting with expedited shipping.
If you do not choose expedited shipping when you place your order and your shipping destination is more than 2 days shipping – OR if it is closer to 90 degrees, we will contact you to confirm your shipping choice.