Artisanal. Handcrafted. Premium ingredients.
Chocolate Céleste has led the craft chocolate movement in Minneapolis for more than 19 years. We import European chocolate sourced from the best cacao growers in the world and only work with companies that adhere to the principles of sustainability and fair trade. Our confections are delicately made by hand with fresh heavy cream and small batch butter from local Minnesota farms. No preservatives. Ever. From bean to bonbon, we have honed our craft and you can taste it in every irresistible bite.
Subtle, yet distinct. Instant joy, but long lasting… Our approach to flavor is simple: create memorable tasting experiences. Discover our wide variety of artisan truffles and bonbons.
The chocolate passion of Mary Leonard.
Deeply curious about chocolate and a life-long connoisseur, Mary Leonard has heeded the words of her childhood hero Julia Child: “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” That she did.
During her journey into the world of cacao delicacies, Mary apprenticed with Master Chocolatier Tom Cinnamon in Vancouver. She also trained in chocolate technology with Terry Richardson, patent holder for Godiva Chocolate.
In 2001 Mary opened ChocolatCéleste, a small but ever-expanding chocolate shop boutique and factory in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The unique hand-crafted artisan chocolates truffles and bonbons from ChocolatCéleste have enjoyed a warm reception among discriminating connoisseurs.
ChocolatCéleste was named one of “10 Best Emerging American Artisanal Chocolatiers”.
Our innovative flavor collections have been hailed by reviewers including Conde Nast, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Rachael Ray’s Tasty Travels, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.