Noteworthy Chocolates is what happens when two people who love working
together come up with an idea and start wondering, What if…?
...we could laser messages into chocolate?
...we developed a really thoughtful, personalized chocolate gift?
...we find the perfect chocolate that anybody, even the most allergic person we know, could eat? (That’s Jennifer, BTW.)
...we could create a beautiful gift experience using only sustainable packaging?
...we could rally enough support to crowdfund this wild idea through a Kickstarter campaign?
Noteworthy Chocolates is the result of answering those questions and many more. With inquiry, innovation, a great support system, and a lot of really hard work, we went from concept to business in less than a year!
Starting with the laser at the Danbury Hackerspace and a bunch of sandwich container lids and mason jar lids for moulds, we took our dining room table over and learned what we needed to know. How to temper chocolate, what kinds of fonts and designs work in chocolate, and what laser settings to use, were all questions we had to answer if any of this were to work. Basically, we just kept improvising and building on each success along the way. Once we proved laser engraved chocolates could work, we raised $28,500 in startup funds through a Kickstarter campaign and began building the Chocolate Lab. Now, we can proudly say that we are the world's first and only custom chocolate engraving company!
Michael & Jennifer Sauvageau
Michael and Jennifer Sauvageau, founders of Noteworthy Chocolates, have always kept it interesting. For over 12 years, play was their business. As they traveled the country building connections through play, they encouraged people of all ages to have more fun every day. Now they love to help people connect through thoughtful gift-giving with something that just about everyone loves: delicious chocolate!
CEO, Chocolate Excellence Officer
Michael is a serial entrepreneur and an innovator. He's a lifelong juggler, toy inventor and lover of chocolate! He believes the most important thing he’s learned from traveling the country is to cherish the connections he’s made to the amazing people he’s met along the way.
CCO, Chief Creative Officer
Jennifer loves to observe people and synthesize information. She’s allergic to 40 foods, but thankfully, chocolate is not one of them! For 5 years she was a bald lady and was challenged with incredible lessons about compassion, kindness and resilience. She is passionate about simple living, waste reduction, writing, and travel.