Started as Canadian Calibre in 1981 we changed our name to Rouge River Chocolate Company in 2015.
Along with the new name came a renewed commitment to serve the hospitality and promotional industries as the only remaining artisan custom chocolate maker in Canada.
We produce custom designed chocolate for giveaways, corporate promotion, special events, trade shows and more using the highest quality pure Belgian chocolate with all natural ingredients and no preservatives.
Our state of the art production facility and proprietary processes allow us to go from vector art to finished chocolate in as little as 7 to 10 business days.
Custom Moulds - We make our own moulds in-house. This means you get personalized service and the highest quality product in the shortest time.
Package Design - We know packaging. Our in-house design team can create packaging to match your branding and end use. Want something for reatil? No problem, we have everything you need to produce retail ready, CFIA compliant packaging.
Contract Manufacturing - Small jobs to large production runs, we do it all. Need something special? We can develop recipes and formulations for delivering the right product at the right price. Call us today to find out more.
At Rouge River we use the finest Belgian chocolate from Callebaut.
From bean to chocolate Callebaut's Finest Belgian Chocolate combines great taste with sustainable farming practices to create some of the best chocolate in the world. Callebaut buys the cocoa beans directly from the growers and cooperatives which allows the farmers to make a better income from cocoa. Working directly with the farmers helps to insure good agricultural practices, better crop quality and higher yields, all of which result in better revenue for the producer.
In addition, Callebaut operates farmer field schools where growers in participating cooperatives are trained on better cultivation methods and agricultural practices. They learn
- healthy soil management techniques
- switching from monoculture to mixed cultivation
- rejuvenating the plantations with new trees and grafting techniques
- minimising chemical use
- natural pest control
- weeding and pruning
- tree rejuvenation
- crop diversity.
Sound production is the first step towards growing quality cocoa, and improving the crop quality and quantity in these countries sustains both the crops and farmers' cocoa growing.