nicao | Niseko's original bean-to-bar chocolate

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Niseko's Original Bean-to-Bar Chocolate

Handcrafted in small batches by a three-person team from award-winning Guatemalan cacao beans and ingredients from our home of Hokkaido

What People Say About Our Chocolate

nicao chocolate founder, Naoko, in chocolate-making workshop

Who Makes Our Chocolate?

It's all handcrafted in small batches by me (Naoko), my husband and Sayuri. From hand sorting every cacao bean prior to roasting, all the way through to carefully wrapping each individual finished bar and bark. We make every effort to stay faithful to the original concept of bean-to-bar chocolate. Read more...

nicao home, Niseko, autumn Mount Yotei

Where Do We Make Our Chocolate?

We make our chocolate in a small workshop at the edge of a silver birch wood at the base of Mt Yotei in Niseko, Hokkaido. We're blessed to be surrounded by nature, and that inspires us to make the very best bean-to-bar chocolate that we can. Read more...


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