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Press & Mentions


Dec 18, 2018 - We were on WGN morning news!

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Oct 22, 2018 - Death Wish! Ethereal Chocolate! Death Wish Ethereal Chocolate Bar!

We're changing the chocolate game — later this year, we're releasing caffeinated chocolate bars. We're working with Death Wish to make a chocolate bar that has an imprinted skull and crossbones, and includes Death Wish Coffee, of course.

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Apr 29, 2018 - WGN TV came out to visit and did a really nice overview of our business and bean to bar chocolate making! We are the Chicago area bean to bar chocolate maker. And Andrea is super nice!

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Mar 29, 2018 - The Chicago Reader did an article about our move, the new Speakeasy and the Kickstarter! It's really great. Check it out.

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Feb 21, 2018 - We were awarded 5 stars as one of the best chocolatiers in America and Master Chocolatiers!

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Feb 6, 2018 - Men's Journal recommends us for Valentine's Day chocolate!

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Dec 22, 2017 - We were featured briefly in a WGN segment about Illinois made products.

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Dec 19, 2017 - We are featured in Martha Stewart's Holiday Gift Guide!

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Dec 18, 2017 - VoyageChicago did a profile on us!

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Oct 10, 2017 - A nice article about our sourcing activities recently in Ecuador, The Dominican Republic and Haiti. These were really interesting trips. As a result, we've brought in our first batch of single farm beans from Ecuador!

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Jul 3, 2017 - We were awarded Silver and Bronze awards for our spicy chocolates and vegan chocolates by the International Chocolate Salon!

Try our award winning: Almond Nib Inclusion Bar, Vanilla Sea Salt Meltaway, Caramel Inferno truffle and Scorpion Pecan Inclusion Bar!

JUNE 01, 2017 - Travel Illinois has put up a really nice page highlighting Ethereal!

Travel Illinois » Ethereal Confections

May 25, 2017 - Visit McHenry County made a really nice video about us! Click on the left to view!

February 9, 2017 - We did a radio interview with Laure Redmond called Chocolate Love Affair. Click to give it a listen!

April 18, 2016 - The magazine Candy Industry did a nice writeup about us—

A Heavenly Endeavor: Ethereal Confections specializes in bean-to-bar


March 7, 2016 - The Northwest Herald did an article on us focusing on our work with craft breweries to create beers infused with chocolate flavors.

Ethereal Confections' chocolate craft in Woodstock popular with breweries

February 8, 2016 - The Chicago Tribune did a nice in-depth article about us and bean to bar chocolate.

Best Valentine's Day chocolate: Bean-to-bar artisan brands

Aug 8, 2014 - Some very nice film students made a movie about us. We really love it. Click on the left to take a look!

August 15, 2014 - ABC7 came out and did a story on us. There are some nice shots of everything in action!

Ethereal Confections making world-class chocolate by hand

July 17, 2013 - A nice overview of our business in the Herald!

Chocolate the heart of Woodstock shop