We specialize in custom orders. Any of our standard flavors can be
made for a custom order, or ask about creating the flavor of your
dreams. We are happy to accomodate special dietary needs. If you have
any questions about your custom order idea, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum order size for standard products
|Truffles and Creams||60|
|Bars|| 6 2 oz. bars|
|Dice|| 6 sets or 45 loose dice|
- Dark Matter Chocolate Laboratory has only one part-time chocolatier.
To ensure that her schedule can accomodate your order, please inquire
as soon as you have information.
- Custom truffle orders should be placed at least one month before your
delivery date, although flavors that do not require unusual
ingredients can be finalized closer to the date.
- Custom bar orders from the standard flavor set should be placed at
least two weeks before the delivery date.
- Decorations or custom molds may require additional preparation
time; see the Custom Shapes and Colors and Decorations sections for details.
- Particularly large orders may also require additional preparation time.
A 2 oz chocolate bar with a few inexpensive ingredients (small quantities of
inexpensive spices, raisins, coconut, etc) costs $5. More expensive
ingredients will raise the cost of the bar; so far, our most expensive
bars have been $6 apiece.
Most standard truffle flavors cost $1.00 apiece for a hand-rolled
truffle a little over 1 inch in diameter. Molded truffles are being
added to our repertoire, but prices vary. Flavors with unusual extra ingredients, such as the
Wintry Mix truffle, cost a little more---please inquire if you are interested.
Decorations or custom molds may add to the price; see the Custom Shapes
Colors and Decorations
sections for details.
If you're looking for chocolates in a special shape, any of our bar
flavors can be made as a molded chocolate. Commercial molds are
available in most shapes. The cost for molded flat chocolates will be
approximately the same as the cost for a similar weight of bars, plus
the cost of the special mold. For highly unusual shapes, a custom
mold can be created from a master object; you may need to provide the
original, and an additional cost for labor and materials will
Colors can be added to your molded chocolates with luster dusts or
hand-painting, but an additional charge will apply depending on the
color, color technique, and number of pieces. Please inquire for details.
Some molded shapes can be filled with truffle center (ganache), fruit
cream center, caramel, etc. If your mold allows for filled chocolates,
any filling or flavor can be used.
Allow at least one month, and preferably one and a half,
before your delivery date so that special molds to be
ordered. Custom-made molds may take longer.
Currently Stocked Molds
- Polyhedral Dice (d4, d6, d8, d10, percentile d10, d12, d20): $1 each or $10/set
- British Police Box (5 oz): $12 unpainted, $15 custom-painted
- Swirl-topped (solid chocolate), ~ 1/4 oz each
- Hemisphere (filled chocolate)
- Lego brick (solid chocolate), ~ 1/2 oz each
- 2 oz chocolate break-apart bar (solid chocolate)
- 8 oz chocolate bar (solid chocolate)
- Minifigs (solid chocolate), ~ 1/4 oz each $0.50 each
- Meeples (solid chocolate), ~ 1/4 oz each $0.50 each
Colors and Decorations
Looking for visually distinctive chocolates? We can provide custom
decorations for your chocolates in several ways.
- Candy Melt
- Candy melt, or candy coating, is a substance
with the approximate consistency of chocolate. It is much less
sensitive to temperature changes than normal chocolate, and can be
worked in smaller batches. It can be colored a variety of shades and
applied to your chocolate in dots or drizzles. This is the method we
usually use for indicating truffle flavors, and will not add to the
cost of your truffle order. It is not suitable for decorating
- Luster Dust
- Luster dust is a fine, glittery food-safe
powder. It comes in a variety of colors, and can be applied to the
outside of your truffles or molded chocolates for a shimmering,
metallic effect. Luster dust itself costs about $3 per color, and
labor for applying it to a 100-truffle batch averages $20. We stock
gold luster dust; other colors may need to be special ordered. Allow
at least a month before your delivery date for non-gold colors.
- Colored Cocoa Butter
- Colored cocoa butter is exactly what
it sounds like; cocoa butter with food-safe color mixed in. A thin
layer of colored cocoa butter acts as a kind of chocolate paint,
without changing the flavor of your item. Colored cocoa butter is
available in pretty much every color you can imagine, in both basic
and pearlescent shades. It is only suitable for molded items, but can
be applied in a variety of styles. Can be combined with luster
dust. Prices will vary depending on the size of the item and the
detail of painting required, please inquire.
We stock a small selection of basic colors, but please inquire at least a
month before the delivery date to ensure that we have what you're
looking for or allow for special order.
- Edible Gold Flakes
- Edible gold flakes can be sprinkled on your truffles or the outside
of your molded chocolates. Price will vary. Please allow at least a month before delivery for special order.
- Other Decorations
- Don't see the effect you're looking for?
A variety of other decorative options can be arranged. Truffles can be
topped with nuts, candied flowers, and spices. Transfer sheets can be
used for chocolate decorations and some molded items. If the internet
will sell it, we're happy to consider it. Just ask!
Looking for wedding favors or special gift boxes? We can arrange
for a variety of boxes, ribbons, bags, and ties. Prices will vary
based on the product chosen and the amount of assembly
required. Please inquire at least a month and a half before your
Candy bars are normally wrapped in gold foil with a flavor label, but
can be packaged in cellophane bags instead, with label on front or
back. (If you want decorative colors on your candy bars, this is
probably your best option.)
We normally stock two-piece white candy boxes in 5-piece sampler, 1/2
lb, and 1 lb size, which come with curling ribbon in up to three
colors. Curling ribbon is stocked in red, green, blue, yellow, gold,
and silver. Colored boxes or different sizes can be special-ordered.
We also have cellophane bags for bar or truffle combinations. Gold and
silver ties are available for bags, as well as the standard curling
If you are placing a large order using our standard materials, please
inquire in advance to ensure that enough is on hand.