Where is your store located?
Ventura Harbor Village Shopping Center
1559 Spinnaker Drive, Suite 109, Ventura, CA 93001
On the waterfront walk between Fratelli's Pizza and the carousel
Hours: 11 am - 7 pm Sun - Thurs
11 am - 9 pm Fri & Sat
How much does shipping cost?
|Order Price||Priority Mail||1 Day Express|
|$0 - $70||$7.99||$32.99|
|To pickup at Ventura store, use code "Pickup" at checkout|
How long does shipping take?
We offer Priority Mail (2-3 days) and Overnight Express shipping (1 day). All chocolate creations are carefully handcrafted by our Chocologists. We do this as fast as possible but it does take time. Orders generally ship within three days of being placed. We appreciate your patience.
What are the ingredients?
Dark Chocolate 61%: Cacao Beans, pure cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin and vanilla beans
Milk Chocolate: Pure cane sugar, full cream milk, cocoa butter, cacao beans, soya lecithin, vanilla beans
White Chocolate: Sugar, cocoa butter, milk, soya lecithin and pure vanilla
A full list of Topping ingredients can be found here.
Contains: Soya Lecithin
May Contain: milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat
Crafted on equipment also used for milk chocolate.
Tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, milk and soy present in kitchen.
Is your chocolate made with real cocoa butter or hydrogenated vegetable fat or wax like some popular candy bars?
All our chocolate is made with 100% cocoa butter. We would never dream of using a substitute.
Is your chocolate Fair Trade Certified, non-GMO and gluten free?
Yes, yes and yes! The chocolate is made with cocoa that is Fair-Trade Certified by FairTraeUSA.org. It is also non-GMO and gluten free. The toppings vary by topping.
What payment types do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards (including Discover and American Express) and Paypal.
How do I know it is safe to put my payment information into your website?
The Top This Chocolate store is hosted by Shopify, one of the largest e-commerce platforms in North America that powers over 200,000 online merchants. All payments are processed through Shopify's SSL Certified PCI compliant secure shopping carts. No one at Top This Chocolate ever has access to customer payment information.
I would like to be a Chocologist in your store. Are you hiring?
Yes. We are hiring part-time Chocologists for our flagship retail store at Ventura Harbor Village in California. We will train in chocolate. The ideal chocologist is an enthusiastic problem solver who enjoys making creative suggestions that will make each customer happy. Prior food experience preferred. All employment offered will be at will. Email resume or this application to TopThisChocolate@gmail.com.
Are your products Kosher?
No. While the chocolate is kosher, Top This Chocolate is not a kosher certified operation. The toppings vary as to kosher status. If you would like to see Top This Chocolate become kosher certified, please contact us and let us know. Email Info@TopThisChocolate.com
Your “About Us” page mentions the founder is a USC alum but how does the company feel about cross-town rival UCLA?
The founder attended both UCLA and USC and loves them both.
UCLA provided a stellar education but USC got the mention because of the instrumental role it played in the development and launch of Top This Chocolate.
Is it true that chocolate is good for you?
Top This Chocolate officially makes no claims but there sure have been a lot of recent scientific studies on the subject.
Here are some articles that discuss the potential benefits including an article in Time Magazine in which five out of five experts recommended eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate for benefits including cardiovascular, blood pressure, anti-inflammatory and stress.
Should I Eat Dark Chocolate? - Time Magazine
To Improve a Memory, Consider Chocolate -New York Times
Is there a worldwide chocolate shortage? What will that do to prices?
Top This Chocolate reads a lot of chocolate industry news and for every headline we see about a shortage, we see an article about what farmers are doing about it, such as adopting more sustainable practices and planting trees with higher outputs. We think the media may be overreacting. However, demand for chocolate is rising all over the globe and it remains to be seen what will happen with prices. We are crossing our fingers that there is never a shortage of something as wonderful as chocolate.
Do you do corporate and large custom orders for special occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries?
Yes. We have done logos on chocolate bars and business cards, wedding favors, gender reveal chocolates and more. For more information, please contact us here or email us at: info@TopThisChocolate.com.