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Black Dinah Chocolatiers

For years, Kate Shaffer made chocolate confections in her home kitchen on the tiny coastal Maine island of Isle au Haut (population: 73). Kate sold her chocolates - made with local Maine cream and butter, and fruits, herbs and edible flowers from Maine farmers - to her neighbors and visitors to the island. As her reputation spread so did demand, leading to the birth of Black Dinah Chocolatiers: a full-scale candy company named for a local Isle au Haut mountain peak. With a tasting room in coastal Blue Hill and a factory and store in Westbrook (just east of Portland), Black Dinah is a very Maine chocolate company. Once you try Kate’s treats, it’ll be your main chocolate company, too.