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Our Vision

The Oakland Chocolate Company will make delicious fine flavored chocolate using Jamaican beans exclusively to help Jamaican farmers get their chocolate better known. We will never use cocoa beans that are produced by exploiting worker labor.


Our Team
In California:
Oakland: Nancy Nadel, chocolatier, chocolate maker and Manager. Nancy has been making chocolate since 2007. She took a class with Terry Richardson of Richardson Researches and fell in love with the product and process. She started the Oakland Chocolate Company after taking the class. After retiring from politics, Nancy bought her own space for chocolate making. She sold at Farmers Markets and retailers.  Since Covid, she now sells via website and to order only. She has won many awards from the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon (Taste TV) for her confections.


In Jamaica:


 Desmond Jadusingh, owner of Bachelors Hall Farm, with his new fermenting boxes. Bachelors Hall is a 300 acre farm, meticulously pruned and free of chemicals. Desmmond is on the Board of the Jamaican Cocoa Farmers Association. He is proud of his fine-flavored cocoa beans, continuously improving the farm, and excited about all the chocolate makers who receive awards for confections made with his beans internationally.




Kingston: Dr. Dwight E. Robinson, advisor,
Prof. UWI, Integrated Pest Management and Principal, JamOrganix