Bixby & Co.
Kate McAleer founded Bixby Chocolate in December 2011 (almost 2012). Kate’s passion is chocolate, and she is a socially responsible business owner who is very supportive of her local Maine community of Rockland. Her life experiences have shaped every aspect of the Bixby Chocolate manufacturing company. Kate’s strong relationships with her family and her community have been the inspiration for her recipes. She is also motivated by leading an active, health-conscious lifestyle.
All Bixby products are manufactured in a 125-year-old former ice plant located on a working marina in Rockland, ME, on Maine’s mid-coast. Over time, Bixby has been restoring this historic building. Bixby Chocolate’s innovations include producing its own chocolate straight from the cocoa bean for several new bean-to-bar chocolate bars, and its newly created chocolate bonbons, chocolate nibs and chocolate-covered coffee beans.