Artisan Chocolate Kitchen Ticket Chocolate Announces Purchase of San Francisco Confectioner Kika's Treats
Award-Winning Ticket Chocolate Set to Expand Confection Product Lines
By: Ticket Chocolate
Both Ticket and Kika's are well known for their artisan products. Kika's Treats has established a great legacy in Northern California over the past 12 years by creating award-winning, premium chocolate-covered confections using an array of natural, alternative sweeteners and non-GMO ingredients. Likewise, Ticket Chocolate has always been proud to use only the finest quality, locally-sourced ingredients to make the most delicious treats around.
Ticket Chocolate hand-crafts award-winning Hot Chocolate on a Stick, Chocolate Bars, S'mores Kits, Bark and other confections from fine Belgian couverture chocolate combined with the best spices, flavorings and ingredients. They have been recognized for two years in a row by the International Chocolate Salon in San Francisco with a Six Star Grand Master Award, rewarding the best chocolatiers and confectioners in America, and their products have been featured in national news media such as The Today Show and Magnolia Journal, Sunset, People and InStyle magazines, to name a few.
"This has been in the works for a couple of years," owner Tyler Geertsen stated. "In the end it was a great fit for both Ticket and Kika's founder Cristina Arantes. Both companies have the same mission of producing unique, hand-crafted confections for the specialty food and gift markets, and both companies were founded by two creative women entrepreneurs who grew up in South America with a shared love of cacao." Arantes added: "I am very happy to see Ticket Chocolate's commitment of taking Kika's Treats to the next level and preserving its original mission of sustainability. I couldn't have asked for a better fit."
With the expanded machinery involved in the sale, Ticket can now expand its' non-seasonal offerings. "We are very excited for what the future holds for Ticket Chocolate," followed Geertsen.
Tyler Geertsen, Owner