FCIA Fine Chocolate Glossary


A person, manufacturer, or business who produces sweets from sweeteners such as sugar, which may include other ingredients such as cocoa, nuts, and fruit. The scale at which they work can range from artisanal to commercial, with differences in the balance between art and science.

Examples for products that are made by confectioners include, but are not limited to, candies, chocolate bonbons, pralines, jellies, pate de fruit, brittles, marshmallows, cakes, and cookies.

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Entry added: June 19, 2022
Verified on: September 14, 2023

Authored by

Selassie Atadika, Chef and Founder Midunu Chocolates


Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectione, 2nd edition,” Greweling, Peter P. and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), Wiley, August 1, 2019

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