Rockland’s Bixby Chocolate wins big award

Published: Jan. 24, 2022 at 7:12 PM EST
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ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) - A Rockland chocolate company has won a big award.

Kate McAleer calls herself the “Candy Queen.”

Bixby Chocolate’s Creme Brulee candy bar won a 2022 Good Food Award.

It’s a national competition, and Bixby Chocolate is the only winner from Maine.

The company imports its own beans from Central America and makes its own chocolate - the only “bean-to-bar” chocolatier in Maine.

McAleer says the award is a symbol of the company’s hard work.

”It’s good all around. It’s good for you, good for the environment, good for the people that are part of the growing process. It’s a true mark of excellence and a nationally-recognized logo, which is really exciting!” said McAleer.

She hopes to celebrate at the awards ceremony in San Francisco.

You can order your own award-winning chocolate bars at the shop in Rockland or online at

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