LAUGHING GULL CHOCOLATES COMBINES CHOCOLATE - THE FOOD OF THE GODS - WITH THE COMMUNITY IN ORDER TO TRULY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IN THE COMMUNITIES THAT PRODUCE OUR BELOVED CHOCOLATE

In The Beginning 

​​Laughing Gull Chocolates was conceived out of a long-standing love affair with chocolate, a fascination with the story of chocolate, and a desire to use chocolate as a vehicle for social change. 


Though born of a desire to change the world through chocolate, founder Lindsay Tarnoff soon discovered that she loved making chocolate as much as using it to change the world. Her motivation strengthened, Lindsay started sharing her chocolate passion through fun, educational workshops.


Nurtured with love and care in Rhode Island, with support from Hope & Main and the Social Enterprise Greenhouse, developed as an L3C (mission-based business), Laughing Gull Chocolates produces delicious, mouthwatering chocolate with a conscience. We use chocolate as a vehicle for greater social change. Today, Laughing Gull Chocolates are produced in Rochester, NY, with a market in the upstate area and in Rhode Island. 

Our Story