Watch the students handmaking the chocolates in their video below!
GENESEO — If you were out catching some sun on Main Street Saturday afternoon, chances are you also caught the sight of a passerby munching on dark chocolate. That’s because Five North, a chocolate start-up created from the ground up by SUNY Geneseo students, just put on their first sales launch at Main Street’s Touch of Grayce.
The group, who crafted the chocolate the week leading up to the event, managed to sell out within a few hours. The turnout apparently caught them by surprise.
“We came in with 115 bags of chocolate,” said Ben Conard, founder of Five North. “The support we received from the town and student community was just overwhelming.”
Carol Long, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, stopped in for a treat of homemade chocolate.
The three flavors of dark chocolate sold at the event were goji berry, chia seed, and pistachio. The chocolate came in 1oz, 2oz, and 4oz bags in a unique cube form.
Five North’s focus is on providing the healthiest chocolate possible while informing customers about social issues attached to chocolate production. You can visit their Facebook page here.
The start-up began last year as part of the Entrepreneurship program taught by Dr. Judith Albers at SUNY Geneseo. Students are encouraged to take on business ideas and develop them into working companies.
Watch Five North create their chocolates: