Corporate Overview




Profile Sunspire® Chocolates has perfected the craft of all natural and organic confections using alternative sweeteners and no preservatives, flavors, additives or trans fats. They have also developed many unique offerings for the bulk foods and baking categories for more than two decades.
Founded 1979
Ownership Acquired by nSpired™ Natural Foods in 1999
Company Principals Charles Lynch, Executive Chairman
Patrick Lee, President
Robin Robinson, Vice President Marketing
Marty Hagge, Vice President Sales
Tom Miner, Vice President Operations
Randy Sieve, Chief Financial Officer
Fred Tabacchi, Quality Assurance Manager
Products Sunspire:
  • Baking Products:
    • Dark Chocolate Baking Chips*
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Baking Chips* 
    • Peanut Butter Chips
    • Unsweetened Carob Baking Chips*
    • Vegan Carob Baking Chips*
    • White Chocolate Chips
  • Confections:
    • Caramels
    • Carob Almonds
    • Carob Peanuts
    • Carob Raisins
    • Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans
    • Dark Chocolate EarthBalls
    • FruitSource® Milk Chocolate Almonds
    • FruitSource® Milk Chocolate Maltballs
    • FruitSource® Milk Chocolate Raisins
    • FruitSource® Yogurt Almonds
    • FruitSource® Yogurt Maltballs
    • FruitSource® Yogurt Pretzel Crunchies
    • FruitSource® Yogurt Raisins
    • Milk Chocolate Almonds
    • Milk Chocolate Caramels
    • Milk Chocolate English Toffee
    • Milk Chocolate Peanuts
    • Milk Chocolate Pecan Caramels (Turtles)
    • Milk Chocolate Raisins
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Almonds
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Cocoa Dusted Almonds
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Coconut Haystacks
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Crunchy Peanut Clusters
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Jumpin Java
    • Organic Dark Chocolate Raisins
    • Organic Milk Chocolate Almonds
    • Organic Milk Chocolate Raisins
    • SUNDROPS® (plain) *
    • SUNDROPS (peanut) *
    • Yogurt Cinnamon Raisins
    • Yogurt Pretzels
Healthy Qualities
  • All natural – No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives
  • Certified organic offerings
  • No hydrogenated oils
  • Dairy-free and vegan ingredient options
  • Kosher OU-D
  • Services Branded Products and Industrial Ingredient Sales
    Distribution Available nationally at natural and health food stores including Whole Foods Market and Wild Oats Markets, and at many larger grocery chains.
    Innovations:
  • Industry leader for more than two decades in crafting natural and organic chocolate confections with alternative sweeteners including barley sweetener, rice syrup and evaporated can juice.
  • First to market organic chocolate chips and carob chips.
  • Created first white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips made without trans fats.
  • Marketers of FruitSource®, a patented fruit juice based sweetener that is used in the chocolate and yogurt coatings for several of the company’s best selling bulk candy items. Created SUNDROPS® candies, the natural alternative to M&Ms®.