About & Shop Update
Passion. Dedication. Love.
Codinha Chocolate is an artisan chocolatier based in beautiful Los Angeles. Combining French techniques with Filipino flair, our line of confections truly reflect a love for high-quality, artistic, and ridiculously delicious chocolates. We believe in passion, hard work, and that eating chocolate leads to happiness.
Our bonbons are hand-crafted in small batches, taking three days for completion. From polishing to tempering to shelling to piping, every single bonbon and confection is done by hand. We draw from the finest cacao, and take our time to ensure that every creation is well balanced, memorable, and delicious.
Please note: All products created in a kitchen that also processes tree nuts, nuts, dairy, soy, and wheat. Items may contain trace amounts.
A Word from Tina Codinha,
Chocolatier & Creator
The truth is this has been a dream of mine since 2008. Ever since I asked myself, “What makes me happy?” and decided that the pursuit of chocolate was it.My life completely changed because of chocolate, and I’ve never worked harder for anything else! Like ever!
I’ve had the honor of working and learning under some of the best in the industry: Jacques Torres, Melissa Coppel, and the pastry kitchens of Aria, Bellagio, and The Wynn Las Vegas. Codinha Chocolate is truly a labor of love, a passion, and my way of saying, “Hello there friend, here’s some happiness.”
I’d like to extend gratitude to my first mentor, Chef Mark Blaauboer (RIP), for believing in me always and encouraging me to chase my dreams early on. To every chef who extended their knowledge and mentorship. To my close inner circle for the unwavering support since day 1. And to my husband, Bruno: the best husband, teammate, co-owner I could ever ask for, whom I would never have met without chocolate.
*UPDATE as of 8/2023:
A most sincere thank-you to everyone who has supported this dream of mine since the beginning. Codinha Chocolate is on pause for the time being. I fully believe that everything comes together in the right place and time; for right now, my family and other creative pursuits are calling. It has been a tremendous 3 years, and I am so proud of what we've accomplished and all the people who got to experience true chocolate happiness :)
See you all around in the future. In the meantime, you can still find me on social media, @codinhachocolate, as I continue mentoring, teaching, and speaking on all things chocolate. And if you're an aspiring chocolatier, chocolate entrepreneur, or need a chocolate friend, I would love to support you! Cheers!-Tina