Chicago Artizen is a holistic culinary company, focused on hand-crafted gourmet chocolates that tantalize the palate and eco-friendly and socially conscious practices that satisfy the soul. People tell us they "can’t get enough", but we’ll let you decide. If you have a passion for nourishing the soul with food and being mindful of our role in the world, you’ve come to the right place for sharing.
Elsie Lindgren, Owner Everyone loves my husband’s nuts! Seriously, his chocolate nuts have turned even chocolate non-believers into devout chocoholics. Everyone who has tasted these chocolates has a story of their first bite (and a pun) . Our devout chocaholic family's longing for a new batch, the constant gentle demands and encouragement and a a little luck, have convinced us to share our passion with the world.
As co-founder of Chicago Artizen, I maintain the business and the brand: a holistic, gourmet chocolate company with guiding principles of sustainability and environmentally conscious practices. From our handcrafted nuts to infused chocolates, you are sure to find something that fits your lifestyle. Perfect for gifting, sharing or as an everyday treat, I am here to help you find exactly what you’re looking for - and keep you coming back for more!
Aaron Lindgren, Culinary Artisan To me, food is about more than just taste. It’s a nostalgic feeling that transports you to a time and place where you can just enjoy that moment. It’s the sights, smells and flavors that bring back the memory of a carefree, child-like state of mind. I create food to connect with people in this moment and make each and every experience memorable and leaves you longing for more. As an artisan craftsman, I took the road less traveled by honing my craft under the tutelage of Chef Jim Graham a student of Mason DuChocolat, being a chocolatier and pastry chef for Chef Charlie Trotter, and working with Donald Wressel, Captain of the US Gold Metal Cu De Mond team. I hope you can taste that passion and experience in every bite. It’s the same passion - for people, for life and for creating enjoyment - that inspires me to attempt crafting food as the language to communicate it!