Head Chocolatier and Co-Owner of ACC, Carley Snider once worked at a tourist getaway in the heart of the Weminuche Wilderness, along the upper section of the Animas River.
One day while exploring, Carley stumbled upon an old, worn, leather recipe book. The book contained old family recipes for truffles and other assorted chocolates. Always interested in baking, as well as being her own boss, the seed for Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company was planted…
Who We Are
Animas Chocolate & Coffee Company is a Durango, Colorado based chocolate company dedicated to creating high quality, handcrafted chocolate bars, truffles & caramels, chocolate covered potato chips, chocolate bark, hot chocolate and more.
Creating both fine chocolate confections and bean-to-bar chocolate, our goal is to create an experience in chocolate that you thoroughly enjoy, no matter your taste, style or interest.
The river is where it all started…
La Rio de las Animas Perdidas, The River of Lost Souls, is the foundation and inspiration of ACC, and is truly the lifeblood of Durango and Southwest Colorado. This documentary tells some of the history, ecology and stories that surround one of the last free flowing rivers in the west.
To truly understand the meanings and nomenclature of our products, is to truly understand the Animas River. The complete documentary is available for purchase here.