Our History

Chelsea Chocolates was started in 1995 by two friends Gail & Sharon, with a desire to create “melt in your mouth” chocolates using fresh cream, butter, high quality ingredients and the finest Belgian chocolate. 

In 2010, John and Laurie Thompson bought Chelsea Chocolates, located in Craighurst, Oro-Medonte, just outside Barrie ON.

Becoming small business owners was a steep learning curve for the couple, but one filled with excitement and joy as they expanded and improved Chelsea Chocolates over the years.

We had a wonderful adventure in owning and growing the business,” enthuses Laurie.


In 2020, John & Laurie decided it was time to retire and move West to be close to family. In September, Dan and Kathy Barber & Megan & Jason Leigh met John & Laurie and immediately felt a connection with them. We began the process of taking over the business and the baton was officially passed to us January 1, 2021. 

It was our intention to continue the great tradition of creating melt in your mouth handmade Belgian chocolates. 

Chelsea Chocolates…new owners…new location…same great chocolate.

Welcome to Chelsea Chocolates

Dan, Kathy, Megan & Jason

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