Alaska Small Business Development Center

Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar

A Sweet Start to the Season for this North Pole Shop

Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar has swung open its doors to embrace the spirit of the season and offer extraordinary chocolate confections from the heart of North Pole. Under the creative and handcrafted touch of Melissa Sonnek, the shop welcomes chocolate lovers of all ages to relax by the warm and crackling fireplace, enjoy a hot cup of locally brewed coffee or homemade cocoa, and marvel at the whimsical chocolate fountain. For a magical experience, watch as fully customizable treats are made within the shop and browse mouth-watering boxed selections for friends and family. Also check out the shop’s special chagalate confections during your visit for a true treasure; there are few things sweeter and more remarkable than a treat chock full of antioxidants and health benefits.

Having 23 years of cookery under her belt, Sonnek was ready to turn her vision into reality, and she invited the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Fairbanks along on beginning her chocolate journey. She worked with business advisor, Alexis Fanelli, on business planning and projections, research, marketing, and navigating trademark processes and related legalities. From her imagination to your delightful reality and just in time to celebrate the season with festivity and flair.

“My advisor was crucial to the start-up and the creation of my business. She helped me overcome and manage hurdles, weed through paperwork and red tape, and navigate tough issues. She helped me in every aspect of starting my operation and kept me upbeat and positive every step of the way. I am forever grateful.”

With a touch of cheer and a sprinkle of charm, Mrs. Claws Chocolate Bar is sure to offer not just unique and Alaskan products, but lasting memories as well. To experience the magic, visit the shop at 771 Badger Road in North Pole, suite 140, place an order through their
website, or see what is new and give them your pawprint of approval on their Facebook page.