At Our Core, We Strive for the Highest Standards of Quality & Traditional Craftmanship
We’re a local business, and Vermont is a wonderful place to build relationships with other small producers and companies. We source local foods as much as possible, which reflects mostly within all the dairy and maple products we use in our confections.
We employ direct-trade practices for sourcing food. When we cannot buy local food, we make sure that the source is sustainable, ethical and most importantly, delicious.
We’re a small, handcrafted, chocolate company. Our small-scale model allows us to put a lot of love and care into every bite of sweetness created in our kitchen.
Meet our Founder
Emma Rose is Rosie’s chocolatier and Founder. She has cultivated a life-long passion for the culinary arts and having lived in Vermont for most of her life, she deeply values healthy eating and sustainability.
It was her first encounter with fine Belgium confections that opened her eyes to the wonders of authentic, high-quality chocolate…after traveling across the country to study the art of chocolate and confection making with European masters, she decided to turn this new-found obsession into her career.
Her mission is to create chocolates that are sure to satisfy your need for the sweet, crunchy & creaminess we all love…without the additives and preservatives. Local, GMO-free and direct-trade ingredients are at the core of Rosie’s Confections.
From Inspiration & Heartbreak, to Prosperity
Emma Rose, (left) & Paul Rose (right)
Paul Rose was Emma Rose’s father and mentor. Together they ventured into the cannabis industry back in 2018, with a desire to be part of the amazing revolution that was taking place, de-stigmatizing the incredible healing plant; cannabis. Throughout their business venture, Paul instilled in Emma the drive and knowledge to start her own entrepreneurial journey with a solid mindset.
Through the many obstacles they faced building a business in CBD, Paul did not give up on his dream for a single day. He was a force of nature, always willing to inspire and empower the ones around him.
The Rose family lost Paul to cancer in December 2019.
After losing Paul, the Rose family embarked on a journey to realize his dream of building an amazing family-run, CBD business.
We started a CBD edibles company, with clean, infused products. Rosie’s Confection is the outcome of a strong desire to create a guilt-free indulgence, an intention for creative, artisan confections, and a deep-rooted love for the use of cannabis and its connection to the human body.
Rosie’s Confections was born amidst the craziness of a global pandemic. Forced to find other ways of selling products than supplying stores and restaurants/cafes, we streamlined our focus via-online first. In the summer of 2020, we were also blessed with the opportunity to participate in the Farmer’s markets of Vermont and establish ourselves with our local community as well as make enough sales to hold us over the summer months.
We realigned our business to focus on high-quality, artisanal chocolates and candies made with clean ingredients and social responsibility.
We decided to reorient ourselves from just CBD edibles to ethical chocolate in order to magnify our ability to grow and have a significant impact on both the chocolate and cannabis industry as separate commodities.
We opened our first Shop!
In early 2021 we found a perfect little retail location that is now Rosie’s Market & Cafe, located in the charming town of Winooski. Since our Grand Opening on Easter weekend, we have expanded our offerings to specialty coffee drinks, local pastries, ice cream, CBD products, cookies and more!
Rosie’s Market & Café
Our coffee and chocolate shop, located in the charming town of Winooski, is run by the youngest Rose sister Lydia.
After receiving her Aviation Degree from Vermont Technical College, Lydia decided to embark on the family’s entrepreneurial journey and has been an invaluable team member ever since. She can be found at the shop most of the time serving coffee, pastries & chocolates and is the pillar of our very first brick and mortar location!
Beloved in the community, Lydia has an eye for detail and uncanny ability to charm the most difficult of customers! She ensures that your experience at Rosie’s is warm and welcoming every time.
Emma Rose (left), Cella Rose (right)
Owned by Women, Run by Women
Three generations of badass women make up the framework of Rosie’s Confections. The Rose family has a rich & dynamic history of entrepreneurship, art, hard-work, and a deep-rooted passion for learning and growth.
Three generations are coming together and creating a company built on the wisdom of the past, and a vision for a better future.
Rosie’s sees a future where the simple act of purchasing a product, can serve as a way to advocate for a better world. Where transparency and corporate social responsibility is an element consumers demand from their food sources, and the technology for businesses to provide that is efficient, affordable, and easy to implement. We promise to prioritize these factors in the groundwork of our practice.
Thea (left), Emma, and Claire (right)
Emma became fond of working with chocolate when along her culinary journey, she attended a weekend-long masterclass on the art of making chocolate from bean to bonbon. The magical transformation from this fruit to the endless possibilities that chocolate confections hold captured her heart and inspired the creation of Rosie’s Confections.
Using her creativity and skill for the craft, Emma leads her team of chocolatiers with passion and strong values.
“A lot of care, patience and hard work goes into making our confections and I am so proud of my team for consistently producing some of the best chocolate you can find in Vermont! We are constantly evolving our craft and finding new ways to ‘wow’ our fans through innovative art and flavor.”
~ Head Chocolatier, Emma Rose
There is a dire need for better and more sustainable practices in the chocolate and food industries. More than just creating a product that tastes good and feels great in your body, we aim at offering guilt-free indulgence. We are conscientious of where we source our ingredients and the effect it has on all the lives involved in their supply chain.