In 1995, our founder, Bob Ross – a chocolate lover for years- was diagnosed with diabetes. Even though he now had to avoid eating sugars, Bob was determined to continue enjoying chocolate: Bob set out to create a premium chocolate without any added sugar to it.
Based in his home in Scotch Creek, BC, Bob worked to find the perfect combination of cocoa beans, cocoa butter, and a diabetes-safe sweetener to make premium diabetes-friendly milk and dark chocolate. In 1998, Ross Chocolates began marketing No Sugar Added Chocolate bars for diabetics and others wishing to eliminate sugars from their diet.
Ross Chocolates quickly became popular and we’ve shipping millions of bars across North America and the world. For 17 years, Bob continued to create new flavour combinations, eventually having 9 flavours of chocolate bars available.
In 2015, Bob Ross reluctantly retired from chocolate making and Ross Chocolates was bought by a group of chocolate lovers who moved the production facility from Scotch Creek to a larger, fully automated facility in Port Coquitlam, BC. Ross Chocolates has grown from a small chocolate operation in Bob’s kitchen into one of North America’s leading makers of No Sugar Added chocolate.
Today, Ross Chocolates continues creating the wonderful chocolate that Bob Ross always made. We have also created a new Stevia-sweetened line of chocolate to create new offerings that are even easier on blood sugar levels than our original bars. In the true spirit of our founder, we continue to develop new No Sugar Added chocolate treats for diabetics and other striving to eliminate sugar from their lives.