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February 02, 2017

Open for Business!

We're back up and running again and have some wonderful selections for Valentine's Day. Be sure to order early. We're making our beautiful chocolate hearts  again this year as fast as we can!
December 27, 2016

Our kitchen will be closed for renovations for 2 weeks

We're renovating our kitchen and will be closed for 2 weeks between Christmas Day and January 9th, 2017!


Thank you for visiting us and we'll see you back once we're back up and running!


January 22, 2015

January 18, 2015



Nuubia San Francisco brings its fine chocolates, confections, macarons and ice creams made exclusively from humanely-sourced ingredients direct to San Franciscans

San Francisco – January 19, 2015 Nuubia San Francisco, the world’s first confectioner committed to sourcing wildlife-friendly ingredients is pleased to announce the opening of its first San Francisco retail location, located in the city’s new culinary epicenter, the Market on Market. Aimed at providing San Franciscans a new standard for ultra-fine confections, fine chocolates, sipping chocolates, macarons and French ice creams, Nuubia’s mid-Market location will also serve as a platform to showcase the company’s conservation efforts.

"Conservation is at the core of Nuubia’s DNA,” said Nuubia CEO and Co-Founder Alexandra Saunders. “While we are extremely proud of the international awards head chocolatier Lionel Clement has garnered, we are even more proud that our commercial aspirations and operations benefit the preservation and protection of the planet. 

Previously only available to top chefs and fine hotels, the shining mid-Market location, with its warm walnut and copper tones will be the public’s first opportunity to buy Nuubia direct, elevating the standard of what San Francisco expects in fine chocolates. Nuubia will also be showcasing its acclaimed seasonal fruit gelées and 12 flavors of rich, dense French ice creams.

All Nuubia San Francisco’s ingredients are sourced completely palm oil-free to show that fine food producers can be vested in the protection of species, ecosystems and the planet. “We look forward to showing how wildlife ties in with sustainably-harvested fine ingredients and making these efforts known to others who passionately respect ecosystems, animals and humanity,” says Saunders. “We want to to demonstrate that ‘green’ in no way means a compromise in product quality.”

January 13, 2015

Nuubia San Francisco is the World’s First Confectioner to Commit to Sourcing Wildlife Friendly®

Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network Welcomes Nuubia San Francisco as Founding Corporate Network Member Proving People, Planet and Profit are Compatible
PRLog - Jan. 6, 2015 - SAN FRANCISCO -- San Francisco – January 6, 2015– The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network ( (WFEN), a global community dedicated to supporting products that conserve threatened wildlife and contribute to economic vitality for local communities, and Nuubia San Francisco (, an artisan chocolatier making fine confections hand crafted from precious, humanely sourced ingredients, are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership blending gourmet sustainably sourced fancy food with international conservation and development.

"We are thrilled and honored to join The Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network. Conservation is at the core of Nuubia’s DNA and we take great care that our commercial aspirations and operations benefit the preservation and protection of our planet,” said Nuubia CEO and Co-Founder Alexandra Saunders. “We look forward to partnering with other WFEN members who passionately respect ecosystems, animals and humanity. Working together we can make a difference in people’s lives with products that showcase efforts to protect endangered habitats, species and wild ecosystems."

“We met Alexandra and learned about Nuubia San Francisco at the Great Apes Summit and Wildlife Film Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last year,” said Julie Stein, Executive Director and co-Founder of Wildlife Friendly®.  “Her passion for sustainability from her choice of product packaging to her decision to source both Palm Oil and GMO free in her products was apparent. We are excited to work with Nuubia to protect Great Apes and other key wildlife and habitat around the world and to demonstrate once again that ‘green’ does not mean a compromise in product quality.  People, planet and profit are compatible.”

Nuubia San Francisco’s new retail location will open this month in the lobby of Twitter’s San Francisco headquarters. In addition to being a unique destination for ultra-fine confections, French macarons and ice creams, it will serve as a platform from which to show that fine food producers can be vested in the protection of species, ecosystems and the planet. To further expand consumer awareness, Nuubia San Francisco is also collaborating with the world famous San Diego Zoo, introducing zoo patrons to fine products that are made without the use of palm oil.

WFEN membership is open to businesses and non-governmental organizations who are committed to the WFEN mission and who actively contribute to Wildlife Friendly® business practices. This contribution may be through building Wildlife Friendly® supply chains, production, sourcing and selling Certified Wildlife Friendly® products, building increased awareness and demand with consumers, and implementing best practices for biodiversity conservation and business.

The WFEN advocates for the production of high quality goods and services around the world that deliver measurable improvements for wildlife in wild places and on private lands in between, by promoting community-level economic development and poverty reduction linking incentives and income opportunities to the adoption of conservation practices. By valuing local expertise in devising workable solutions and strategies WFEN recognizes that local investment is essential for the success of wildlife friendly enterprise.


About Nuubia Inc

Nuubia San Francisco is a fine artisan chocolatier located in the San Francisco Bay Area whose award-winning products produced with proprietary processes and techniques contain only Earth-friendly ingredients. The Company is committed to inspiring people to care about the planet, value the amazing ecosystems from which ingredients are derived and produce products that are congruent with respecting and preserving the natural environment. For more information visit:  Nuubia San Francisco (

About Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network

Certified Wildlife Friendly® and Predator Friendly® represent grassroots farmers, ranchers, artisans and conservation heroes from around the world including two World Bank Development Marketplace Award winners, a U.N. Equator Prize winner, leadership in the world’s marketplace for REDD Carbon Offsets, a Time Hero for the Planet, and a National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee. Certified Wildlife Friendly® products contribute to the conservation of over twelve million hectares of diverse wetlands, forests, and grasslands; protect keystone endangered species inAsia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, including the Snow Leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Spectacled Bear, and Wolf; and benefit over 200,000 people through increased food security, income and employment.  For more information visit:

Julie Stein
August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

Butter is Better: How to Avoid Palm Oil

Palm oil is in thousands of products under several names. It's the most heavily utilized vegetable oil in the world. Cultivated from fruit of oil palm trees, it's a highly efficient oil producer and found in nearly half of supermarket products from baked goods to cereals, margarine and cosmetics, not to mention industrial feedstock.  It's tough to avoid but its cultivation is creating one of the worst ecological disasters the world has known. 

Palm oil plantation developers destroy large areas of forest rich with biodiversity and essential for conservation and turn them into monocultures--growing only oil palm trees. They clear cut rain forests and sell the wood to finance the plantation for the three years it takes the planted oil palm trees to start bearing fruit. All the wildlife in this area is either threatened by the loss of its habitat or killed off for food or other uses. Great apes and elephants are particularly in danger because they are slow-moving and easy targets.

Responsibly, sustainably-farmed oil exists in theory, and the Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been formed but the problems are still rampant. There is no policing of their policies, the oil produced under its label caries a premium price and it probably only constitutes five percent of the world's palm oil production. Furthermore, unscrupulous producers can hide under the label of "responsibly farmed" but their production continues to be a disaster for elephants, tigers, and great apes.

Sumatran Rain Forest today:

The crisis is a complex issue but the best way to do your part is to start reducing your palm oil consumption by avoiding products using palm oil. Look for ones made with butter from pasture-raised cows or with cocoa butter. Nuubia San Francisco avoids the use of all palm oil products.


Educate yourself on the crisis palm oil is producing through some of these links: