Michaela Dohnálková is the founder of Míšina čokoláda, a craft chocolate brand based in Prague. Her love for chocolate led her to discover “bean to bar” chocolate while living in Dublin, Ireland. Intrigued by the flavors of cacao and the craft of chocolate making, she started her own brand in 2015 upon returning to Prague. Using only the finest cocoa beans, she carefully sorts, roasts, grinds, and ages them in a melanger. Tempering the chocolate becomes an alchemical process where temperature control is crucial. The resulting tempered chocolate, when poured into moulds and hardened, shines beautifully and breaks with a satisfying crunch. The chocolates are not overly sweet and can surprise with flavors reminiscent of fruit, caramel, or nuts. By personally sourcing her cocoa beans and paying fair prices, Michaela prioritizes ethical production, avoiding cocoa plantations that exploit child labor.
We love the Míšina čokoláda chocolate moulds that depicts clusters of cacao pods, reflecting the design of the outer cardboard boxes. The artistic circles and lines on the moulds add a touch of complexity, foreshadowing the chocolate experience to come.
Michaela has collected over 50 awards at prestigious international competitions since 2017. Míšina čokoláda became the first Czech chocolate to receive the highest honor of three stars at the international gourmet competition, Great Taste Awards.
These accolades serve as a testament to Michaela’s commitment to maintaining the best possible quality and craftsmanship. With each award, Míšina čokoláda affirms that they are moving in the right direction and producing chocolates of exceptional quality.
We first connected in 2019, it took us four years to finally get a shipment of bars to Australia - it was worth the wait!