By Jason Vander Griendt

January 2, 2024 at 11:30 pm

If you’re a passionate or artisan creator who is looking for a company to help you design or manufacture custom molds for chocolate you’ve come to the right place!

We can help you create custom molds in a variety of materials that will add a unique flair to your chocolates.

Let’s dive into the world of custom chocolate molds and see how together we can design and create durable molds, at an affordable price, that will add a personal touch to every chocolatey masterpiece you sell.

Understanding the Creation of Unique Chocolate Molds

Bespoke or custom molds, as the name suggests, allow you to design chocolates that carry your signature style.

Create high quality chocolates in any shape you can imagine, from bars, to squares, to hearts, nature-inspired designs, or hi-tech sci-fi creations, anything you can dream up we can bring to life for you.

Alternatively, you might just want to make batches of chocolates in the shape of your logo or in a mold designed explicitly for your business that shares your business details.

This type of design can be intriguing for your intended customer audience, helping them remember your business details and helping you sell many more chocolates.

Why Polycarbonate or Metal Chocolate Molds are Worth the Price

A bespoke polycarbonate chocolate mold

When it comes to chocolate molds, some materials stand out more than others, particularly polycarb and metal.

High quality, food grade polycarbonate or metal chocolate molds are a form of injection mold frequently used for their rigid structure, durability and ability to capture the tiniest of details, ensuring a superior finish on your final product.

They are a bit more expensive initially but are high quality, and if treated well they can last almost indefinitely. Because of this their durability makes them a wise investment for your business – pay once now and use them for years to come as you watch your bank accounts continue to grow!

Silicone Chocolate Molds Vs. Polycarbonate Or Metal Molds

If you’re looking for a more affordable option, silicone molds are a great choice. Due to their flexible nature, however, they’re not well suited to producing very fine details. Conversely, because of their flexibility they can be used to create various designs that polycarb or metal molds cannot, as you can literally peel your chocolates out of the molds due to their malleability.

The catch though is that chocolates made with silicone molds don’t have the same flawless finish as their polycarbonate or metal mold counterparts. So, while you might save some money on the initial mold, if your business relies on selling a premium look or experience, or you need very high levels of consistency, then you will be better placed spending a bit more money getting higher quality, more durable and precise molds manufactured in the first place.

A custom ordered silicon chocolate mold

The Process For Crafting Custom Chocolate Molds

Now we’re at the exciting part – creating your own bespoke chocolate molds! It might sound like a complex process, but this type of manufacturing work is what we do all day, every day. With the right set of tools, a little patience and a lot of industry experience, we can help you create beautiful chocolates at home or in the factory easily and stress-free. Here’s how it works:

  1. Decide On Your Design: Begin by deciding on the design for your mold. This could be your brand logo, initials, or any unique pattern or shape that you’d like. Fine details matter so get specific! You can sketch out your designs, or show us examples of what you’d like to create from the world around you.
  2. CAD Design Creation: Injection molds require CAD designs. In this step we create a computer aided model of your intended design.
  3. Testing Your Mold: It’s important to do a test run of the mold before you decide to sell your chocolates. Creating a few test chocolates can help you check for any potential errors or improvements you’d like to make before the final mold is manufactured. We can 3D print a test mold for you from the CAD design before a final, long-lasting mold is made.
  4. Create an Injection Mold: Once the CAD design is approved we use it to manufacture an injection mold. This step is crucial, as the mold we create now will be the base for your chocolates.
  5. Begin Production: Once you received the final mold/s you’re ready to start production. Happy chocolate making!

How Long Does It Take to Make a Custom Chocolate Mold?

You might be wondering, “How long does it take to make a chocolate mold?” Because we have a remote, dispersed team and manufacturing facilities around the world, we can work to almost any schedule you’d like. Typically if you allow 2 – 4 weeks to go through all the above processes that should be plenty of time and will leave some buffer to account for any challenges along the way.

Creating custom molds according to your specific needs isn’t as daunting as it might sound. We’ll be here helping you every step of the way. With a bit of effort, we can help you can make chocolates that are not just delicious, but also reflective of your creativity.

A custom metal mold for chocolates

The Impact of Custom Molds on Your Chocolate Business

Incorporating custom molds into your chocolate-making process can significantly enhance your company’s image and reputation. It’s an investment that goes beyond the price tag, and will continue paying dividends for years into the future in terms of brand identity, uniqueness and of course, chocolate sales!

If you’d like to talk more about the process or start getting some chocolate molds created, give us a call today on 1-888-202-2052 or send us a quote request now!

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Jason Vander Griendt

Jason Vander Griendt is a Mechanical Engineering Technician with years of experience working at major companies such as SNC Lavalin Inc, Hatch Ltd. Siemens and Gerdau Ameristeel. He is the CEO of JCAD – Inc., a company he started in 2006 after seeing a gap in the market for businesses who could assist clients through the entire product design and manufacturing process.

Jason has been featured in Forbes, has had his businesses analyzed and discussed in multiple start-up books, was a previous winner of the Notable8 Digital Innovator of the year award, and is a regular guest on business panels and podcasts. Email Jason at, or follow him on LinkedIn.

Images of molds in this article are for demonstrative purposes only and were created with machine assistance.

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