Meet Our Team

Another Addition to the Chocomize Team


What’s hotter than summer 2010? Jim Brown. Whats hotter than Jim Brown? Chocomize would like to introduce summer intern Ryan Sudeck. Ryan is breaking the trend here in the office, as he is currently a student at Stanford University. While not enjoying the California sunshine, he enjoys rowing for Stanford’s Heavyweight team, playing golf and eating. Today is actually Ryan’s birthday and he is looking forward to lighting the candle atop his Happy Birthday Bar to a perfectly in-tune rendition of “Happy Birthday” from the rest of the guys here at Chocomize. Ryan is excited to be a part of Chocomize and looks forward to learning from everyone else here while contributing to Chocomize’s growing success.

Addition to the Chocomize Team


What’s hotter than summer 2010? Chocomize would like to introduce summer intern Jim Brown to the staff. Jim hails from Valley Forge, PA and is a member of the Columbia Lightweight Rowing Team and Malta Boat Club on historic Boathouse Row on the Schuylkill River. Aside from enjoying time here at Chocomize and rowing, Jim spends time playing with his dog Rosie and going to the Jersey Shore with friends in the summer. His first custom chocolate bar creation featured peanut butter drops and cranberries and hopefully he will bring some enthusiastic energy to the already hard-working Chocomize team.

Eric Heinbockel

Eric Heinbockel is one of the founders of Chocomize. Eric is a native of New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon and most recently New Jersey. Eric graduated from Columbia University in 2008 with a B.A. in Political Science. Eric’s studies were focused on International Relations with special interest in the foreign and domestic politics of China and the Post Soviet States. In addition to his Political Science coursework Eric also has a background in Accounting and Economics. During his time at Columbia Eric was a member of the Varsity Lightweight Rowing Team. Eric’s work experience prior to starting Chocomize has mostly focused on sales, with internships at a software company and structured finance firm. Eric enjoys Opera, Rainbow Six Las Vegas for xBox and most of all Chocomize Chocolate! If you have ordered from Chocomize you more than likely received a loving, hand written note from Eric! If you have any questions or comments about Chocomize you can reach Eric via email-



Get to Know the Chocomize Team

Meet the founders- Many of you have gotten a chance in these last few weeks to know and love This week our blog will focus on telling you a little bit about each of our founders so you can learn to know and love them as well! These blogs will let you see the people behind the scenes. The guys who not only came up with this great concept but also work hard to make your delicious chocolate!

Nick at the Head of the Charles

A belated congratulations to Nick LaCava and the US Rowing Lightweight National Team on their stellar performance at the annual Head of the Charles Rowing Regatta in Boston Massachusetts. As many of you know Nick LaCava is one of the founding members of the Chocomize team. In addition to his job as a dedicated chocolatier Nick is a member of the United States National Rowing Team. Earlier this year Nick participated in the World Rowing Championships in Poland. Nick and the Lightweight Mens National team earned a well deserved victory in the Lightweight Eights category at the famed regatta. Each year thousands of rowers and party goers line the shores of the Charles river which divides Cambridge from Boston. Never one to miss an opportunity to expound upon the virtues of Chocomize chocolate Nick spent his free hours handing out Chocomize sample bars to regatta contestants and spectators alike. Nick says the chocolate was a huge success and word spread quickly at the regatta that there was delicious chocolate to be had! Congratulations again to Nick and the US Rowing National team from Chocomize staff and fans.

Check out the winning boat below:

hocr 2009 win