10 Chocolate Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to peel back the foil to look at my 10 best chocolate affiliate programs to savour in 2021. It probably goes without saying but chocolate is an extremely prized and popular treat for billions pf people worldwide with many of them looking to purchase it for all manner of reasons and enjoyments. There are a number of sub niche possibilities here as well so with a little work, this could be one that can be turned into quite a nice little sea change funding online business.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let's have a look at what I mean by the term ‘Chocolate' and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by chocolate?

So, if I had written this post 50 years or so ago I would have discussed the use of chocolate as a treat on its own or as an inclusion in numerous cake and dessert recipes to temp the taste buds. This is still the case, however in more recent times chocolate has taken on a whole new area of interest for many who like to enjoy vegan and dairy free options as well as savoring gourmet and rare delicacies from far-flung places. Oh, and parents like to make it at home with their kids too.

For the purposes of this post then I am going to try and cover all aspects of the massive chocolate market (over 300,000 online searches per month) to see if we can find a portion of it that you could make into a nice little online business. This could include chocolate affiliate program options covering:

  • General chocolate
  • Specific types
  • Gourmet and specialty
  • Vegan and dairy free

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to making money with chocolate online… So, if you are looking to set up an online business in this space, let's check them out below.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - chocolate box

What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to chocolate. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over chocolate related affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get a nice block for a nice price. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Hard core chocolatiers and aficionados will not take risks if they don't trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing as a new chocolate making hobby will need to know exactly what they need and that the products you are promoting will fit in with their requirements. Make sure your programs can provide the products to back up the information that you are covering.

That said, stats show that people will spend money on chocolate and its related products online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let's have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

1. Chocolate.org

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolate.org

Let's start with a massive chocolate sales, subscription and recipe site in Chocolate.org. This site has options for every chocolate need including:

  • Seasonal needs
  • Special occasions
  • Collections
  • Dietary needs

The list above really doesn't do the site justice however there really is something there for everyone with options for gifts and gift baskets as well. And as mentioned above, there is also a “Chocolate of the Month” Club subscription too.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolate.org blurb

This is a great site for affiliates as it allows you to cover all aspects of chocolate in the one spot. In addition to this, they also offer a large range of chocolate based recipes and make at home options as well.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolate.org affiliate

Commission Rate: 12%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 9 Months

Application required?: Yes, Chocolate.org's affiliate program is managed by either Avantlink, Rakuten or Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account with one of these programs then for the Chocolate.org affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links


2. Sephra

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sephra

Now we look at another site that just screams chocolate called Sephra. The site is based on commercial chocolate fountains and home fondue sets and incorporates absolutely everything to do with them and so much more. There really is so much on the site that I couldn't even begin to list it all here however their main categories include:

  • Commercial and home fountains and parts
  • Waffle, crepe and pancake products, mixers, bakers and equipment
  • Chocolate beverage equipment including blenders and hot chocolate dispensers
  • Chocolate melters and sauce dispensers
  • Nutella dispensers
  • Chocolate for all of the above
  • Sauces, syrups, dipping items and sprinkles for all of the above
Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sephra stripe

There is definitely enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around as there are good options for both the home and professional user as well as those dealing with catering/dessert type sites as well. There is also a great blog incorporating recipes, information and cooking tuition too.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sephra affiliate

Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes, Sephra's affiliate program is managed by either Pepperjam or Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account with one of these programs then for the Sephra affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Customized banners, ad texts, dynamic banners, data feed and coupon codes


3. Jackie's Chocolate Shop

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Jackies Chocolate Shop home

Jackie's Chocolate Shop promote themselves as “America’s favorite chocolate subscription” operating a very large chocolate shop of over 300+ options within the following categories:

  • Milk Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Sugar Free Chocolate

All of which are available as individual treats and/or box sets. And for those in the greater candy or confectionery niches, they also have:

  • Assortments
  • Bark
  • Candy
  • Candy Slices
  • Caramels
  • Fudge
  • Malt Balls
  • Nonpareils
  • Nuts
  • Taffy & Nougat
  • Toffee & Brittle
  • Truffles
Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Jackies Chocolate Shop chocolate boxes

There is definitely enough here to build an affiliate marketing site around and as with the site above, they also offer a subscription service. The advantage here though is that they pay commissions on the entire period of the payment not just the first month.

Commission Rate: 15%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Jackie's Chocolate affiliate program is managed by Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Jackie's Chocolate affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


4. Emily's Chocolate

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Emily's

Our next site is Emily's Chocolate. The Emily's family has been “making quality chocolate treats made with the very best ingredients” for over 20 years with a nice range of kosher chocolate covered nut, sweet and fruit options including:

  • Almonds
  • Bark
  • Caramels
  • Blueberries
  • Cashews
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Espresso Beans
  • Hazelnuts
  • Macadamias
  • Pecans
  • Peppermint
  • Raisins
  • Strawberries

All of which are available covered in white, milk and dark chocolate. Oh, and they also have chocolate fortune, graham and sandwich cookies too.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Emily's stripe

There is probably not enough here to base a full generalist chocolate business around however it would make great addition to any site based on chocolate, entertainment, gifts or even to do with kosher products as well.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Emily's affiliate

Commission Rate:

  • 10% commission on all sales
  • 11% commission on monthly sales $2501-$5000
  • 12% commission on monthly sales $5001+

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes, the Emily's Chocolates affiliate program is managed by Pepperjam. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Emily's Chocolates affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banner and coupons


5. Octo Chocolate

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Octo Chocolate

For this next site we step away from the more ‘traditional' purveyors of chocolate starting with Octo Chocolate. Based in Poland, Octo Chocolate provides access to a variety of ‘organic craft vegan chocolate goods' including:

  • ‘One Bites' – chocolate squares with nuts and fruits
  • Spreads
  • Chocolate blocks and bars
  • Dragees – chocolate covered fruits, nuts and ginger
  • Chocolate boxes and sets
  • Raw Cocoa

All products are free from artificial colours, MSG, Dairy, Gluten, Lecithin and Soy. Each product only uses up to 6 ingredients “concentrating on giving you quality time after time”.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Octo Chocolate products

This site is probably not one that you would build an entire affiliate marketing business around however it would be a great companion/add on to just about any vegan or dairy free related niche possible.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Octo Chocolate affiliate

Commission Rate: 8%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, the Octo Chocolates affiliate program is managed by Affiliate Future. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Octo Chocolate affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

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6. Sacred Chocolate

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sacred Chocolate

Sacred Chocolate was founded in 2006 by a raw chocolate pioneer, David Wolfe and offers a small range of chocolate products that are “slowly stone ground below 115 degrees Fahrenheit from bean to bar and hand poured and hand wrapped” including:

  • Easter Bunnies
  • Hearts
  • Mini Hearts
  • Rectangles
  • Love Bundles
  • Couverture
  • Nut Butters
  • Nibs, Beans, Paste, Butter & Powder
  • Supplements

As with the site above, all products are certified organic, certified vegan (except for one product), certified kosher, carbon balanced and manufactured in a 100% renewable energy factory in California.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sacred Chocolate products

Again, there is not enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around however their offerings would certainly be a great addition to any vegan, kosher, sustainability, chocolate or desert niche. There is also a fantastic range of free materials and a blog to assist you with post ideas and reviews and well as extra information for your readers.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Sacred Chocolate affiliate

Commission Rate: 10% plus

  • 4% on sales of affiliates you sign up
  • 1% on sales of affiliates they sign up

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information as part of the application.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


7. Chocolab

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolab

Now, for those looking to send the gift of chocolate for whatever occasion suits, our next option is Chocolab. The site offers a massive range of personalized chocolate gifts such as:

  • Message Chocolates
  • Photo Chocolates
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Chocolate Pizzas
  • Chocolate Coated
  • Vegan
  • Adult 18+
  • Love
  • Chocolate Figures

As mentioned above, these options can be chosen for any purpose or for special holiday needs such as:

  • Covid Gifts
  • Father’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Halloween
  • Christmas
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Wedding
  • Anniversary
  • Corporate
Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolab products

This would make a great addition to any chocolate related site aimed at professionals and hobbyists alike as well as a those working with gifts or focused on any of the holiday options listed above.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Chocolab affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, You will need to enter personal and email information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners


8. Love Cocoa

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Love Cocoa

Created by the great great great grandson of John Cadbury, Love Cocoa is a UK based chocolate gift related site with a purpose of “making great tasting chocolate bars… in a way that's loved by you, the planet, and its people”. Their focus is on luxury chocolate boxes and gifts with a range including:

  • Chocolate Bars
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Hampers
  • Hot Chocolate and Nibbles
  • ‘Boozy' Chocolate Treats and Tipples (Alcohol laced chocolate)

Apart from its fine chocolate offerings, the site also prides itself on its sustainable practices with programs such as planting one tree for every chocolate bar sold.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Love Cocoa products

As with the site above, this one would make a great add on for those working directly within the chocolate niche or just about any other gift, special occasion or holiday option as well. It could even work for anyone looking for additions to an eco-friendly business too.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Love Cocoa affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – Love Cocao’s affiliate program is managed by AWIN. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the Love Cocoa affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners


9. Fine Chocolate Club

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Fine Chocolate Club

Now let's check out some chocolate subscription sites starting with Fine Chocolate Club. Like most other subscription sites around, Fine Chocolate Club offers a range of monthly chocolate box options dependent upon price and preferences including:

  • Bulk bar boxes
  • ‘Chocolate Tasting' boxes
  • Gift boxes

Chocolates are manufactured by selected farmers the world over.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Fine Chocolate Club process

Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any chocolate related site especially as a great gift idea or for within the special occasion or fine chocolate niches.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Fine Chocolate Club affiliate

Commission Rate: $5 per subscription sold

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, Fine Chocolate Club's affiliate program is managed by Share-a-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Fine Chocolate Club affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners


10. Mystery Chocolate

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Mystery Chocolate

And finally we look into a subscription service with a difference called Mystery Chocolate. This is a site that has made chocolate the hero and added a bit of fun with a monthly subscription that includes:

  • Three mystery chocolate bars
  • A fun game to play based on guessing the ingredients included
  • For every box sold, two meals are donated to charity — one to the United States and one to the rest of the world
Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Mystery Chocolate stripe

If you are in the general chocolate niche you would probably not be able to base an affiliate program on this one however there are obvious add on opportunities for chocolate, gift or special occasion based niches and subjects.

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - Mystery Chocolate affiliate

Commission Rate:

  • $5 for every monthly recurring subscription
  • $5 for every 3 month subscription
  • $10 for every 6 month subscription
  • $15 for every 12 month subscription

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not stated

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional strategies to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of chocolate related products and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon's commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category'. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every chocolate related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

Chocolate Affiliate Programs - affiliate programs

There are chocolate related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your tripods is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best chocolate affiliate to savour in 2021. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own chocolate based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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