"During a trip to Iceland, I fell in love with the country’s signature licorice-flavoured chocolate bars. The combination, finished with a sprinkling of sea salt harvested from the Westfiords, is unusual, but phenomenal.”
— Jennifer Bartoli, Canadian Living
Omnom is a small batch artisan chocolate maker based in Reykjavik. Co-founder Kjartan Gíslason worked as a chef across Europe for nearly two decades before discovering bean-to-bar chocolate. He teamed up with his childhood friend Óskar Þórðarson and they started sourcing cacao beans from around the world. They set up a small production lab inside a converted petrol station in Reykjavik and have since moved to a larger production space just along the road.
They have since been joined by Karl Viggó Vigfússon – a former pastry chef – and André Úlfur Visage, the creative force behind Omnom’s striking packaging. The vibrant designs center around a motif André has been playing with for years. Omnom’s signature wolf icon is derived from the Icelandic word for wolf – Úlfur – André ‘s middle name! Omnom’s mission is to make the best chocolate possible using the best cacao beans available, with flavour pairings very much inspired by their native Iceland. Their combination of chocolate and lakkrís (Icelandic for liquorice) is a local bestseller and their milk chocolate has distinctive notes of the fermented milk commonly found in Iceland.