About Us

Bring You The Best Chocolates You Have Ever Eaten

Hand-Crafting Chocolate Candy Since 1999

Here at Drakes’ Chocolates, we work hard to bring you the best hand-crafted chocolates you have ever eaten.

Drakes’ Chocolates was originally owned and operated by mother and son, Sandy and Michael Nakashima which was founded in 1999. Due to loyal chocolate lovers, the small family chocolate business grew and when Sandy decided to retire her son-in-law Ken merged the chocolate in with his business. Now Royal Cookie Capers has a small team of chocolatiers who love to make chocolates, vegan dessert bread, and cookies.

Humboldt is the best place in California to make chocolate because it stays cool all year long. Here in our coastal region surrounded by Redwoods trees and tall mountains, the temperature rarely gets to 70 degrees. Please drop by and visit us sometime.

Our Promise to You

The best hand-crafted chocolates you have ever had…made fresh every day.

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100% Natural

We care about our customers and only use products with all natural ingredients.


Fair Trade

We care about the world of chocolate and therefore only use fair-traded chocolate products.


High Quality

We use real chocolate made with real cocoa butter, not confectioners coating.  


Always Fresh

Most chocolate companies freeze their chocolate candies after they make them…we don’t!  

We Use The Best Quality of Chocolate

We believe Chocolate should be enjoyed and judged by its flavor and not by the looks of the box. 

Someplace have better-looking boxes than ours, but who want to eat a box? Give us a try and see why our customers keep coming back … we offer great tasting chocolates.

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Hand-Crafted Chocolates


Visit Our Kitchen Outlet  Store in Arcata, California

Drakes' Chocolates is owned by Royal Cookie Capers.

Royal Cookie Capers

100 Ericson Court #145

Arcata, CA 95521

(707) 822-0492


Open Hours

M-F: 6am - 1pm

Sat: closed

Sun: closed