ABOUT

Inspired by the ancient Maya Indians, who valued the cocoa bean so much that it was used as currency, we decided to source the finest cocoa beans from across the globe; and produce single origin, craft chocolate from bean to bar.

By using this meticulous approach, we believe you will experience chocolate from a totally different perspective. Just as fine wine, we want people to discuss the origin and flavour notes of the chocolate we produce.

Ultimately, we aim to speak for the Growers and the unique personalities of the beans that they produce – using our signature bullion to give cocoa the appreciation it deserves.

old mayan money

The story begins in the rainforests of Central America and the Amazon basin, where cocoa trees originally grew. As long ago as 600 AD, the Maya Indians of Central America were making a chocolate drink by roasting the cocoa beans and adding water and spices. They valued this drink so highly that they cleared land and grew more cocoa trees, to increase the supply. They also used the beans as a form of currency. Which clearly shows how valuable cocoa was regarded.

This influenced our decision to produce our chocolate in the form of bullion, emphasising the true value of the cocoa beans that we use. Working along side cooperatives, we are able to ensure that the growers are rewarded. Resulting in repeat crops of the finest cocoa beans to produce our range of Bullion Chocolate.

PROCESS

a few words from our founder

“I feel most people are barely scraping the surface when it comes to chocolate. The chocolate we’ve come to expect is so far from what it could be. For years the true flavours of cacao have been masked in order to create a product, which is a consistent sweet fix for the masses.

When in truth, chocolate is so much more complexed than that. Different bean varieties, harvests, origins and post harvest production processes, all have a huge baring on the finished taste. So no two bars are quite alike, which really opens up a side of chocolate that many people just don’t know about.

Witnessing someone taste true craft chocolate for the first time is quite special for me. Something they thought they knew, but they actually really didn’t. It only took a bite to realise that.”

Max Scotford

 

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