About our Chocolate

We take great care in sourcing our chocolate, not just ensuring we are selecting the best tasting chocolate, but also that it is sourced in the right sustainable way.

We work with a supplier who guarantees to cocoa farmers a higher than the market price. Their integrated production value chain means trading directly with farmers with no middlemen and fairer prices for the producers. They go further by working with farmers to improve the way they harvest their crop, from ensuring trees are replanted to monitoring the way the beans are fermented ensuring the full aromas of chocolate are discovered.

The chocolate industry is dominated by many multinationals, we work with a small family ran business who have a long and respectful relationship with all members of the value chain.

Dominican Republic 

In this country, where more than a third of the population lives below poverty line and where unemployment rate was over 14% in 2012, growing cocoa is often the main economic activity in rural areas and the last safety net before rural exodus to crowded cities. It allows numerous families to live in decent conditions.

Since 1988, producers got organized and have created CONACADO: National Confederation of Dominican Cocoa Producers.

At the present date, Kaoka works in partnership with more than 530 farmer’s households.

KAOKA brings its know-how and finances a plan of renovation of the old plantations implementing clonal gardens with selected varieties and demonstration plots.

 

Ecuador 

For our Dark chocolate bars we use one of the world's rarest cocoas "The Nacional" from Ecuador. This Grand Cru cocoa is characterised by floral flavours with delicious aromas.

Sustainability is at the heart of the process with the farming done in an organic way. The work does not stop there, however, with an important part of the process being post-harvest and the renovation of plantations. Young trees are planted to replace old or dying trees to ensure this industry with remain for generations to come. These actions allow not only farmers to improve production and yields of their plantations but ensure the cocoa is the highest quality.

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83 reviews
Disappointed with the delivery

I bought the chocolate bars as a gift as I had bought some at an earlier time, although I like the idea of it. It was disappointing for my friend to not have received the next day. If I was guaranteed next day delivery I would order again.

Thanks for your feedback Yvonne, is really useful. We try and keep our product as affordable as possible offering 1st Class Royal Mail for free (over £15). Since we emailed we have now added a next day guaranteed delivery option and charge cost price for this service.
Subscription v Retail

James something to be aware of: I can buy three bars for £12 in my local wine shop ( Therapy of Wine )
Same thing only costs me 1p less through my subscription.....

Thanks for your feedback Robert. Unfortunately at the moment we have to charge postage on the subscriptions under 15 pounds. We will try and create more subscription options which will avoid this postage charge.
80th Birthday Gift for a Quaker

The gift was very well received and the whole family enjoyed the experience of 'cadbury' chocolate. Beautifully packaged and delivered with no fuss.

Thanks for lovely review Lea, glad the chocolate bars were well received gift :)
Sea salt 70% Dark Chocolate Bar

Found it to be a crisp & tastey bar. Tends to bring out the cocoa. Never tried this taste before but would purchase again.

Glad you liked this John. The Sea Salt is our favourite bar and is up for an award :)
Chocolate Heaven

The chocolate is absolutely amazing. I think when you read the ingredients list and learn about the refined sugar-free element you possibly prepare your mind for an inferior but healthier alternative. This blew my expectations out the water. This is hands down most of the most elite, superior and exquisite chocolates I have ever tasted. So pure, so creamy and the flavours options are insane. I also sampled to 70% Ecuadorian which was unbelievably creamy and like nothing I have ever tasted. I will definitely be back for more. Please, Please, Please enter this for some of the industry awards. This should definitely be celebrated!

Thanks very much for the review Ryan, glad you liked the chocolate!