Ocelot Chocolate Black Cherry 70gRegular price £5.50
Tart cherries enveloped in smooth, rich, dark chocolate.
Handmade, designed and packaged in a micro chocolate factory in Edinburgh, Scotland.
All packaging plastic-free and made in the UK. Outer packaging is printed using water based inks on FSC certified sustainable card. Inner film is certified home and industrial compostable.
From the maker: Our chocolate supplier works tirelessly to ensure that the cocoa farmers are given the fair trade and resources to enable them to focus on producing healthy, high quality cocoa and that they are able to not only look after their own families, but also protect the environment and communities around them.
In order to produce the beans needed to make chocolate, these farmers nurture the trees, hand pick the cocoa pods, and separate the beans for fermenting. After a carefully controlled fermentation process, the cocoa beans are sun dried to retain their natural qualities. The beans are then hand-peeled, before further processing into nibs, paste, butter and powder. We use a combination of couverture and also cocoa nibs which we then grind in our factory - we buy both of these products from the organic 'bean-to-bar' producer Original Beans. We aim to produce chocolate directly from the bean ourselves, and will be doing much more of that in 2020.
The chocolate with a cocoa percentage of 70%, is made from beans which are grown in Virunga National park - Africa's oldest nature reserve, and the home of the last Mountain Gorillas. There, the farmers are actively working to protect the gorillas and this precious habitat, and the beans that are produced reflect this wondrously diverse region, creating a chocolate with the rich and tart flavours of dark fruits, earthy forest floor and smoky tobacco.
Ingredients: cocoa mass, raw unrefined cane sugar, cocoa butter, dried cherry (2%), black cherry extract (<1%)
- Suitable for vegans
- Size - 70g
- Plastic free FSC certified packaging
- Cocoa sourced from Fair Trade suppliers