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Bean to Bar Chocolate

Bean to Bar Chocolate

Made by us at the bakery from directly imported, single origin cocoa beans

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Unique, Award Winning Bean to Bar Chocolate

Having mastered the art of bread and pastries, we have turned our all-consuming focus on quality to chocolate. Along with only a few other UK producers, we are making small batch, handmade chocolate from beans imported directly to us from family farms and cooperatives around the world.

Upon arrival in our bakery, we hand select the beans and then carefully roast, winnow, grind and conch them for up to 5 days before maturing and tempering the chocolate into bars. We tailor the process at each step of the way to coax a unique flavour from our different types of beans. To learn more about the bean to bar process, see our How We Make It page.

This obsessive care and attention to detail yields a chocolate that is entirely manufactured in Suffolk and unbelievably delicious, just like our bread.

Single Origin

We believe that using only the best quality ingredients, along with obsessive attention to detail in production, yields the best bread and pastries and the same applies for chocolate. We spent two years sourcing our beans before we launched our chocolate and we are constantly searching for new farms and co-operatives to work with.

The terroir, variety, growth, harvest, fermentation and drying of the beans before they get to us will all affect the final flavour of the chocolate. We look for beans that come from owner-operated farms and cooperatives in fertile cacao-growing locations, with good bean varieties.

We are currently working with beans from five sources:

Hacienda Limon, Guantupi, Los Rios Province, Ecuador

Ambanja, Sambirano Valley, Madagascar

Crayfish Bay Organic Estate, Saint Mark, Grenada

Finca Tres Marías, Santa Bábara, Honduras

Bachelor's Hall Estate, Saint Thomas, Jamaica

Awards

We are proud and delighted that our chocolate has been recognised by the International Chocolate Awards, the Academy of Chocolate and the Great Taste Awards.

Great Taste Awards 2015

Top 50 Foods & 3 Gold Stars - Madagascar Milk 58%

3 Gold Stars - Madagascar Criollo 74%

2 Gold Stars - Ecuador Dark Milk 60%

2 Gold Stars - Grenada 70%

2 Gold Stars - Rye Crumb, Milk & Sea Salt 60%

1 Gold Star - Sourdough & Sea Salt 66%

International Chocolate Awards 2015

Gold - World Micro Batch Single Origin Milk Chocolate Madagascar - Milk 58%

Gold - Chocolate Maker Madagascar - Milk 58%

Gold - Directly Traded Madagascar - Milk 58%

Gold - European Micro Batch Single Origin Dark Chocolate Grenada - Crayfish Bay 70%

Gold - UK National Dark Chocolate Grenada - Crayfish Bay 70%

Silver - World Dark Chocolate With Inclusions Sourdough and Sea Salt 66%

Silver - World Micro Batch Single Origin Dark Chocolate Grenada - Crayfish Bay 70%

Silver - British Dark Chocolate With Inclusions Sourdough and Sea Salt 66%

Silver - European Micro Batch Single Origin Dark Chocolate Madagascar Criollo 74%

Silver - European Micro Batch Single Origin Milk Chocolate Madagascar - Milk 58%

Bronze - World Micro Batch Single Origin Dark Chocolate Madagascar Criollo 74%

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2015

Gold - Best Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar Rye Crumb, Milk & Sea Salt 60%

Silver - Best Dark Chocolate Bean-To-Bar Under 80% Madagascar Criollo 74%

Silver - Best Dark Chocolate Bean-To-Bar Under 80% Grenada - Crayfish Bay 70%

Silver - Best Dark Chocolate Bean-To-Bar Over 80% Honduras - Finca Tres Marias 80%

Silver - Chocolate Bar Packaging

Bronze - Best Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar Sourdough and Sea Salt 66%

Bronze - Best Milk Chocolate Bean-To-Bar Over 45% Madagascar - Milk 58%

International Chocolate Awards 2016

Gold - British Milk Chocolate With Inclusions Honduras Bread & Butter 58%

Bronze - British Dark Chocolate With Inclusions Eccles 55%

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016

Gold - Best Dark Chocolate Bean-To-Bar Over 80% Ecuador 85%

Silver - Best Flavoured Dark Chocolate Bar Eccles 55%

Silver - Best Flavoured Milk Chocolate Bar Honduras Bread & Butter 58%

Silver - Best Drinking Chocolate Single Origin Drinking Chocolate

Silver - Best Drinking Chocolate Packaging Single Origin Drinking Chocolate

To find out more about the awards please visit the Academy of Chocolate and the International Chocolate Awards websites.