Category Archives: Sustainability and Climate Change

Madagascar Day 1 – Anatananarivo Town of a Thousand

Madagascar anatananarivo

Day 1 – The Journey Today is the day! Tina’s Madagascan phone countdown has ticked to zero, the cases are packed, children in bed with Grandma staying for the week. We are bleary eyed and restless, too excited to sleep yet knowing we have a 20 hour journey ahead of us lying on sofas in […]

A Trip to Madagascar!

For Lick the Spoon, as for many chocolatiers, the “Holy Grail” is to see first hand the crop which forms the basis of their creations. I’m not sure how best to explain the feeling… it’s like going home, like filling in the blanks on the ancestry family tree or as a child, finishing a “paint […]

What is Fresh Chocolate?

What is Fresh Chocolate and why is Raisetrade important? Updated October 2015… a year on from the 2014 World Chocolate Forum we met once again with Chocolat Madagscar at the  2015 conference. Chocolate Madagscar have now produced the rather lovely film below showing how they grow and make their chocolate in Madagscar. The film speaks […]

You’ve made a cow very Happy today!

Cocoa the Cow

You’ve made a cow very happy today! Why we pay a fair price for cream and have signed up to the government’s Prompt Payment Scheme… I was reading the Sunday paper the other day about the plight of dairy farmers in the UK. It’s been difficult for them for many years now but the ongoing […]