We are delighted that Good Housekeeping has named our Pure Dark Easter Egg as one the best Easter eggs in the UK!
With an overall score of 78/100 Good Housekeeping said of our Pure Dark Easter Egg…
Robust aroma and delicate flavour in this small but perfectly formed cocoa bean in futuristic green and pink colours from the artisan chocolatier.
It’s the first time we’ve been approached by Good Housekeeping after a recommendation to them from our friend Neil Kelsall of Chocolat Madagascar and founder of Raisetrade. Our Vegan friendly Pure Dark Egg is made from our House blend 75% cocoa Madagascan dark chocolate and features a hand painted Cocoa Pod design. You can see the inspiring story behind Chocolat Madagascar and their 10 year plan to revitalise the former government owned MAVA plantation in the video below. The chocolate is referred to as Raisetrade as the chocolate making process takes place on Madagscar itself in the Chocolaterie Robert factory situated in the Madagscan capital Antananarivo. This keeps more the money and skills in the country of origin empowering the people.
Inside the pull out drawer of our Easter Egg you can find our own gently roasted cacao beans in single origin dark chocolate, dusted with cocoa powder. The dark chocolate around the roasted beans has no refined sugar and is made with dehydrated cane juice. These beans are sourced from our friends Kim & Lylette at the Non Pareil plantation, Crayfish Bay Grenada. Theirs is an equally inspiring story. Over the last ten years they have rebuilt the 200 year plantation left derelict by Hurricane Ivan gaining organic certification. We gently roast the beans before coating them in dark chocolate and
dusting them in cocoa powder. Kim & Lylette are now making their own small batch single estate Tree to bar chocolate also available to buy on our website.
As a creative artisan company we like to create new Easter ranges each year. As a very small company with the Christmas rush it’s often impossible to think about creating Easter ranges until January. Consequently with an early Easter this year our professional photographs of the Pure Dark egg didn’t arrive until after the Good Housekeeping print deadline. So the photo that went to publication was taken on my camera phone on a Friday afternoon!
Thank you for your review and naming us in your recommendations Good Housekeeping! – Matthew