life tastes better with raisetrade
We source our chocolate under the Raisetrade initiative partnering with Chocolat Madagascar in Madagscar, Casa Luker in Colombia and Kim and Lylette at Crayfish Bay Grenada.
We have been fortunate to visit our partners and friends in Madagscar and Grenada and followed the cacao from tree to bar.
You have unique proposition of fresh chocolate crafted within days of fermentation and not months
Neil Kelsall – Director Chocolat Madagascar
The Trinitario variety Cacao grown in the Sambirano valley Madagscar is considered one of the finest in the world.
We met HM Ambassador to Madagascar Timothy Smart and talked at length on the political and environmental challenges facing this beautiful country
We use thick organic Jersey cream for our ganaches and caramels delivered twice a week by farmer Geoffrey Bowles from Ivy House Farm Beckington
We even adopted Cocoa the Cow!
Our packaging is made locally
The majority of our packaging and printing is made locally in Corsham within a mile from us.
All of our packaging is PLASTIC FREE!
Our electricity is from 100% renewable sources.
Our courier is carbon neutral and our postal packaging is also PLASTIC FREE!
We have centred our business around the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
In 2019 we were named finalists at the Taste of the West Environmental Sustainability awards – Patron HRH Prince Charles.
We use Piedmont Hazelnuts (PGI) certified and directly sourced from a small family run farm in the Piedmont region of Italy. We do this not only for world renowned flavour, but to avoid the shocking exploitation of children and refugees in 70% of the world’s hazelnut farms.
Over the last decade we have changed our business views somewhat and connecting directly with cocoa farmers in 2016 clarified that view. As Nicolas from Chocolat Madgascar so succinctly said when we were confronted by tens of Malagasy children at our bus window – ‘
We cannot change everything, only our own small part
We don’t want to take over the world. If as a family run business we can make delicious chocolates, work closely with the farmers and growers in a connected way, support our own family and staff, support the Malagasy people, and most importantly delight you, our customers, well that’s pretty good we think.