Bean-to-Bar Craft Chocolate is a relatively new concept to most. It’s the process of actually importing cocoa beans and making chocolate from scratch. Following in the footsteps of craft coffee and craft beer, you can expect bean-to-bar craft chocolate to carry similar values of small batch, transparency and superior quality.
Here at Bullion we are one of only a handful of UK companies to craft chocolate this way. Taking a hands-on approach, we set out to discover and unlock the ‘hidden gold’ in cacao: the distinct flavour nuances – terroir - that beans from carefully selected farms can produce. As a result, the single origin batches that we craft are strictly limited in number and represent a never-to-be-repeated opportunity to sample the unique notes and aromas produced by cacao from a particular time and place.
A FEW WORDS FROM OUR FOUNDER
“I feel most people are barely scraping the surface when it comes to chocolate. The chocolate we’ve come to expect is so far from what it could be. For years the true flavours of cacao have been masked in order to create a product, which is a consistent sweet fix for the masses.
When in truth, chocolate is so much more complexed than that. Different bean varieties, harvests, origins and post harvest production processes, all have a huge baring on the finished taste. So no two bars are quite alike, which really opens up a side of chocolate that many people just don’t know about.
Witnessing someone taste true craft chocolate for the first time is quite special for me. Something they thought they knew, but they actually really didn’t. It only took a bite to realise that.”