Is fine chocolate ethical?

We were recently asked by a customer “if the cocoa used in your products is from ethical sources?” Like many issues in the food industry, the answer to the question raised by our customer is not as straightforward as we’d all like, but most of these reports relate to Africa where bulk beans come from, not the ‘fine’ cacao producing countries used for beans in most origin, plantation chocolate

Home made chocolate spread

Home made chocolate spread in a jar, openI had the sudden urge last week for some sort of chocolate spread. I wasn’t expecting much from the high street offerings – stabilisers and flavourings being the norm, so I thought I’d try organic. They all contained the dreaded vegetable fat though. So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own – read more for the results


On the water margin

On the agenda

Fine chocolate on the agenda

AoC Launch

UK’s Academy of Chocolate officially launched

Bourne again

Green & Black’s taken over