Chocolate and Love Review: April 2017
Chocolate and Love founded in 2010 by Birgitte Hovmand and Richard O’Connor, who both left high flying corporate jobs to create and develop the high-quality chocolate brand, has seen many successes. Produced in Switzerland, they source some of the world’s finest organic ingredients and as a result to date have won 18 Great Taste Awards
From Farm to shelf, Chocolate and Love deliver organic products with confidence, as all products are issued with a certificate of conformity meaning this chocolate is full traceable. Firm in their stance, Fairtrade is a brand must with ingredients sourced from small family farms where there is ‘Fairtrade’ and re-investment into community projects such as water supplies and road construction. Fuel costs kept to the absolute minimum, FLO-PAK packing materials and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper for their wrappers means their ethical ethos is fully actioned. Also, the brand collaborate with Weforest.org, who have planted 27,000 trees to date, an innovative reforestation group who are currently planting trees in Ethiopia
The box and wrappers are a work of art, as inside have factual content and information regarding the brand ethos and the farmers that are involved in the chocolate production – a lovely added touch. Emphasis is on excellent ethically made quality chocolate and the cocoa content ranges from 55% to 80%. With seven dark chocolate bars in the range, you are spoilt for choice. There is the Panama 80%, Rich dark 71%, Mint chocolate with Peppermint crunch 67%, Orange 65%, Caramel & Sea Salt 55%, Creamy dark with Cacao nibs 55% and the Arabica Coffee at 55%.
Feeling creative, I used the chocolate to create some sweet chocolate thin bites, topped with a range of yummy toppings such as goji berries, seeds, nuts, golden berries and coconut curls. Additionally, I got my Easter bake on and created some cute chocolate nests ideal for the kiddies and adults alike. Finally, the coffee chocolate, I teamed up with a homemade spiced ginger coffee shot and for the rest of the chocolate this is definitely an affair of the heart and simply was broken up and served in a cute heart shaped dish to indulge and enjoy as is – yummy.
Chocolate and Love two elements that make a prefect team and for Birgitte & Richard a brand that they love and love to share.
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