October boxes – Old vs new

We are super excited about this month’s selection of craft chocolate: Land from the UK, Tobago Estates from France/Sweden, Origin from Orange in NSW & the extra special Fruition from the US!

We’ve been sitting on a special collection of Fruition chocolate for a few months – as part of our special collaboration with the Slow Melt Podcast, we imported a batch of the limited edition Corazon de Dahlia. Australia ended up with roughly 1% of these bars, raising much needed funds for a local farming community near Cuso, Peru. The bars we tried earlier in 2017 so well received it was an easy decision to get in some more for everyone to enjoy this month.

Another long time maker, Francois Pralus partnered with Duane Dove of Tobago Estates back in 2005 to create some of the worlds best milk chocolate. Duane grows cacao on the small island of Tobago but and also runs a boutique chocolate shop in the city of Stockholm. The ‘Laura’ bar celebrated their 10th anniversary and has been winning award after award. Just this month the ‘Laura’ dark milk chocolate was announced “best in show” at the 2017 International Chocolate Awards (World). Their vegan dark bar is equally lovely and it’s easy to see why this partnership continues and prospers.

Origin chocolate is one of the fastest growing brands on the Australian chocolate scene. If a fully organic, wholesome and hearty bar of chocolate is your thing then origin probably tickled you in the right places. Matt highlights individual flavours in each bar (but they’re not for the faint heated). We can’t wait to visit his new factory in Orange to see how it all comes together first hand.

Land chocolate has existed since 2015. They are already being included in the top 9 chocolate makers in the UK. There’s nothing more to say except – Yummmm!!

We sent so much chocolate this month that we couldn’t fit in our little tasting cards so we had to mail them separately (#priorities).  We can’t wait to hear which bars were peoples favourites!