To celebrate International Women’s Day we’ve collected together three bars to highlight some of the amazing work of women in craft chocolate.
Fruition Chocolate Works paid a premium for this special edition Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania Women’s Lot of cocoa beans which will help fund scholarships for school girls from their village. This bar highlights Tanzanian Peaberry coffee, roasted by Heavyfeather Coffee Roasters, who, like Fruition Chocolate Works, are based in the Catskill mountains, New York.
Mission Chocolate’s founder Arcelia Gallardo previously trained as a chocolatier, working in Los Angeles and Berkeley, California, and now finds herself working as a chocolate maker in Brazil. Their chocolates are the most awarded in Brazil, with 50 national and international prizes in the last 5 years. This bar is an exploration of Brazilian ingredients – Cacao and unrefined sugar. So much flavour in so few ingredients!
Nicola Knight is a certified chocolate taster, chocolate educator, and now a self-taught chocolate maker. Made in micro-batches in a tiny chocolate factory in Exeter, with a dedication to hands-on small batch making. Nicola selected these beans from Hacienda San José Real de la Carrera for “their enticing and mouth watering green apple acidity that comes after the deeper notes of raisins, black tea and caramel”.