Our Story

Single Origin Chocolate Brighton

From a childhood obsession with food to my very first words when my dad reached across to take my favourite treat from me. I told him suddenly, ‘that’s my chocolate’ cocoacrystal is now an unstoppable passion, culminating in a delicious selection of single origin bonbons and bars, delicate thins and exciting events. Everything is completely handmade, tempered on natural marble using carefully sourced ingredients and selected for flavour, place of origin, sustainability, story and history. When I work with chocolate I like to touch, look closely and feel the changes happening. Like any craft, it’s about noticing the subtle beauty and nuances of the materials, using them to spark the imagination and enhance the experience. I have had to learn to be patient with chocolate, develop each technique slowly and thoroughly and not get carried away with the endless possibilities. I believe that chocolate should only do good, we can find ourselves in a strange place of modern chocolate making where often everything is not always as it seems – this delicate ingredient really is at risk of being stretched to capacity. Modern marketing, increasing consumer demand in new global markets and industrial processing means that it often loses it’s origins with cheap, palm oil drenched compounds, pre made fillings and high milk and sugar content bars that we now so commonly know as ‘chocolate’.  My ingredients are always fresh and no preservatives or pre-made compounds are ever used. Every product is suitable for vegans. I don’t use milk or palm oil in any of my ingredients. Avoiding these things make modern chocolate making far more difficult with fewer options and huge manufacturing limitations, but I refuse to compromise on flavour or ethics. I believe that chocolate should be a rare luxury, a delicacy. It should be dark, grown naturally and be used as unprocessed as possible to celebrate this amazingly diverse, powerful and nutritious ingredient. I use zero single use plastics throughout my events, workshops and micro-manufacture. You won’t see plastic aprons, cellophane packaging or disposable utensils in any workshops, around gift boxes or on signature bars. With over 10 years of experience in events, hospitality and crafting chocolate – you won’t be disappointed with our service whether you’re buying a gift, coming along to a workshop or booking a private party of your own.

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