We decided to make our chocolate from scratch– from the cocoa bean itself. It was the only way we could be sure that our chocolate contained the finest ingredients and was made to an excellent standard.
We searched high and low around this great world looking for cocoa beans that ticked the right boxes - Those that combined the best taste, finest quality, were organic and had the fairest practices in place. This, we achieved by using only rare Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans that make up less than 15% of the world's cocoa. Our beans are from Haiti, Belize, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic. In doing this we joined a niche group of only a small handful of chocolate makers in the UK. Our chocolate is made in small batches and each batch is carefully made over a period of three days.
We promised to never use refined sugar, additives, preservatives or any nasties. Our bars are only sweetened with unrefined coconut sugar and the superfood lucuma (A fruit from Peru). This combination gives our bars a uniquely rich and warm flavour. Our ingredients have been used to inspire our name – Lucocoa.