*Gold at Academy of Chocolate Awards 2019*
*2 Stars at Great Taste Awards 2018*
Delicate notes of pineapple, pepper and rainforest fruits. Tosier Chocolate is made using the highest quality cocoa, sustainably-sourced from the world’s top 5%, so farmers get their fair share.
All their bars are made with 70% cocoa to enable you to compare and appreciate the delicate and distinctive flavours of the beans and their varieties.
Handcrafting chocolate in 24 kilo microbatches, they only make a limited number of bars from each harvest. Like wine, each harvest is unique and the delicious flavours of each variety are enhanced by individual roasting profiles!
Tosier Chocolate are an independent family business based in the Suffolk countryside, creating award-winning bean-to-bar chocolate made from fully traceable single-origin cocoa beans. Their chocolate is vegan, as well as gluten, dairy and additive free. They have a direct trade model ensuring sustainability and positive outcomes for the small holder farmers and cooperatives they buy from. 🤎
Deanna Tilston launched Tosier in Suffolk in 2017 as part of her personal journey to learn about and craft great-quality chocolate. This endeavour has turned into an award-winning chocolate maker dedicated to giving farmers a fair price as part of a transparent and traceable supply chain. Tosier’s chocolate is made in 24-kilogram batches, allowing Deanna to keep a close eye on each step of the chocolate-making process. It also means that no batch of chocolate Deanna makes will ever be quite the same; each batch and harvest that Tosier receives has different characteristics.
"Chocolate is changing, be part of its future…"
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Maya Mountain, Belize.
Founded in 2010, Maya Mountain Cacao (MMC) put Belize on the craft chocolate map as a pioneer in the centralized fermentery social enterprise model, and the first exporter in the country to produce high-quality, centrally-fermented cacao for the U.S. craft chocolate market. MMC works with 350+ certified organic smallholder cacao farming families in the Toledo and South Stann Creek districts, most of whom are indigenous Q’eqchi’ and Mopan Maya and who have been producing cacao for generations. MMC’s 100% Belizean Maya team centrally processes all cacao at a post-harvest facility where three unique stages of sun drying create optimal flavor.
MMC is focused on being a sustainable, long term and transparent partner to farmers and producing uniquely delicious and sweet cacao that creates real positive impact for the communities of southern Belize. The beans carefully produced by the farmers in Maya Mountain Cacao’s network and fermented by our team offer consistent, rich flavor notes of honey, pineapple, raisin, tobacco, and fudge. The versatility of this flavor profile allows for deeply satisfying dark milk chocolate, deliciously approachable 100% cacao chocolate, and everything in between. In 2019, Maya Mountain Cacao was awarded a Cocoa of Excellence Award, which placed it within the Top 20 cocoas globally.
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MMC was awarded an Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) designation in 2014, and through genetic testing we know that the majority of cacao cultivated by families in the Maya Mountain Cacao farmer network are Amelonado-dominant hybrids and other Upper Amazon Forastero hybrids.
Tosier Chocolate uses only three ingredients;
70% single origin cacao beans, cacao butter, unrefined organic cane sugar.