“Food of the Gods, brought down to Earth.”
We create award winning craft chocolate, connecting our customers with the whole process and origin through authentic transparency. Our products are timeless and visually stunning works of edible art crafted with dedication and passion.
Our mission at Chocolate Tree is to create fine flavour chocolate whilst protecting biodiversity and rewarding farmers with a true premium for their crops of heritage cacao varieties. We purchase cacao from farms in Peru, Colombia, Venezuela and Madagascar. These ultra premium cacaos have been fermented and dried to an exceptional standard by the growers at origin. Only through these careful post harvest processes can the true flavours of our unique chocolate be brought to life.
We take a perfectionist approach to our chocolate making, obsessively roasting, winnowing, grinding and conching the cacao in small batches. Our range includes some purist origin bars alongside some bars with inclusions and alternatives to dairy and cane sugar. We have won several International Chocolate Awards and we are recognised as one of the world’s most passionate chocolate makers.
We also create a range of bars from organic Belgian couverture. Organic farming on small plantations is in fact the best way to preserve biodiversity and achieve the highest flavours. The pesticide free agriculture allows midges to thrive and fertilize the cacao flowers, thus helping the plants to create the cacao pods and beans from which the chocolate is made. Not only is this organic technique the best way to farm cacao, it is the only good use for a midge we have ever heard of!
In December 2009 we opened a classical yet contemporary chocolaterie at 123 Bruntsfield Place, in the boutique shopping district and much loved residential area of Edinburgh. We aim to provide a unique and comfortable atmosphere for you to explore the delights of fine flavour chocolate.
Please feel welcome to contact us.
Alastair & Friederike Gower