Plantation Chocolates is an award-winning, fine chocolate company started in 2013 by me, Vivien Shelton.
Self-taught, I decided that if I were going to make chocolates, they would be of the highest quality I could possibly produce. I'm very proud of the quality of the couverture chocolate I source (see below) and of the freshness and purity of all the other ingredients used. There is no compromise on quality. As you will see the chocolates are all .... well, chocolate coloured! Colourings and E-numbers are strictly out.
SOURCING OUR CHOCOLATE
We are very proud to use the following exceptional range of chocolates. They have been carefully selected from some of the finest chocolate makers in the world. Our criteria are: taste, ethical sourcing & production, and purity of ingredients. They contain no emulsifiers, soy or otherwise.
100% Panama Terra Oscura
Beans directly traded from Panama. Ingredients: Cocoa beans and nothing else. Vegan. Free from dairy, gluten and soy. Tasting notes: "Extra bitter chocolate with hints of liquorice and red fruit". Produced in UK by Duffy, Red Star Chocolate. www.duffyschocolate.co.uk
90% Toscano Black
Blend of beans directly traded from Madagascar & Ghana. Vegan. Free from dairy, gluten & soy. Produced in Italy by award-winning company Amedei, one of the very best producers of fine chocolate in the world. Tasting notes: "toasted bread and white flowers". www.amedei.it
75% Organic Pirua Porcelana
Beans directly traded from Piura Valley, Peru. Organic. Vegan. Free from dairy, gluten, soy. Tasting notes: "Notes of lime, raspberry and pecan". www.originalbeans.com
70% Toscano Black
Blend of beans directly traded from Madagascar, Ghana, Ecuador & Venezuela. Vegan. Free from dairy, gluten & soy. Produced in Italy by award-winning company Amedei, one of the very best producers of fine chocolate in the world. Tasting notes: "hints of tobacco, toasted malt & cedar wood". www.amedei.it
55% Organic Milk Femmes de Virunga
Beans directly traded from Virunga National Park in Eastern Congo. Supporting women farmers in E Congo. Organic. Free from gluten and soy. Tasting notes: "Essence of roasted nuts and cappuccino". www.originalbeans.com
37% Organic Edelweiss White
Beans directly traded from Yuna River Valley, Dominican Republic. Organic. Free from gluten and soy. Tasting notes: "Gentle notes of hibiscus and dried banana". www.originalbeans.com