Now in our fourth year of trading these latest new products are not the first we have developed, but they certainly are my personal favourite’s!
Our new collection of botanical chocolate bars is now available to buy on the website, direct from our shop as well as from some of our lovely stockists! There are five amazing flavours to choose from in a 100g and 50g bar size
- Grapefruit & Basil
- Lime & Lemongrass
So where do we even start with new product developments?
We get lots of inspiration from our customers, hearing what people like and don’t like is important to us as we are making all our yummy chocolate for people to enjoy. I also might come up with new flavours after trying new foods, sweet or savoury. But most recently the idea for this collection came from a personal interest in essential oils. As a family we have been using these oils for well-being and self-care, so from this came the idea for the chocolate bars!
Essential oils come from the seeds, bark, stems, roots,
flowers, and other parts of plants. They are naturally occurring and as well as their benefits to plants they have been used in food, beauty and health care practises for their fragrance and therapeutic properties.
When using oils it is important we use high quality pure oils, they are safe to ingest and also that they are sourced ethically. We use the brand doTERRA as we trust the quality and also rely on their Healing Hands Foundation® to help global communities become
self-reliant. To find out more about the oils click here
From a new idea comes the practical elements of creating a product which tastes amazing, looks fantastic and is appealing to customers. The chocolate experimenting is my favourite part… lots of trying and tasting to get it just right. All our families, friends and customers love to help us out with taste tasting too!
Next is the packaging… for this collection we wanted the look to be different to all the current packaging so we asked Kate Parkington to help create something hand draw and unique. These designs alongside bold colours and a slight tweak to the logo have achieved a stand-alone look which is eye catching and attractive. We hope you love the finished product as much as we do!
It is fantastic to work with other local businesses where we can support and promote each other’s work. We love what Kate is doing and so if you would like to see more of her work please visit www.kateparkington.com or go give Kate a follow on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/kateparkingtonillustration/
My favourite… it has to be the Grapefruit and Basil! As a white chocolate it is slightly sweeter than the rest but what you gain with using white chocolate is the intense flavours coming through. The flavours of the grapefruit contrasting with the basil is something I had not tasted before. I love a unique flavour and getting people to try new and exciting things!
As always your feedback is really important to us, if you could review any products you have tried and leave some comments that would be helpful. We look forward to hearing what you think!
Please keep your eye out for our competition to win the range of new chocolate bars, head over to Facebook or Instagram for more details.
Thank you - Kelsey Anderson, Head Chocolatier & Business Owner