“Making artisanal chocolate is alchemy”
You take the best base ingredients and treat them with respect to create something precious and rare. It was this magical spark that ignited Gemini founder Samuel Chandler’s interest in chocolate.
The journey began when Sam, a former musician from Brighton, moved back to Yorkshire and discovered a true and genuine interest in nutrition and healthy eating. From this growing passion, he discovered the impressive health benefits of the mysterious cacao bean. Gemini was then born from this simple question – why does chocolate have a reputation for being unhealthy when the cacao bean is so healthy?
The short answer is that the overuse of sugar, dairy, refined vegetable oils, emulsifiers and processing techniques not only hide the intoxicating complex flavour notes of the cacao bean, but also it’s health benefits.
So Sam set out to hone a recipe and technique that combined organic nutritious ingredients into a delicious and rewarding chocolate. The creation has been developed without compromise to his main objective – healthy and ethically produced chocolate that tastes amazing.
“Chocolate to Live For”
He conjured up this chocolate in a small kitchen in the east Yorkshire countryside and started selling it at local markets. The response was great, and as demand slowly grew it became apparent that a space larger than a domestic kitchen was required. Sam’s brothers who lived in London had become involved and so a huge decision began to emerge – to find another facility in Yorkshire or move to London?
Sam took a risk and decided to head to the capital having found the perfect space in a beautiful corner of leafy West Dulwich. This is now the base of Gemini Chocolate, but it’s Yorkshire roots will not be forgotten.
Here Gemini Chocolate continues to grow and develop striving to bring you the best possible chocolate with the health of people and the environment firmly in our minds. This is – Chocolate to Live For.