2019 was a busy year for us; we brought out many new products, found ourselves in fascinating places and met, well, thousands of people who were delighted to discover our chocolate! There was a lot going on – so much that, in fact, it was quite difficult to keep up pace.
Farmers’ markets and Food festivals have a really big place in our culture here in the UK; not only do they offer great local produce at reasonable prices, but they also give a platform for new and unique companies to peddle their creations.
The phrase ‘Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle’ has become a major slogan of sustainability; it is applicable in so many areas of our lives and we could make a significant difference if we stuck by it; especially when it comes to plastic!
Moving to London beginning of May 2018 was a big deal. It meant the three of us (Sam, Will and Ben Chandler) could work much more closely together.
This time last year we moved Gemini Chocolate to London. This was a huge step for us! It was no longer possible to continue making our chocolate from Sam’s home kitchen; we needed somewhere purposefully setup to produce the best quality vegan chocolate in a focussed and dedicated environment.
Although we’ve been in London now for almost exactly a year, our roots originated in Yorkshire. All three of us, brothers, – two Geminis and a Sagittarius – having grown up in a community with farming at the forefront, gained a lasting passion for quality food and drink.