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.
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.
Well we all know that the best cure for, well, just about anything is a big bar of chocolate but is it bad for you or good for you?
1. The first evidence of chocolate being consumed dates to more than 5,000 years ago when cacao beans were made into a cold frothy beverage flavoured with vanilla and spices, that was used by the Olmeca civilisation in spiritual ceremonies. It is also tempting to think of the teams who played the original Mesoamerican ball game drinking frothy chocolate before…
A great rule of thumb for all writers is to pick a topic that you’re passionate about and for us, that’s easy – raw chocolate. You see all chocolate starts life as cacao beans, but they certainly don’t all get treated in the same way. Most mass produced chocolate has come a long way from the natural purity of the…