The heart of any chocolate is the cacao bean and Samuel sourced the very best. Gemini chocolate uses only the single origin rare Creole cacao beans from Peru, known as the Queen of Cacao. These are the highest grade beans, prized for their complex flavour and aroma.
The beans are then stone ground and moulded into chocolate, which means that all the nutrients and antioxidants are preserved. All of Gemini’s chocolate is vegan and free from dairy, gluten, soya, emulsifiers or anything unnatural.
Everything is still hand made and Samuel uses organic fruits, nuts and infusions to develop creative, unique, award-winning flavour combinations, offering unexpected and inventive fillings like puffed quinoa alongside more traditional hazelnut and coffee and walnut.
Gemini’s journey is still unfolding as Samuel continues to experiment to discover new flavours to add to his award winning range of uniquely delicious raw chocolate.
Traditionally this was accomplished in two steps. Today, modern machinery can accomplish this at the same time. Each chocolate refines/conches for different amounts…
The process of tempering is an alignment of the crystals found within the cocoa butter. Tempering is what gives chocolate its shine and snap.