If you were to ask me whether I were a sweet or savoury girl, I’d say savoury every time. I love a bit of chocolate but it’s never satisfied me as much as a big bag of Kettle chips or Doritos! However, whilst doing my best to cut out the carbs post-Christmas, I was introduced to *Chocolate and Love. Offering award-winning, organic and fairtrade chocolate, I was instantly drawn in.
Once upon a time, I didn’t take much notice of ‘what’ I was eating. I wouldn’t go out of my way to check whether it was free-range, organic, fairtrade or even just good quality. Nowadays, I make a conscious effort to take note of where food has been sourced and what it contains.
Chocolate and Love prides themselves on using premium ingredients to produce the highest quality, organic chocolate, which has been ethically sourced! The company also supports responsible management of forests and actually works with a reforestation charity (Weforest.org). They’ve planted up to 27,000 trees so far!
Now let’s get to the chocolate.
I tried 4 different flavours, expecting the dark chocolate with orange to be (my natural) fave! However, the chocolate with caramel and sea salt is heaven. Salted caramel isn’t really ‘my thing’ – but this was different. It shows how far high quality ingredients and a bit of extra love goes when making delicious chocolate!
I must say, the dark chocolate with orange is still beautifully moorish – with a 65% cocoa content. Let’s not forget that this chocolate is also suitable for vegetarians, coeliacs and vegans!
Included in the box, is a guide to chocolate tasting, containing useful tips on how to truly get the most out of your chocolate tasting experience.
Before indulging in the chocolate, the stunning packaging had all of my attention. It’s so colourful and pretty! After a bit of research I discovered that the packaging is hand-painted. So colourful, unique and really (for me) represents everything Chocolate and Love are about – innovative, consistent and simply, beautiful!
*I was gifted this product in exchange for an honest review. You can try the chocolate for yourself by heading to your local Sainsburys.