Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk Easter Egg
Back after a sell out first year! Our hand crafted chocolate, presented in plastic free, recyclable packaging that is not only good for the planet but strikingly different. Take the guilt out of Easter Eggs, no plastic, just four ingredients and completely slavery free!
Plucked by hand from the prickly hedgerows that line the local Cornish coastal path, these small yellow flowers are a right pain in the fingers to harvest!
However, once steeped in cocoa butter pressed in our own factory, the flowers impart their warm coconutty scent to our 50% milk chocolate for a unique flavour that makes it all worthwhile.
Warming toasted coconut with hints of fudge and roast nut, ending in light red fruit.
Cocoa beans, unrefined raw sugar, milk powder and gorse flowers.
Gorse bushes can be seen in abundance across the Cornish landscape from moorland to coastal paths, through towns and invading gardens. These large spiney bushes provides shelter and food for many insects and birds, such as Stonechats, Dartford Warblers, and Yellowhammers. The flowers on these prickly bushes are a vibrant yellow and bloom in the years early sunshine, these are the treasures we seek for our chocolate.
During their bloom, clouds of warm coconut scent drift on the breeze from the gorse bushes and are integral to our nostalgia for the long unmitigated summers of childhood.
Traditionally, Gorse has had many roles aside its burst of coconut fragrance as we trek the coastal paths. The dry branches can be gathered for an effective fuel, used in bread ovens and stoves, and when bound together could form an efficient chimney brush. The flowers have also been widely used in making wine and cordial but most surprisingly being turned into colourings to decorate Easter eggs. It might not alter the colour of our chocolate, but it tastes divine!
Each egg is 210g.
Please be aware the Easter Eggs will not fit through a letterbox, if you don’t think you’ll be home then please let us know a safe place for your parcel to be left.