£25.00 / month
A subscription like no other! Each month you’ll get a box of fresh seasonal truffles where every element has been made from scratch, giving us all the freedom we need to push the chocolatey boundaries. Your box is accompanied by 2 bars of our bean to bar chocolate, usually selected from our standard range but will include our limited edition bars when they are available. Some of these are born from the ingredients in our truffles, some have been in development for a long long time, and some are from our micro-batches we are experimenting with, like the bars you receive will change every month and will complement the truffles.
“Working with local producers, and their fresh seasonal produce is what inspired me as a chef, and it still excites me whenever I get the chance to experiment. These chocolate boxes are the result of years as a pastry chef free to play and explore and push the boundaries of how honest ingredients can be given a different form.” Mike
There is something so special about being able to take the freshest of ingredients, and capturing them in chocolate so they can be shared around the country. We’re all a little more housebound these days, so this is a simple way for you to join us here in Cornwall, and when its safe to do so, you can explore these flavours with us. We’ll collaborate with local growers and producers and get to tell their stories along with the boxes. We’ll forage the countryside we’ll continue to challenge Mike each month to come up with a new delicious combination of our chocolate and these incredible ingredients we have on our doorstep.
All you have to do is sit back and wait for each months delivery, with different truffles and stories each time.
June Box – Sea Buckthorn
Launching with one of our favourite ingredients, A box of Sea Buckthorn Fondant Truffles, joined by a bar of Virunga 75% Dark, and Cornish Honeycomb 50% Milk.
Seth at Cornish Seaberries has been cultivating and his sea buckthorn orchard on the north coast for several years and has started seeing more and more yield from this labour of love. We have been fans of the berries juice for a long time, but on a whim, Seth sent us over some of the “waste” from his juicing. Once the juice is removed you are left with just the husks or skins with the seeds inside. Our task was to see if we could separate these two, the seeds are bitter but contain an oil super-rich in Omega 5 which is very good for you and your skin. The husks we experimented with and ended up turning into a very orange “chocolate” (which has to be experienced to understand why the inverted commas are there).
This sea buckthorn coating was added to the outside of our Ashaninka shells, and inside; a delicious sea buckthorn, honey and sea salt fondant. Now we’re not saying these are healthy, but they sure do have some lovely natural ingredients if you’re missing the coast.
Tasting notes: Incredible mango and passionfruit flavours with a touch of Cornish sea salt, bringing balance to the sweet fruity combination. Very moreish.
Next month? As we enjoy what has been amazing weather to take the edge off COVID lockdown fruit farms across Cornwall have seen their harvest arriving earlier than usual and in bumper loads. Some issues of distancing and some issues of foreign pickers unable to help out this harvest are already seeing some problems with a crop that cant be enjoyed fresh are it usually is. We are helping where we can to purchase the ugly and difficult to sell so we can make amazing chocolates for July. Strawberries are the plan, but we are staying aloof so we can support our local producers.