Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk

Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk


Wild Gorse Flower 50% Milk

Picked by hand in late spring from the prickly hedgerows that line the rugged Cornish coastal path, these small yellow flowers are a right pain in the fingers to harvest!

However, once steeped in cocoa butter pressed from our own beans, the flowers impart their heady warm coconut scent to our milk chocolate for a unique flavour that makes it all worthwhile.

Tasting Notes

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. 70g

Bean Varietal Criollo/Trinitario
Bean Origin Öko Caribe, Dominican Republic
Cocoa 50%
Grind Length 20hrs
Conch Length 32hrs
Ageing 28days

Tasting Notes

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 that everyone seems to remember but no-one can quantify.

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.


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  2. Lorraine

    I consider myself to be a chocoholic and eat a lot of chocolate, from artisan brands all over the world. I have long had an obsession with coconut too and have often wondered whether gorse flowers can be used in food somehow, so was beyond thrilled to find this combo in Chocolarder’s Wild Gorse Flower bar.

    WOW. It is amazing. I am trying to pace myself as I work through the bar, but it is so gorgeous that I’m not sure I can. I will be returning for more. All I can say is: thank you Chocolarder, I’m sure it must be really hard work picking those gorse flowers but it’s much appreciated!

  3. mrs Rosalind Causey

    Sublime, divine, love it ! The scent of gorse reminds me of sunny walks at the coasts of Wales and Cornwall, so I have longed to capture the nutty fragrance. The monks in Caldy island make a gorse perfume , but it nowhere near captures the spirit of this sunny plant as your chocolate does. Having bought one bar at a West country garden centre , I had to look you up on line to try to get some more. Thank you.

  4. Sofia

    Absolutely divine. Some of the best chocolate I have ever had.

  5. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    This is the best bar of chocolate I have ever eaten.

  6. Jane Sharp (verified owner)

    This chocolate is so beautiful. The gorse gives a lovely hint of coconut. Can’t recommend highly enough.

  7. Gemma Atkins (verified owner)

    I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one and my palate is not sophisticated enough to describe it you but I recommend you try it, you can tell it’s fantastic quality and very moreish. I’m sad I only got 1 bar, I will be back for more of these, very very yummy.

  8. pip (verified owner)

    Wild Gorse Flower chocolate – OMG – this is a revelation! The flavours are divine and the flowers impart their quietly warm heady fragrance so perfectly. This chocolate really does encapsulate the perfume of gorse on a bright sunny day along the coast path. How you capture the ephemeral qualities of these delicate flowers is very clever indeed. A truly artisanal bar of chocolate, pure sunshine with every bite. Never stop making this one, it’s unique.

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