When I first started teaching, my goal was to educate as many people as possible in making professional quality raw chocolate at home or for their business. It took a few years, but I am now seeing higher quality raw chocolate on the market and this makes me very happy.
Everyone should experience great raw chocolate, without exception. Gone are the days where raw chocolate is classed as grainy, dull and soft.
Check out the following raw chocolate companies (these are tried and tested by myself and my trusted team of tasters) and never use those words to describe raw chocolate again. True story, y’all.
In no particular order and with a few words from yours truly
- The Raw Chocolate Company – where my chocolate journey started in 2005. Linus Gorpe is a master raw chocolatier. He’s very passionate, excited and committed to making bringing raw chocolate to the main stream.
- Mayan Magic Chocolate – Matthew Norrish is producing some very delicious chocolate in Ireland and has posted a video on YouTube showing you how he makes his chocolate. I’ve tried most of his bars and they are deep in flavour, smooth and delicious.
- Forever Cacao – Pablo Spaull is an absolute genius with raw chocolate and makes artisan raw chocolate using a melanger. There aren’t many brands of raw chocolate that I would actually go to a shop and purchase; Pablo’s chocolate is an exception to that rule.
- Om Chocolate – Decent chocolate with a smooth consistency. Om produces their chocolate in industrial machines, similar to The Raw Chocolate Company, so the texture is always going to be as smooth as can be.
That just about sums it up for me. If you are reading this thinking
“Hey, I’m a raw chocolate company who makes awesome tempered chocolate, why aren’t I on this list ?”
Well, it’s probably because I don’t know about you. Drop me a line and we can take it from there.