Beautiful chocolate covered in beautiful graphics
- Location Edinburgh
- Working on Supporting the only all-female cocoa growing collective in the Eastern Congo
Matt and Ish Broadbent run Ocelot, their organic chocolate company, from Edinburgh. They started the business in 2013, just two weeks after getting married.
All of their bars are wrapped in incredible graphic packaging and handmade with fairly traded cocoa beans. Their Femme milk chocolate bar uses beans are grown by the only all-female cocoa growing collective in Eastern Congo.
They say: “We are obsessed with good chocolate - to us it's in a food group all of its own, and cannot (and should not) be compared to a regular chocolate bar.” They also recommend warming up before eating as “chocolate is wasted in a cold mouth”.
Why they are different
Whenever we have shown a bar of Ocelot chocolate to anyone, the first response has been ‘wow!’. They look incredible, with packaging designed by Ish. Great news is that they taste as good as they look, bringing new twists to traditional ingredients, such as orange, or innovating with ingredients like buckwheat.
Why they are kind
Their supplier Original Beans ensures cocoa farmers are given the fair trade and resources to enable them to focus on producing healthy, high quality cocoa and that they are able to not only look after their own families, but also protect the environment, including the last mountain gorillas in the wild, and communities around them.