(all images: WalesOnline/Rob Browne)
As a graphic designer I (Rachel) was first attracted to Heist by their amazing packaging - each bar is hand wrapped and then stitched into a jiffy bag - so clever! However, as soon as we tasted the chocolate it more than lived up to the packaging - it's absolutely delicious! For November's box we chose their flagship 'Madagascan' bar and it's a smooth dark chocolate with bright zesty notes. We are sure we will be including other Heist bars in future boxes.
Here's Heist's story; 'Heist is a tiny independent chocolate maker based in Cardiff, Wales which specialises in micro-batches of stone ground chocolate using single origin, organic, cocoa beans. Each batch of beans is turned into lovely chocolate bars in a small factory in the centre of the city. Every bar of chocolate you buy from Heist has been sorted, roasted, cracked, winnowed, ground, tempered, wrapped, stamped and stitched by Heists one-man team, Mikey - who’s chocolate making experiments started in 2016*, playing with ingredients in the shed of his house share. Having always had an interest in graphic design, he spent many nights mocking up packaging for the bars he had made - all for fun and with no intention of ever starting a chocolate company. Months passed, equipment grew and his new found hobby slowly became a passion. Fast forward a couple of years and here he is….
A factory, a website and stockists!
*Actually started when he was 7 as he was taken to the doctors for chocolate addiction.'
Discover more here www.heistchocolate.com