Ocelot is a micro chocolate factory based in Edinburgh run by Matt and Ish. All their packaging is plastic-free, made in the UK and the pack designs (which we LOVE!) are drawn and designed by them.
Their chocolate has a cocoa percentage of 70% and is made from beans which are grown in Virunga National park - Africa's oldest nature reserve, and the home of the last Mountain Gorillas. There, the farmers are actively working to protect the gorillas and this precious habitat, and the beans that are produced reflect this wondrously diverse region, creating a chocolate with the rich and tart flavours of dark fruits, earthy forest floor and smoky tobacco.
We chose their Dark Cherry chocolate for this month’s box - the sweetness of the cherry is delicious smooth, rich, dark chocolate - and perfect to enjoy with coffee.
Ingredients: cocoa mass, raw unrefined cane sugar, cocoa butter, dried cherry (2%), black cherry extract (<1%)
We love their tip for enjoying chocolate to it’s full;
“…firstly make sure your mouth (and body) is warm - chocolate is wasted in a cold mouth - so if it's frosty outside have a warm drink first, and make sure you're wrapped up and cosy. Then take a piece in your mouth and let it slowly melt on your tongue... Close your eyes and imagine the country it came from. Enjoy and picture each flavour as it comes - whether it be a damp hot jungle floor, a ripe blackberry, a tart cherry, or a whiff of pipe smoke on a windswept beach. When you open your eyes you'll feel like you're just back from an adventure!”
You can find out more about them here