I use the top c. 3% of the world’s cocoa beans, grown on individual farms, so like fine wines they all have beautiful, complex and unique flavours. These single estate beans don’t just show up at the factory, someone has to go and find them! The first two weeks of December have been a whistle […]
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CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE HAMPERS FOR CHOCOHOLICS WANTING THE GOOD STUFF These are completely unique chocolate hampers, for people wanting to discover what real chocolate is all about. I make it all ‘bean to bar’ from the best single estate cacaos in the world, but more than that, each hamper contains some of my real treasures, things […]
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Have you ever seen such exquisitely beautiful pods? Maybe better hanging on a Christmas Tree than as earrings! These Golden Cacao Pods represent everything that is beautiful about my chocolate. A great friend, and well known artist sculpted the first one. I was there watching the incredible shape come to life out of clay. Now […]
I soaked the base in Wild Amareno Fabbri cherry syrup. …. Don’t eat the cherries! It was for the Food Rocks in Lyme Regis on the weekend. Paradise!
Milk of the Gods is rolling!
There are 3 things that make good chocolate. Genetics of the beans, post harvest-fermentation and drying, and a crazy chocolate maker… One of the great things about roasting, is you need to have full attention all the time… There is only a small window when its perfect. And then you […]
This is a very big week in The Chocolate Factory- the launch of my Chocolate Treasure Trove. Have a look at www.williescacao.com/chocolate/#willies-kitchen, and you will find a vast collection everything chocolate, made with the best of the best ingredients: hazelnut chocolate spread, praline truffles, drinks and ground breaking ingredients. The Willie’s Cacao chocolates […]
Cacao Bread is out! There is nothing like your own bread. Toast it to get added nuttiness… Yes, 90g of cacao going in…
Just checking over the original manual for my beautiful Siroccco Bath Roaster – 250kg per batch.. It’s pretty, but it’s in French!
The rise of chocolate purists! The BBC investigates real chocolate: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21847447
At Somerset Cider Brandy to collect chocolate lab ingredients… Apple Brandy, honey…. sounds like an interesting centre …Watch this space!
Pretty Pigs & Delectable Chocolate at the Devon County Show. I love attending this wonderful annual event.
If you didn’t have this for breakfast go back and do it again!
The first labels in Venezuela, right through to today. A voyage in branding!
I feel a little energy-less today… Trying to kick the rhythm with this ginger & lime cloud forest cake!
New moulds have arrived.. They are really helping production speed, so in theory, less late nights for me!
At a service station on the motorway yesterday, I made a hot chocolate by putting 40g in jar with hot water + shake!
Just made my mum a chocolate torte, topped with a ganache and strawberries, and set in the fridge… My daughter says she could eat it all day !
Here we go! The new boxes for Black Pearls – Sea Salt Caramels and Milk Chocolate Pralines… Out in the Autumn…
The chocolate gang are dismantling some of the factory today ready for the new kit to come in…
The new (well, very old…) roaster. She is bigger than my current one, and she’s on her way to a restoration befitting to her former glory!
Largin’ it with Jamie Oliver at the Big Feastival. We made hot chocolate & Churros, and the crowds called out for more…
A wonderful Easter event in London; golden tickets, chocolate fountains… And not a creme egg in sight!
We’ll be filming in the factory on Wednesday with Eric Lanlard for Eric’s new show… It will be shown on Channel 4, starting in April, and will be called Baking Mad!
The Chocolate Bible was the book of the week in the Saturday Telegraph!