Entries by Bianca Marton

COLOMBIA – VENEZUELA BEAN TRIP DECEMBER 2017

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 […]

Christmas Chocolate Hampers

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 […]

A Golden Gift, use the code PASSION to get your free Golden Pod!

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 […]

What makes good chocolate?

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 […]

INTRODUCING THE TREASURE TROVE

    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 […]

New Moulds

New moulds have arrived.. They are really helping production speed, so in theory, less late nights for me!

Happy Birthday Mum

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 !

New Kit.

The chocolate gang are dismantling some of the factory today ready for the new kit to come in…

Roasting gets bigger!

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!

The Big Feastival

Largin’ it with Jamie Oliver at the Big Feastival. We made hot chocolate & Churros, and the crowds called out for more…

Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard!

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!