WILLIE’S TV

Welcome to Willie’s TV, where you’ll find inspiring recipes for cooking with cacao and chocolate from savoury to sweet, from my quest for the finest beans around the world from Indonesia to Sierra Leon to Colombia, from those journeys to find the best ingredients to make the finest flavours, from my adventures looking for antique chocolate machines to produce artisan chocolate; it’s here!


INTRODUCTION TO WILLIE’S CACAO

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A QUICK INTRODUCTION

TO WILLIE’S CACAO

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Willie’s brief introduction to Willie’s Cacao, his passion for real chocolate, his cocoa farm in Venezuela and bean to bar chocolate factory in Devon.

WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT OUR CACAOS?

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What are single estate cacaos? Why do they taste so totally fantastic!? Why saying single origin is like saying wine from France!


THE JOURNEY FROM BEAN TO BAR

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The journey through the Willie’s Cacao Chocolate Factory. How a bean becomes a bar.

WILLIE TALKS ABOUT HIS PASSION FOR CHOCOLATE
& DOES A GUIDED CHOCOLATE TASTING

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Willie talks about his passion for real chocolate, from the unlikely beginning sitting on a beach in Venezuela to setting up Britain’s first bean to bar chocolate factory. All the while guiding us through a tasting of his diifferent single estate chocolates.

TASTING VIDEOS

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INTRO DISCOVERY BOX

DARK CHOCOLATE

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Introduction to Willie’s Cacao with Japanese Magnificent Creations

Longer 25 minute tasting guide

INTRO DISCOVERY BOX

DARK CHOCOLATE

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Introduction to Willie’s Cacao with Japanese Magnificent Creations

Short 6 minute tasting guide

INTRO DISCOVERY BOX

MILK & DARK CHOCOLATE

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Introduction to Willie’s Cacao with Japanese Magnificent Creations

Longer 25 minute tasting guide

INTRO DISCOVERY BOX

MILK & DARK CHOCOLATE

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Introduction to Willie’s Cacao with Japanese Magnificent Creations

Short 5 minute tasting guide

NOVEMBER 2020

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DARK CHOCOLATE

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Fruity Flavours.

Longer 24 minutes tasting guide

NOVEMBER 2020

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DARK CHOCOLATE

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Fruity Flavours

Short 10 minutes tasting guide

NOVEMBER 2020

SUBSCRIPTION BOX

MILK & DARK

World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Fruity Flavours.

Longer 24.5 minutes tasting guide

NOVEMBER 2020

SUBSCRIPTION BOX

MILK & DARK

World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Fruity Flavours

Short 8 minutes tasting guide


OUR CHOCOLATESWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

HOT CHOCOLATE
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This Hot Chocolate rocks!

NO ADDED SUGAR SONG
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New No Added Sugar Chocolate, 100% cacao naturally sweetened with fruit and nuts. When it’s this good you have to sing about it.

NEW! NO ADDED SUGAR
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Chocolate naturally sweetened with fruit and nuts. Vegan. No Added Sugar.

EL BLANCO
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Why even our white chocolate doesn’t need vanilla

CHOCOLATE PERFECTION
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The rhythm and music of chocolate.

MATCHA
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Choosing the best ceremonial grade matcha with the farmers near Kyoto in Japan and making it into the best chocolate

A LIGHT ROAST
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Madagascan Sambirano beans come tumbling out after their light roast

RECIPES

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WILD WATERCRESS

AND WILD GARLIC SOUP

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The wild flavours of these foraged ingredients will put a spring in your step

EASY PEASY

CHOCOLATE PANCAKES

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Let the blender do the work,

nothing could be easier.

CHOCOLATE SPREAD

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Make your own..

No nasties here!

CHOCOLATE SORBET

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Melting magic.

WHITE CHOCOLATE AND

BEETROOT BROWNIES

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Gluten Free and who can resist that colour ?

CHOCOLATE VODKA

FOR FATHER’S DAY

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Drink it as a dessert, with a dessert or after a dessert!

FRESH SCALLOPS WITH WILLIE’S CACAO

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Willie and Captain Darren go on a 40-foot dive to prepare the freshest scallops ever with a dusting of Willie’s Supreme Cacao on a bed of salad.

CLASSIC CLOUD FOREST CAKE

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What to do on a gloriously sunny day in Devon? Bake Willie’s classic Cloud Forest Cake in the garden of course. A cake made in heaven….

BITTER CHOCOLATE CASE MOUSSE

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Willie Harcourt-Cooze and his friend Rob make a Classic Chocolate Mousse in a Bitter Chocolate Casing, one of Willie’s dinner party favourites.

MAKE WILLIE’S CACAO TRUFFLES

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Willie shows you how easy it is to make rich, deep dark sexy fresh cream truffles. Truffles are the best way to taste the different flavour profiles of cacao beans.

PURE SPRINGWATER SORBET

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A chocolate sorbet needs three ingredients, fine sugar & chocolate, & fresh, pure water. Willie sets out across Dartmoor to source water for the perfect sorbet.

WILLIE’S ULTIMATE HOT CHOCOLATE

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Cacao has been consumed as a drink for thousands of years in Central America. This recipe is based on a typical Aztec beverage.

COOKING  WITH CACAO IN SPAIN

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Travelling in Spain, Willie selects tempting local produce, and cooks up a storm. Olives, beans, chorizo. walnuts… The best ingredients make the finest flavours!

CACAO, PEPPER & HARISSA MACKEREL

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Willie fishes for mackerel on the mouth of the river Exe with a friend. They return to prepare Cacao, Roasted Pepper and Chilli Harissa to go with their catch on the jetty.

SLOE BERRY CHOCOLATE VODKA

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Willie picks sloes in a Somerset orchard and makes sloe berry chocolate vodka, a great after-dinner liqueur or dessert served with a biscuit or a slice of cake.

WILLIE’S CHOCOLATE COTTONMOUSEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

On his way to Freetown, Willie spots an unusual creature, a “Cotton Mouse” (or is it?!) and turns it into a delicious cacao dish…

CACAO TORTILLAWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by an original maize and chocolate drink, Willie decides to make and test a delicious cacao tortilla, using local ingredients.

A CHOCOLATE FEAST FOR THE CHIEFWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

In Sierra Leone Willie is invited to cook for the chief. The meal is a little late because Willie has to improvise – there’s no whisk, and then there’s no barbecue.

COOKING IN SIERRA LEONE World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by local ingredients in Sierra Leone, Willie decides to make an orange & Almond bitter chocolate cake… Now he just has to find somewhere to cook it…

TRAVELS

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FORAGING

FOR WILD GARLIC
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Getting ready to make the soup

CLOUD FOREST

MAKES WATER
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High in the cloud forest in the mountains of Choroni where my farm is. Listen to the clouds turning to water as it drips from the trees.

ALADDIN’S CHOCOLATE CAVEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie finds the future of his chocolate making in two old chocolate making factories in Spain. Beautiful old machinery to take home to the Factory in Devon.

THE FACTORY: FROM BEAN TO BARWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Follow the tantalising and pure process of chocolate making, all the way from bean to bar in Willie’s North Devon factory.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA, EASTERWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie’s Cacao eggs-clusive Easter event in London. Venezuelan breakfast making, Easter egg making, and music from the wonderful Malambo. Eggcellent.

MAKE PERFECT EASTER EGGSWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie describes the perfect tempering method, and how to get your home made easter eggs smooth and gleaming.

WILLIE’S CHOCOLATE COTTONMOUSEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

On his way to Freetown, Willie spots an unusual creature, a “Cotton Mouse” (or is it?!) and turns it into a delicious cacao dish…

CACAO TORTILLAWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by an original maize and chocolate drink, Willie decides to make and test a delicious cacao tortilla, using local ingredients.

GINGER & LIMEWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie is very excited to make connections to Sierra Leone, help support sustainable regeneration of the cacao farms, and find the perfect cacao for Ginger & Lime.

A CHOCOLATE FEAST FOR A CHIEFWorld of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

In Sierra Leone Willie is invited to cook for the chief. The meal is a little late because Willie has to improvise – there’s no whisk, and then there’s no barbecue.

COOKING IN SIERRA LEONE World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Inspired by local ingredients in Sierra Leone, Willie decides to make an orange & Almond bitter chocolate cake… Now he just has to find somewhere to cook it…

WILLIE’S COLOMBIA TRIP World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

Willie travels through Colombia to meet the cacao farmers who are making incredible changes to how they farm, and making great beans for a new cacao for Willie!

WHOPPERS

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WHOPPER – THE TURKEY World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Turkey.

WHOPPER – THE PIG World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s preparation of Junkie Pig.

WHOPPER – THE MUSHROOM World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Mushrooms.

WHOPPER – THE EEL World of_Fin 2_El Tesoro and Cacao Growing_hg

One of the classic scenes from Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory featuring Willie’s story of The Eel.

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