The arrival of the Industrial Revolution saw, along with nearly all other crafts, the industrialisation of food production. Chocolate was not spared. This was a time when food began to be produced to a price rather than to a taste and nutritional standard. Chocolate began to be presented as a confectionary bar with limited cocoa bean content and original flavours masked by additives.
But in recent times there has been a strong move back to the days before mass production with a renewed focus on fresh, whole and local.
The craft chocolate maker is a strong participant in this movement.
Using vintage chocolate making equipment and only two ingredients, cacao beans and raw sugar, Bahen & Co. strives to craft chocolate in traditional way from bean to bar.
We want our followers to undeniably be able to recognise that our chocolate springs from an exotic fruit with each bar creating its own semi-wild signature that speaks of its source.
We look forward to sharing this journey with you. From bean to bar.