Ancient Mayan culture provides the clue to Sheffield based,
bean to bar chocolate maker, Bullion’s name.
It’s all too easy to let fine chocolate become more than a ‘consuming’
passion and that’s just what happened to a former Chef, who became so entranced
with the process of making chocolate, he set up his own bean to bar chocolate
making company in Sheffield.
Years of meticulous research later and Bullion; a name
inspired by the Mayan culture, where cocoa was thought to be a commodity &
currency more valuable than gold, has produced 3 outstanding single origin dark
chocolate bars from their South-Yorkshire premises.
The chocolate making process starts with the very beans
themselves, ethically sourced from smallholder farms, to ensure the unique
flavours of that particular, cocoa grower, are showcased.
In doing so, Bullion hope to highlight the skill and
dedication of the farmers themselves. It’s another feature, which has resulted
in some unique flavours, within their award-winning chocolate bars.
Bullion said “By starting right at the source and working
from the bean, we’re
able to have complete control over the complex steps needed to make chocolate.
Allowing our skilled makers to entice and showcase the distinct flavours of the
beans from each single origin.”
believe you will experience chocolate from a totally different perspective.
Just as fine wine, here at Bullion we want people to discuss the different
origins and flavour notes of the chocolate we craft; using our signature bars
as a platform to give cocoa the appreciation it deserves.”
the very core of everything Bullion do is a deep commitment to purity and
sustainable, ethical trading.
chocolate bars never contain more than 4 ingredients, allowing the purity of
the cocoa to come through each single-origin bar.
cocoa beans they use are sourced from trusted supply chain partners and
co-operatives, that drive maximum value to the cocoa growing communities. It’s
a scheme that Bullion believe goes far beyond Fairtrade.
only does this ensure Bullion will have repeat crops of the best quality cocoa beans
for their chocolate. But together, they believe they’re building a fairer and
more sustainable supply chain, which will revolutionise their industry.
“Ultimately, we really
want Bullion Chocolate to speak for the growers and the unique personality of
the beans they produce – using our signature bars as a platform to give cocoa
the appreciation it deserves.”
Bullion are currently
working with 3 different cocoa origins: Haiti, Bolivia and Guatemala:
From Haiti, their No1 70%
cocoa content, Acul Du Nord dark chocolate bar. Located in the picturesque
foothills of the Massif de Nord mountain range, these beans are from an association
of smallholder farmers, who together, manage 974 hectares of land.
From Bolivia, their No2
70% cocoa content Alto Beni dark chocolate bar. Grown deep in the Amazonian
basin, a region with an incredible diversity of plants, animals and cultures.
Situated at roughly 1500 feet above sea level.
And finally, from Guatemala,
their No3 70% cocoa content Lanquin dark chocolate bar. Located in the north
central region of Guatemala, a lush, green plateau about 4,500 feet above sea
level. Usually shrouded in mist, this area is farmed by people of direct
decedent to Mayans.
All of Bullion’s current chocolate
bars are soya free, dairy free, wheat & gluten free, alcohol free & nut
free. They’re suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians alike. Made from just Cocoa
beans, Cocoa butter and Cane sugar, Bullion proudly claim that their ethical
cocoa sourcing goes beyond normal Fairtrade chocolate practises.
Bullion’s chocolate bars
are Academy of Chocolate award-winning; their Haiti received a Silver award.
The Academy of Chocolate awards are the most prestigious awards in the
They’re also Yorkshire’s
first bean-to-bar chocolate company, and join an exclusive list of other, UK
based, artisan bean-to-bar chocolate makers (or Cacaofevier’s).
Now you can buy
Bullion’s superior quality, single origin dark chocolate bars online directly
from Chocolate Trading Co’s award winning website.
We’re very pleased to be able to bring to you
this new chocolate bar range from an up and coming, UK, bean-to-bar chocolate maker, and look forward
to introducing our customers to more of their chocolate bar range, planned for