Our Cocoa Plantation

IT ALL STARTS AT OUR RABOT ESTATE IN SAINT LUCIA

We’re one of the world’s few chocolate makers to actually grow cocoa, on our beautiful plantation in Saint Lucia. Connecting cocoa growing with luxury chocolate making and retailing makes us unique in the UK.

Cocoa Plantation
Tree to Bar

Tree to Bar Cocoa

FROM OUR 250-year-old cocoa plantation

We farm and select ripe cocoa pods to cut from the tree, which are then fermented, winnowed and conched, before being tempered to make the couverture for our own chocolate bars and recipes.

Engaged Ethics

Rejuvenating cocoa farming

At our Rabot Estate we provide technical help and high quality seedlings for farmers, but also guarantee to buy entire crops at higher rates. Whilst in Ghana, we’ve been active since 2002 regularly visiting the region to see our projects in action.

Engaged Ethics
Chocolatiers

Our Chocolatiers

DEVELOPING CHOCOLATE INNOVATION

The chocolatiers working in our development kitchen are always being creative, conjuring up inventive and innovative chocolate recipes with exceptional ingredients. Each candidate recipe from the kitchen is rigorously sampled, tasted and compared to ensure that the finest go forward into our Tasting Club selections and onto our shelves.

Innovative Recipes

Thousands of exciting new flavours

From Choc Chip Cookies, Treacle Tarts and Raspberry Smoothies, to Gin Truffles, Pistachio Praline and 100 Dark slabs... Every month our highly skilled chocolatiers are always striving to make hundreds of exciting original and innovative recipes for members, that let the authentic flavours of the cocoa bean take centre stage. Our mantra is More Cocoa, Less Sugar.

Recipes
Regular

Monthly Selections

Choose your prefect club

We've selections to suit every taste. The Classic, filled with milk, dark and white chocolate recipes. The Mellow Milk selection is alcohol-free, while the Dark box is packed with deep, daring flavours. The Fortified Selection tempts those who love their boozy, chocolates, while the Rabot 1745 collection showcases rare cocoa.

Chocolate Demoracy

Members score and rate every chocolate

Every tasting box comes with a scorecard, there’s an online version too. By scoring chocolates you’ll be influencing the development of new recipes, with the highest rated starting in Hotel Chocolat products.

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Awards

Award Winning Chocolate

we've RECENTLY WON A NUMBER OF AWARDS

We're proud that chocolates developed through the Tasting club with feedback from members have gone on to win a number of accolades. From Great Taste Awards in 2013 and 2014 to the recent Academy of Chocolate awards.

Membership

THERE'S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO JOIN

As you can imagine, keeping 100,000 chocolate-loving members satisfied with a different selection every month means a great deal of chocolate recipes to create. Try today for just £9.95, plus discover plenty of members only benefits, plus you can cancel anytime!

Membership
Gift Membership

Gift Membership

Treat a friend or family member

Save at least 25% on the regular monthly price of £22.95! Your lucky recipient can choose to receive their favourite selection - Classic Favourites, Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Boozy, or Rare Cocoa Chocolates. As a member of the Chocolate Tasting Club they will receive a new box of chocolates every 4 weeks.

Want to know more?

Find out how our Tasting Club works...

Let us explain how you can take up our introductory offer, as well as how and when you will receive your boxes. What's more we'll let you know about all the benefits of joining the club, from discounts and offers to exclusive products and competitions.

How it works