TREE TO BAR
The Chocolate Tasting Club was founded in 1998 with
the aim of making exciting, original, innovative chocolate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.