Manufactured on shared equipment with products that may contain soy, milk, eggs, gluten, wheat, peanuts or other allergens.
about our ingredients
No matter which of our wide variety of gourmet chocolates you choose you can be assured that they are all made with the highest possible quality ingredients. Wherever possible the ingredients are locally sourced from one of Tasmania’s many wonderful food producers. If a product is sourced from outside of Tasmania each supplier is vetted for fair-trade and ethical practices and, if at all possible, the produce selected is grown organically.
Consideration for the environment also goes into each and every choice we make – from the obvious ingredients and packaging right through to the choice of cleaning products used in our facilities.
With our choice of chocolate we directly support farmers and sustainably cultivated cocoa beans! Our chocolate creations are made with Callebaut Finest Belgian Chocolate. The great taste comes from Callebaut’s over 100 years of chocolate making expertise from bean to chocolate: in local selection and sourcing cocoa beans, in blending and roasting the beans, and in refining and conching the chocolate.
the fruit and vegetables
Our chocolate additions are freeze dried in Tasmania from predominantly Tasmanian produce. During the process of freeze drying only the moisture content disappears, the unique flavours stay in a concentrated form as does the valuable vitamins and minerals. The fruit and vegetable additions made this way do not contain any added preservatives, sugar, artificial colouring or flavours.
the spices and herbs
The cocoa beans that make up the base of our premium chocolate have distinct flavours that can be enhanced with the right seasonings. But spices are intense with essential oils so we take care to use them in small amounts – more of a hint or suggestion (you could say “a pinch of”). Herbs can also make a bold statement (or bring a subtle hint of flavour) that pairs beautifully with of chocolate. The spices and herbs used in our chocolates are organically grown whenever possible and predominately sourced locally.
We use exclusively Tasman Sea Salt harvested from the pristine, nutrient rich waters off the east coast of Tasmania. This salt contains an abundance of naturally occurring trace minerals. It is rich in potassium with lower sodium levels than many other salts.
We tend toward salt minimalism. Just a pinch of salt will accomplish the objective here, which is to make the chocolate more chocolatey and to enhance all of the other wonderful flavours in our creations.
the coffee beans
The Rainforest Alliance Certified seal is awarded to coffee bean farmers that meet the criteria of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a coalition of leading conservation groups. This requires the farms to be environmentally responsible and equitable to farmworkers, which ultimately benefits the local community and the biodiversity of ecosystems. These farms are inspected at least annually, and SAN is constantly working to create a sustainable agroscape with neighbouring farms. Through purchasing Tasmanian Coffee Roasters beans you’re contributing to the expansion of the sustainable coffee bean market.