Duffy is one of just two micro chocolate makers in the UK, his bars are made direct from cocoa beans sourced from farmers in Latin America.
Each small batch is cleaned, roasted, stone-ground and moulded over a four-day period in our small factory in Lincolnshire. Duffy Sheardown is the owner and chocolate maker for Red Star Chocolate and is the person responsible for pretty much everything.
We work closely with the farmers to ensure that they are properly rewarded for concentrating on growing, fermenting and drying fine flavour cocoa beans, and pay extra for these beans so that they understand our appreciation of the quality that they can deliver.
The long slow conching process allows the complex flavours naturally present in fine cocoa beans to fully develop and mature. By keeping the processes simple and gentle, by carefully selecting the best possible cocoa beans and by adding the smallest number of other ingredients the purity of the true flavours can be delivered in these fine chocolate bars.
Available online from www.redstarchocolate.co.uk or at various stockists nationwide including Fortnum & Mason and Harvey Nichols.
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