Ocelot Chocolate is a small business, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is owned and run by Matt and Ish. They use only the highest quality ethical produce, and they use ethical business practices in every way they can. The outer packaging is made in the UK from FSC certified paper stock. The inner film is 100% home and industrial compostable. They chose to take a smaller profit margin in order to create the most delicious, and most ethical product.
They also draw and design the majority of the packaging and artwork themselves - Ish studied illustration at art school, and Matt has always loved art and graphic design.
The chocolate with a cocoa percentage of 70%, is made from beans which are grown in Virunga National park - Africa's oldest nature reserve, and the home of the last Mountain Gorillas. There, the farmers are actively working to protect the gorillas and this precious habitat, and the beans that are produced reflect this wondrously diverse region, creating a chocolate with the rich and tart flavours of dark fruits, earthy forest floor and smoky tobacco.
"Our tip for experiencing our chocolate to it's full is to firstly make sure your mouth (and body) is warm - chocolate is wasted in a cold mouth - so if it's frosty outside have a warm drink first, and make sure you're wrapped up and cosy. Then take a piece in your mouth and let it slowly melt on your tongue... Close your eyes and imagine the country it came from. Enjoy and picture each flavour as it comes - whether it be a damp hot jungle floor, a ripe blackberry, a tart cherry, or a whiff of pipe smoke on a windswept beach. When you open your eyes you'll feel like you're just back from an adventure!"