Our Experimental African Slabs

There’s only one chocolate that tastes better than Honest Raw Chocolate. And that’s Honest Chocolate.

Wraping bars

Confused? Let us explain.

Most of you know that our slabs are made from unroasted (raw) cacao beans from Ecuador, which give them their rich, punchy cacao flavour. We love these beans. They are some of the best in the world and it’s what makes our chocolate so special.

But people often ask us why we don’t use African cacao. The answer is simply because we haven’t found an ethically run, small-scale producer of premium beans who can supply us small amounts.

Until now!

A Chain of Positivity

Lucky for us we came into contact with Kokoa Kamili, a small-scale cacao producer in the middle of Tanzania. This is a group of amazing people working together to produce premium organic cacao beans whilst paying farmers 24% more than market rates for their cacao – amongst other good practices.

Sitting here at the tip of Africa we’ve always wanted to use brilliant beans from the continent, and now we can! And what makes us even happier is that it’s much more direct trade than conventional sources, which means we cut out the middlemen and more money goes to the farmers.

This makes us very happy. We get to be part of a chain of positivity that links you to the farmers.

Does it taste better? You tell us. Please.

Beans beans beans

Getting back to the original question, these beans make      incredible chocolate. We made some experimental slabs  using these beans – all done from the raw bean to the finished  slab, a process known as ‘bean-to-bar’:

    Raw Beans -> Sorted by Hand –> Roasted in a Convection      Oven –> Winnowed (Dehusked by Hand) –> Stone Ground (29 Hours)
–> Hand Tempered –> Moulded


We used simple unrefined brown sugar to make 72% dark chocolate slabs and we were blown away by the results.

This is chocolate on another level. Think rich, deep flavours with notes of raisins and tobacco, slight sour fermented notes, ending with light aniseed, and a long lingering chocolate finish.

Anyway, that’s just what we think. We’d love you to come in to our Woodstock Exchange shop in Cape Town and tell us what you think. We’ve got free samples waiting for you.

[Disclaimer! These chocolates are not yet for sale, we’re just experimenting for now. But keep your eyes (and mouths) open, you might see something soon…]



  1. Natasha 11th April 2022 at 12:58 am - Reply

    Would love to try it before you launch

  2. Penelope 20th July 2022 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I would love to try it.

  3. Chantelle Agar 30th September 2022 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Would love to try a sample

    • Thato Kotlolo 13th October 2022 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Would love to try this south African brand

      • Clarissa 22nd October 2022 at 10:07 pm - Reply

        I would like to give this a try

      • Francois Ambraal 27th October 2022 at 10:56 pm - Reply

        Good day,i have a sweet tooth and will love to try your product.

    • Tracy 5th November 2022 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Love to try it

  4. Jo Ann ahrendse 19th October 2022 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I love chocolate my very best snack.

  5. Philiswa Citabatwa 22nd October 2022 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I would love to try it.

  6. Tracy Moodley 27th October 2022 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    I’m a chocolate lover would love to try it

    • Fatima Iqbal 9th November 2022 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Have a sweet tooth love chocolate, would love to try it, thanks

  7. Crystal Chamanatha 31st October 2022 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    Would live to try your chocolate.

  8. Zonke 6th November 2022 at 1:55 am - Reply

    I love chocolate and I would like to be given the opportunity to try your product

  9. Fatima Iqbal 9th November 2022 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Have a sweet tooth love chocolate, would love to try it, thanks

  10. MAPITSE KWADI 14th November 2022 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Would like to try your chocolates

  11. Ruth Slinger 18th November 2022 at 1:12 am - Reply

    I Will like a sample

  12. Kim 27th November 2022 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Pleasssssseeeeee may i try it…..

  13. Rhouda Gordon 26th February 2023 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Would love to try the sample

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