... to create insanely delicious treats from the simplest ingredients, made with love, and by hand.
Better treats, that make you feel good, with far less sugar and none of the dairy. Just simple ingredients with minimal processing. Always delicious.
We place a great deal of importance on our ingredients. That goes right the way through from what we use, and who we source it from, to where it is grown. We strive to use as few ingredients as possible in our treats, so we have to be sure that what we do use, is the best we can possibly find.
We never ever use any gums, stabilisers or anything you can’t pronounce in our treats. Instead, we focus on real, simple plant based ingredients that are grown on trees.
Smooth & Creamy
Our ultimate aim when setting out to create Nobó chocolate was to reproduce the luxurious creaminess of fine Swiss chocolate, without the dairy and using far less sugars. Not the easiest task in the world!
While we had tried some vegan chocolates on the market, we were struggling to find one that still delivered the indulgence and creaminess we wanted, and often those that were available were packed full of sugar and processed ingredients. We were desperate to avoid that grainy dry texture that the majority of bars on the market seemed to have.
It took two years of trying but in the end we got there! Using single-source cashew nut butter, mixed in the right amount with cacao butter and coconut, we give Nobó chocolate its unique creaminess, unparalleled in any other non-dairy choc.
We also use A LOT less sugar, in fact 50% less than a bar of milk chocolate. That’s massive. And we steer clear of refined white sugar in place of unrefined organic coconut sugar which is a little gentler in the body.
Single origin cacao
What's more, we only use single origin organic cocoa beans from a plantation near Virunga National Park in the Congo. Cacao trees are planted in the buffer zone around the Virunga National Park to help create a sustainable source of income for the local communities and protect the last remaining gorillas.
We work with a coop to buy this cocoa and they have a very robust program to assist farmers in cocoa cultivation, fermentation and processing, and comply with organic and fair for life certification. The premiums obtained via the sales of cocoa are re-invested in the region and we are delighted to see it is already having a really positive impact on the farming community there.