How we make Josh’s Chocolate
My tempting chocolate range includes both dark and milk chocolate bars, buttons and hot chocolate spoons. All products are smooth, luxuriously tasty and made with the finest ingredients.
But how do I make it?
After much research, and plenty of tasting!, I chose the ‘melt and mould’ process whereby I use premium quality, pre-refined chocolate, the same method adopted by many artisan producers. Whilst seemingly straightforward, it requires the addition of flavours before tempering, weaving in my carefully selected inclusions before moulding into my bars or gigantic buttons. From here the bars are vibrated to remove any air bubbles and then refrigerated for at least an hour. The last stage is foiling, packing, boxing and distributing, ready for you to enjoy!
What inspired Josh’s Chocolate flavours?
From the very beginning, I knew I wanted to offer something a little different, injecting a contemporary edge to time-honoured classics. Orange and Almond is one of my favourites so this was first to the table! The idea of using Cornish Sea Salt was inspired by my affinity with the Cornish coast, where I spent much of my childhood. To complement, I added hard caramel pieces to add a little crunch to this firm favourite. My love for walking and exploring our local woodlands is where the idea for Blueberry and Hazelnut was formed and finally, adding some zingy peppermint to my smooth dark chocolate seemed like the perfect way to really make my smooth dark chocolate pop.
I am always mulling over new ideas; chocolate tends to be such a personal thing so if there are any flavour ideas you would love to see, please do get in touch and share your inspiration.
Sustainably sourced ingredients
Like many, the environment and sustainable, ethical sourcing of ingredients is of utmost importance to me and I have recently embarked on my B Corp journey. From inception, I have strived to use palm oil free and Rainforest Alliance approved products wherever possible. All my chocolate is certified by the latter whilst all my extra ingredients are sustainably sourced, even my salted caramel is made with certified sustainable palm oil.