British Family Owned Chocolate Company
Making chocolate from our own farms in the Caribbean
The Islands Concept
Our Concept is Revolutionary
Huge international companies who buy millions of tonnes of cocoa on the world markets, mainly from West Africa, to process into chocolate on an industrial scale.
Bean to Bar 5%
Chocolatiers who source beans directly or indirectly from farmers to make into chocolate themselves in relatively small quantities.
Seed to Bar 0.01%
A minuscule number of farmers who make their own chocolate from cocoa grown on their own farms. Truly progressive.
From Our Farms To You
By purchasing Islands Chocolate, you are directly supporting the livelihood of many Vincentians at source who grow and process cocoa on our farms.
Our award-winning chocolate is fast becoming the chocolate of choice for many of the UK’s finest chefs, trendiest bakeries, caterers and discerning chocolate lovers alike.
Because people are bored with buying ubiquitous chocolate from ethically questionable sources produced using industrial methods by huge foreign multi-nationals.
We are completely different. A UK company farming its own cocoa on its own farms to produce its own outstanding quality chocolate in a format and sufficient quantity suitable for Michelin starred restaurants.
First of all is the chocolate itself:
Emanating from our fine-flavoured beans and coupled with the expertise of our master chocolatier partner in Belgium, the taste of our chocolate is uniquely fresh and natural.
Growing from seed and hand-processing cocoa ourselves means our cocoa is produced and delivered in perfect condition. Combined with our unique flavour profile, this enables us to produce chocolate of unrivalled quality.
Then there is the background behind our chocolate
Then there is the background behind our chocolate
From Cocoa Into Chocolate
Almost uniquely, at Islands we manage the entire process every step of the way!
Click on a step to learn more!
Follow the Trail
Preparing the Land
Planting the Seed
Grafting the Budwood
Growing the Plants
Planting out in the Mountains
Tending the Trees
Picking and Cracking Pods
Bagging and Storing
Weighing and Storing
Moulding & Cooling
Our Chocolate Testimonials...
Of course all chocolatiers claim that their chocolate is the best, and we are no different.
But we prefer to let our esteemed clients and customers do the talking.
"Islands chocolate is simply the best chocolate I've had in years"
"Islands chocolate was simply the best chocolate I've had in years. We have big plans for the future together. Lots of new outrageously delicious concepts obviously but also one mission; to bring back a touch of realness to the food we make; to centre stage again true craftsmanship, provenance and
"Versatile and utterly delicious"
"I am a great believer that the greatness of a dish is tied to two things - the greatness of the cook and the greatness of the ingredients. If you're in the business of trying to make truly wonderful chocolate creations, do yourself a favour no matter how good a cook you are, and use the versatile and utterly delicious range of Islands Chocolate."
"Pure chocolate flavour"
"It's all about the flavour of the cocoa, it's so pure and clean. Pure chocolate flavour, and this is so rare to taste."
"A flavour as powerful as the ethos behind it."
"Amazingly good for all the right reasons. It is pure, fruity, acidic - a flavour as powerful as the ethos behind it."
"The best chocolate I've ever had the pleasure to eat"
"The best chocolate I've ever had the
pleasure to eat, incredibly complex
with multiple layers of flavour and a
joy to work with"
What Islanders Say
Such delicious chocolate! You can really tell this is a single estate chocolate. It has such a clear, fruity flavour. Its flavour profile is simply stunning. Top level mouthfeel too. Smoothness to rival the best brands. An ethical chocolate couverture with a reasonable price tag. Perfect.
The product exceeded my expectations and has a far better (and more complex) flavour profile than most market milk chocolate which tends to rely on too much sugar! It's also got a really cool story and apparently seed to bar is pretty rare.. Definitely worth a try and next time gonna buy some dark chocolate for cooking.
A beautifully balanced chocolate, dark and rich but not overpowering or bitter at all. Baked perfectly in some brownies at home during lockdown and have since taken it in to the restaurant I work at and trialed it in making a range of petit fours, a mousse and a fondant. All worked very well.
J M Nevile
I ordered these buttons to use in various keto recipes, including peanut butter/chocolate chip bars made with almond flour and coconut flour. They work perfectly - making the bars taste chocolatey and tasty without being too sweet. Love the re-sealable packaging too!
I loved everything about this chocolate. From the smooth texture, deep flavour and super cool packaging. The buttons are perfect for snacking on but I’ve also used them in making cookies and brownies. These buttons are epic.
This was a present for my father-in-law, who loves his dark chocolate and has tried many, many over the years (he's 81). He said this one was by far the best he'd ever tasted.
Mrs L Sentence