British Family Owned Chocolate Company

Making chocolate from our own farms in the Caribbean

The Islands Concept

Our Concept is Revolutionary

Industrial 95%

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.

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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 who grow and process cocoa on our farms.

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Cocoa grows 10 degrees either side of the equator.
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Why Islands?

Our award-winning chocolate is fast becoming the chocolate of choice for many of the UK’s finest chefs, trendiest bakeries and most discerning chocolate lovers.
But why?

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First of all is the chocolate itself:

First and foremost is the superior
TASTE
of our chocolate. Food can only taste as good as its ingredients, but can also be ruined by a bad cook! Fortunately, we have the best of both.

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.
Then there is its
QUALITY.
Sadly, the vast majority of cocoa is riddled with impurities, insects, moulds and off-flavours by the time it is shipped to industrial chocolate processing plants.

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.
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Then there is the background behind our chocolate

OUR CONCEPT
Being both the farmers of the cocoa as well as the chocolatiers, we have control of the entire supply chain. We are a family company with no outside influence such as investors or banks. This is rare and means a lot to our discerning clients.
These days, people want to know where their food comes from.
TRACEABILITY
is important both to ensure sustainable production and public health. All of our chocolate is fully traceable right back to the valley where it was grown.
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From Cocoa Into Chocolate

Almost uniquely, at Islands we manage the entire process every step of the way!

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Preparing the Land

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Planting the Seed

Grafting the Budwood

Growing the Plants

Planting out in the Mountains

Tending the Trees

Picking and Cracking Pods

Fermenting Beans

Washing

Drying

Bagging and Storing

Transporting

Cleaning

Weighing and Storing

Roasting

Winnowing

Grinding

Conching

Tempering

Moulding & Cooling

Packaging

Islands Chocolate

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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.

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    "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
    sustainability."

    Roy Levy Executive Chef, GAIL's Bakery
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    "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."

    Phil Howard Executive Chef, Elystan Street
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    "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."

    Benjamin Orpwood Executive Chef, Gordon Ramsay
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    "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."

    James Greatorex Head Chef, L'Ortolan
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    "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"

    Euan Peach Blue Strawberry & Table Talk

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.

    Chloe Chandless

  • 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.

    Edward Everington

  • 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!

    Liz Mac

  • 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.

    Laura Schict

  • 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