From conching and refining our own chocolate bars to sending chocolate gingers into space or purveying 3 Michelin starred restaurants, Artisan du Chocolat has broken the mould and redefined modern luxury British chocolates since 1999. All our chocolates are hand crafted in our atelier in the Kent countryside.
At the heart of Artisan du Chocolat is a commitment to innovation and excellence that breeds a constant stream of ideas created with passion, crafted for pleasure. We explore the world of chocolate with a careful balance of focused dedication and inspired roaming, often taking the road less travelled to create iconic chocolates.
Artisan du Chocolat is born with our first customer, Gordon Ramsay.
Creation of the first ever salted caramels.
Best producer award, Food Observer Monthly.
Conching and refining our own bars from ground beans
Our candied gingers go in space as an NASA astronaut favourite food.
Creation of Nutricoa, our first functional chocolates
Opening of our Kensington boutique.
Creation of our vegan friendly chocolates.
Opening of Artisan first boutique in Chelsea.
Our chocolates are served on the last Concorde flight.
Move to our purpose built, 20000 sqft atelier in Ashford, Kent
Our first concession at Selfridges London
Opening of our first boutique in Riyadh, KSA
Opening of 2 boutiques in Doha, Qatar.
Opening of our West Hampstead boutique.
Our cocoa is sourced mostly from South America and from fine cocoa beans (Fino di Aroma) through suppliers who know cocoa growing inside out and work with farmers in true cooperation.
Going beyond the logos that are easy to understand on packaging (such as UTZ or Fairtrade), it is our belief that an in-depth understanding of cocoa agriculture can transform the life of cocoa farmers, typically small scale farmers.
Therefore we work with suppliers who are able to provide training and education to cocoa farmers (such as pruning, hand pollinating, grafting, multi crops planting) for a sustainable and productive agriculture of fine cacao beyond the “feel good” effect of a logo
Artisan Know How
Behind Artisan du Chocolat know how is a strong team of more than 35 passionate and dedicated oompa loompas who make our 20000 sqft atelier in Kent a buzzing centre of excellence for all things fine chocolate. They know their ganaches, from their pralines, their caramels from their coulis and work tirelessly and perfecting their craft as artisans have done for centuries to ensure that our chocolates are perfect made and packed every time.
Our atelier in Kent is BRC accredited and Sedex accredited.
Sloane Square Boutique
89 Lower Sloane St,
Monday - Saturday: 10.30am - 6.30pm
Sunday: 11.30am - 5.00pm
400 Oxford St,
Monday - Saturday: 9.30am - 9.00pm
Sunday: 11.30am -6.00pm