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About

ANEESH POPAT

 “The Heston Blumenthal of the chocolate world”

- Channel 5

Voted as one of the 1000 most influential Londoners, founder Aneesh Popat is the recipient of the Golden Leaf, awarded by The Academy of Chocolate for his "True Innovation in Fine Chocolate". His clientele includes royalty, Michelin starred restaurants, luxury hotels, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, The Houses of Parliament and leading global brands including Rolls Royce and Cartier. Aneesh Popat is an ambassador for Original Beans chocolate and is the Chocolate Expert on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.

THE CHOCOLATIER

The Chocolatier explores exciting and experimental flavour combinations and maintains wellbeing as a core value creating handmade indulgent chocolates with a selection of the finest single origin cacao in the world. Using natural ingredients, Aneesh focuses on water based ganaches to discover hidden flavours from within the heirloom chocolates that he uses. His scientific background and passion for fine chocolate has led him to become renowned for his unique and innovative flavour combinations.

The Chocolatier mission is to ‘change the world one chocolate at a time’. Every chocolate expertly made and savoured, makes a positive difference by contributing to the education and materials for children in India. The Chocolatier also focuses on carefully sourcing ethical cacao from climate positive cacao forests and gardens that support the conservation of nature, wildlife and the people who live and depend upon it.

WATER GANACHE

Chocolate + Water = Chocolate

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Water having no real taste of its own allows for the chocolate to do all the speaking. Aneesh uses high quality and fresh ingredients to make his chocolates. Pairing fine chocolates with water, fruit purées, spices, nuts and herbs means this is all there is to taste. There is no thick cream masking any flavour. There is no butter coating your palate. The result? A beautifully smooth chocolate which melts luxuriously but does not leave a sticky residue in the mouth. His revolutionary approach to chocolate making has resulted in a ganache which contains 40-50% less calories than standard truffles.

 

Inspired by the technique discovered by French chemist Dr. Herve This, Aneesh has gone on to deliver an astonishing transparency and honesty in flavour. Note his chocolates by their signature: immediate high impact flavour and then a fresh clean palate.

 

THE FACTORY

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AWARDS

 

Chocolate Artisan of the Year 2023 - Southern England

Lux Life Food and Drink Awards 2023

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Best Luxury Chocolate in the UK

Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2021

Chocolatier of The Year - London & South East

Prestige Awards 2021

The True Innovation Award, for Innovation in Fine Chocolates

Academy of Chocolate Awards 2014

Top 25 under 25s in London

The Evening Standard 2013

The 1000 Most Influential Londoners

The Evening Standard 2013

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Gold Award UK Small Business

50+ Awards 2012