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Peru 2019
15th Feb 2020 | Posted by Aneesh Popat

Peru 2019

In October of 2019 I was taken to Alto El Sol, a plantation in Peru who supply beans to Cacao Barry - a brand who we work closely with for our origin chocolate supply. It was my first trip to plantation although not my first encounter with a real cacao tree. My first face to 'face' experience was at The Eden Project in Cornwall where I unexpextedly stumbled across the tree in their Tropical Biome. I wept under the tree remnisicing all the moments I had spent for years with chocolate. I expecte …
Channel 5 The Wonderful World of Chocolate
25th Jun 2019 | Posted by The Chocolatier

Channel 5 The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Aneesh was featured on Channel 5's 'The Wonderful World of Chocolate' on Sunday 23rd June 2019. Viewers got a chance to peep into the weird and wonderful creations of some of the country’s most ground-breaking chocolatiers. Aneesh Popat was profiled as the Heston Blumenthal of chocolate and showcased his unique twist on some of the nation's favourite flavours in the form of beans-on-toast truffles and a ‘three-course Indian meal’-flavour chocolate bar. …
12th Apr 2017 | Posted by Aneesh Popat

Losing your temper: The seeding method.

Losing your temper.The seeding method.The natural beauty of wild cacao crystallisation.We all lose our temper sometimes, at worst of times it can really affect your relationships and even your career. At other times it can be worse… a lot worse… it can ruin your batch of chocolate truffles!So when you feel the heat rising and the temper is about to blow… stop everything and take a moment alone before reacting. This in itself will help you regather. But now that you have stopped, what to do! …
5th Jun 2016 | Posted by Aneesh Popat

Fortnum & Mason Launch May 2016

It is with great excitement we launched our chocolates in Fortnum & Mason in May 2016.For the first time our loose range of water ganaches were made available in central London.Fortnum & Mason is a regal store situated in the heart of Piccadilly and houses a collection of the finest chocolates in the World. Eight of our water ganaches are amidst their fresh counter selection and include:- Coconut Mylk Water Ganache- Earl Grey Tea Water Ganache- Chilli & Lime Water Ganache- Beetr …
Selfridges Launch - Meet The Makers 2015
10th Aug 2015 | Posted by Aneesh Popat

Selfridges Launch - Meet The Makers 2015

We are thrilled to be part of Selfridges' Meet The Makers 2015.We have launched a whole range of exciting products as well as our newly branded items in their fabulous food halls. We will be in London, Birmingham and Manchester sampling our chocolates so please come and see us so we can spend time with you whilst going through our delicious selections!LONDONFriday 11th September 12-2pm and 6-9pmSaturday 12th September 1-2pm, 3-5pm, 6-8pmThursday 1st October 12-2pmFriday 2nd October 6-9pmSaturday …