The Chocolate Tree

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The Chocolate Tree, Edinburgh


“Theobroma Cacao: Food of the Gods, brought down to Earth.”

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Chocolate Tree is a legacy created by philanthropic conservation couple Alastair and Friederike Gower.

The Chocolate Tree pride themselves on creating exceptional chocolate products, whilst guiding customers lovingly by the hand and taking them through the creative process and origin through authentic transparency. Timeless as ever and aesthetically stunning pieces of chocolate mastery, each bite is created with endless dedication and a passion for their art.


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The Chocolate Tree, Edinburgh


In December 2009, the Gowers launched a classical yet contemporary chocolatiers at 123 Bruntsfield Place, situated in the heart of the boutique shopping district and firm favourite residential area of Edinburgh, making them the only ‘bean to bar’ chocolate makers. The Chocolate Tree create small batches, utilizing the finest ethically sourced and organic ingredients to bring customers fine flavour chocolate, whilst offering struggling farmers better profits and preserving biodiversity.


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The Chocolate Tree, Edinburgh – Easter eggs 2016 collection


The Chocolate Tree believe that the best way to preserve biodiversity and achieve the highest flavours is through organic farming on small plantations; this pesticide free agriculture allows midges to fertilize the cacao flowers – this helps the plants create the essential cacao pods and beans, from which their luscious, eco-friendly chocolate is made.


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The Chocolate Tree, Edinburgh


These artisan chocolate treats come in several forms – as a spread perfect for toast, pancakes and brioche, and in flake form to create the perfect cup of flavourful, frothy hot chocolate. The Chocolate Tree also cater for weddings, offering truly sensational chocolate wedding cakes and individual treats for guests which can be chosen by hand and decorated in any colour scheme desired, and the brand’s signature piece, the Pyramid, a decadent edible masterpiece, perfect for parties or gifting to friends.


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The Chocolate Tree, Edinburgh – Hand-crafted and organic artisan chocolate


On the occasional Friday, The Chocolate Tree invite guests into their shop for an evening of Chocolate Tasting, taking attendees on a delicious journey from the cacao farm through to the finished chocolate products. This talk covers a brief history of the origins of cocoa and chocolate, and discusses the environmental health benefits of cocoa, where guests are invited to roast some beans and even make some chocolate, unlocking the secrets behind The Chocolate Tree’s fine flavour chocolate. Attendees are invited to try a variety of products including organic couverture and bean to bar, right through to a finished praline and chocolate gelato.


Lasting approximately an hour and a half, tickets for these tastings cost just £18, and are accompanied by a glass of bubbly. These Guided Tastings are regularly met with fantastic feedback.


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The Chocolate Tree