As you would expect we all have a love of Yorkshire here at Gorgeous Cottages. However, we all also have a bit of a weak spot when it comes to chocolate so when local Yorkshire company Kacao Chocolaterie offered to send us a selection of their finest chocolates to sample, we were in heaven!
Handmade Yorkshire Chocolates
Kacao is a small business based at Sedbury Hall close to Richmond and they handmake a range of chocolate treats such as truffles, thins and chocolate stirrers. They also hold regular courses where you can learn to make a range of chocolate treats for yourself (though this could be dangerous if you are on a diet).
It arrived beautifully packaged and was clearly a class above the chocolate we would normally have around so it wasn’t long before the first pack was opened and we all tucked in.
Salted Caramel Bar
The first chocolate to disappear was the Salted Caramel bar which combines incredibly moreish Fairtrade milk chocolate with pieces of caramel and a sprinkling of salt. It was absolutely delicious and there was a bit of a fight over who got to eat the final piece. I think the only solution is to order a bar each next time!
Another favourite was the white Yorkshire Rose bar. Now I’m not usually a fan of white chocolate as it can sometimes be a little bit too sweet. However, this had an infusion of tea and a slight hint of rose which made it much more interesting than a standard chocolate bar and really counter balanced the sweetness.
There’s something really satisfying about a good chocolate truffle as they are just so (for want of a better word) chocolatey. Kacao do a selection of different flavours but sometimes simple things can be best and their Simply Chocolate truffles really highlight the quality of their chocolate.
Single Origin Bars
Kacao also have a selection of Single Origin bars for people who love the intense flavours of dark chocolate – the cocoa content ranges from 66% to 80% so it packs a bit of a punch. We sampled the 70% Ecuador with Salt and Cacao Nibs bar – salt works really well in dark chocolate believe it or not and I would definitely get this again.
Other products available include chocolate buttons, chocolate lollipops and Meltaways in flavours such as Salted Peanut and Vanilla & Rose. You can view the full product range and order on the Kacao website.
Gorgeous Cottages sampled a selection of chocolate from Kacao and have around 150 of the finest cottages throughout Yorkshire.