Great Taste Success for Coeur de Xocolat

Award winning Chocolatier, David Greenwood-Haigh, is enjoying success after winning a Great Taste Gold Award with his Raspberry Jam with 70% Arauca Dark Chocolate.

David’s business Dark Choc and Rasperry Jamlaunched a range of jams earlier this year as a way to embody the company’s desire to take consumers on a food adventure with chocolate.

The award-winning jam is handmade using quality raspberries and some of the world’s most exclusive chocolate. The 70% Arauca Dark Chocolate is made from the pods of the scarce Colombian Criollo Tree and makes up just 8% of the world’s cocoa.

The Criollo variety is considered Finos de Aroma and are renowned in chocolate circles for its light floral notes. David, who is also a Master Chef member of the Craft Guild of Chefs, commented:

‘Consumers in the UK are eating less of the traditional spreads like jam and marmalades and I think it would be real shame if their popularity continued to decline. Chocolate spreads are experiencing real growth and I saw an opportunity to use fantastic quality chocolate to re-invigorate the products with real heritage in the UK.

The Arauca Dark Chocolate was selected for its soft chocolate flavours that complement the great quality raspberry jam as opposed to overpower it. Chocolate is such a versatile food and it can be used in so many different ways, in this instance we’re enhancing an already great product. I’m over the moon to win the award and it’s a great reward for the hard work it took to take my idea and passion into a retail format.’

There are three jams with a chocolate-twist in the Coeur de Xocolat range including a Strawberry Jam with Nevado White Chocolate and an Orange Marmalade with 40% Atlantico Milk Chocolate. Coeur de Xocolat is based in Yorkshire and as well as owning a retail product range offers Chocolate Consulting Services, Chocolate Corporate Events and Chocolate Parties. The full Coeur de Xocolat range is available from selected specialist outlets and online retailers throughout the UK.