A South Yorkshire based chocolatier has been commissioned by The Royal Mint to create bars containing real gold.
Bullion Craft Chocolate, who create an award-winning range of luxury chocolate bars from their base in Sheffield, have teamed up with the coin supplier to offer a luxury gift box featuring three bars of chocolate each decorated with edible 23 carat gold leaf.
Run by Max Scotford, Bullion was created whilst he was training to be a chef at Sheffield College, later making chocolate at home as a hobby before launching the business in 2016. Gaining inspiration from the ancient Mayans, who valued cocoa beans more than gold, Bullion was born and their products have since been stocked at high end outlets across the country including in Harvey Nichols and have picked up a number of prestigious industry awards along the way.
Max said: “This is a dream partnership for us and we’re beyond excited to of been selected to create these very special bars for The Royal Mint.
“The gift set will feature 3 bars, 2 milk and a dark and are made from the finest Ecuadorian heirloom cacao beans and feature 23 carat gold flecks.”
The Royal Mint said: “Chocolate has been a symbol of luxury and wealth throughout its history and the new range takes this idea one step further.
“It’s the first time in our history that The Royal Mint has combined gold with chocolate, offering customers a unique opportunity to try a unique product and our partnership with Bullion, an award-winning bean-to-bar chocolate maker, has enable us to create an exquisitely crafted gift.”
The cacao beans used in each of the bars were sourced and selected in Santo Domingo, in the heart of Ecuador and the final product features notes of hazelnut, caramel, and dried fig, or for those with a sweeter tooth, the fine milk chocolate bars have roasted nuts, butterscotch and vanilla tones.This three bar gift boxes are available to buy exclusively online at www.royalmint.com and from their retail sites. For more information on Bullion’s award-winning range visit their website www.bullionchocolate.com