At The Chocolate Libertine our founding principle is to put artistic creativity at the heart of all our products; everything we produce is painstakingly designed and made by hand. Chocolate is an exacting science, as well as being a fascinating medium to work with. We love to combine the traditional techniques of piping and laminating layers of different couvertures with our modern use of lustre and colour in order to achieve our beautiful painterly effects.
The nature of our work means that each piece is unique.
Based in the Buckinghamshire village of Stoke Poges, our small but dedicated team packs everything by hand to ensure that every product meets our exacting standards and reaches you just as it left us.
MEET OUR HEAD CHOCOLATIER AND FOUNDER
"I have been working with chocolate for over twenty years, taking my artistic skills from textile design into a temporary job for the leading British chocolatier of the time, Gerard Ronay. I stayed, and continued to work under his tutelage for three years, learning more about the wonderful potential of chocolate and experimenting with colour and design. I went on to work with other award-winning London-based chocolate houses before founding The Chocolate Libertine in 2009."
Callebaut Cocoa Horizons Foundation
"Your choice for Callebaut is a choice for cocoa farmers to thrive. For every Callet™ of the Finest Belgian Chocolate range, Callebaut sources 100% sustainable cocoa. And for every pack you purchase, a part is reinvested in the farmers and their communities. By partnering with the Cocoa Horizons Foundation which works directly with farmer groups, we support farmer training and empower young farmers & women farmers to excel in their craft." - Callebaut Chocolate
ABOUT OUR PACKAGING
We are working hard to source more environmentally friendly alternatives to our packaging. Please refer to the below guide for information on our biodegradable and recyclable packaging.
Outer Packaging: Our cardboard boxes and bubble wrap are recyclable, and our biodegradable foam peanuts are actually made from corn starch so are suitable for home composting. Or if you don't have a compost bin you can just run them under the tap until they dissolve!
Bar, Thins and Easter Egg Bags: The bags we use for these products are compostable, and suitable for disposal in your home compost or food bins. However, the labels we use are currently not compostable, so until we find an alternative please peel them off or cut around them before composting your bags.
Tile and Easter Egg Boxes: The bases of our boxes are recyclable, as is the paper shred we use to pack our Easter Eggs. However, the labels we use are currently not recyclable, so until we find an alternative please peel them off before recycling your boxes.
If you would like to know more about the packaging of a specific product please get in touch with us, we're more than happy to help!
OUR BEEHIVE WINS TOP SPOT THIS EASTER
We are extremely excited to announce that our signature Chocolate Beehive Egg has been named the Best Overall Egg in Good Housekeeping's Easter Taste Test 2020!
“The spectacular Honeycomb Beehive from The Chocolate Libertine certainly has the wow factor and tastes as good as it looks. With a score of 80/100, it shares the joint winner position".
“The honeycomb pieces are great, and this is an extremely enjoyable egg ... Buy it for the big kid in your life.”
“This burst of sunshine is hand-painted using coloured cocoa butter by artisans in Buckinghamshire”
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING INSTITUTE
“A beautiful egg with an intricate, hand painted floral design”
“This is a luxury egg. The thick wall is made of caramel chocolate and inside there’s a bag of delicious honeycomb and milk chocolate nuggets. Lots of bang for your buck.”
READ OUR PROFILE IN COUNTRY LIFE MAGAZINE
Discover more about the story of how we started, and learn some of the production tricks we use to create our designs!
SEE HOW WE MAKE OUR CHOCOLATES
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