Hon­est Chocolate keeps ev­ery­one sweet

Crafts­men lov­ingly turn out divine ex­plo­sions of taste at its tiny fac­tory in Wood­stock

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE -

TH­ESE days many peo­ple are look­ing for crafted food and drink prod­ucts and chocolate is no ex­cep­tion. Hon­est Chocolate is a small Cape Town com­pany which hand crafts slabs and divine lit­tle bon-bons of raw or­ganic chocolate. Ev­ery­thing is done the old-fash­ioned way, which is labour in­ten­sive, but the re­sult is a bit of heaven in your mouth.

The magic takes place at its tiny fac­tory in Wood­stock, but there is also the Hon­est Chocolate Café in the city cen­tre where you can sit at a ta­ble and tuck into all sorts of chocolate-based treats from brown­ies and milk­shakes to ice cream and the fa­mous chocolate “bunny chow” made with ba­nana bread.

At the back is the gin bar – it has no real name other than that – where on cer­tain evenings you can choose from a wide va­ri­ety of lo­cal and im­ported gins to enjoy in the tiny court­yard.

It’s one of our favourite hang­out places, and the in­ter­est­ing story

One of the first things

BY HAND: Anele Dz­iba of Hon­est Chocolate. This chocolatier uses no preser­va­tives, ar­ti­fi­cial flavour­ing or emul­si­fiers to keep the chocolate as pure as pos­si­ble.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.