Montezuma’s chocolate summer edition

4 Aug

Prior to moving to the ‘burbs I lived in uber cool Shoreditch.  As well as having uber cool people who wear skinny jeans and plimsols it has a chocolate shop which I loved.  Montezuma’s, despite the name, is a British company who makes amazing chocolate bars and truffles.

One concern to me with food is its social and environmental impact.  Although Montezuma doesn’t use fairtrade certified chocolate it was voted as one of the Guardian’s Top 10 Ethical Chocolate Companies in 2007.  They do however practice what they call “trading fairly” working directly with cooperatives in South America and paying higher prices than fairtrade.  Of course, this isn’t independently monitored but as a small business we can hope down the line it will become possible for them to do so (mmm…. possible dissertation project?). I’d be interested to know your thoughts on not going fairtrade.  I do feel fairtrade has it issues (expensive for suppliers to obtain certification being just one) and that all trade should be fair, which seems to be what Montezuma’s is doing.  Although some sort of independent reporting would be useful.

A large portion of their products are organic and they also have a green policy in place which aims to reduce their impact through using recycled packaging and sourcing packaging locally.

It could be my bias to their amazing chocolate but as a small British producer which seems to have a strong idea of what it means to do good business they are alright in my book.

That said, I wanted to tell you about their limited edition summer range.  British puddings in a chocolate bar!  I only tried two of the three: Eton Mess and Apple Crumble.

The Eton Mess is Ecuadorian dark chocolate swirled with creamy white chocolate with strawberry & meringue and the Apple Crumble is Venezuelan milk chocolate with apple and biscuit.  They were both really good but I surprisingly enjoyed the apple crumble one more with little bites of tart apple.

This is not a sponsored post, but Montezuma’s if you are reading this I wouldn’t turn down any.  Thanks.


3 Responses to “Montezuma’s chocolate summer edition”

  1. Me Old China 4 August 2011 at 8:56 am #

    Big fan of this brand. Love the huge chocolate buttons and the dark orange chocolate!

  2. Catherine Sprunt 4 August 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Eaton Mess is my favourite ever pudding! And I love chocolate. May have to give these all a whirl! xo


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