Chocolate Tree

Edinburgh's cafe and shop turned chocolate maker has gone from strength to strength with its beautiful and delicious range of bean to bar products.

The Chocolate Tree started their chocolate adventure selling chocolates and treats on the festival circuit around Britain. Ali and Friederike Gower traveled around the country selling chocolate from a homemade solar powered geodesic dome, and they quickly discovered how popular their products were.

By 2007, the couple were selling their wares at farmers markets and starting to make a name for themselves on the east coast of Scotland.

Deciding to settle down in one place, they opened a chocolaterie and café in Edinburgh in 2009 where they sell a full range of organic bars, filled chocolates and baked goods.

But that wasn’t enough form them, and being adventurous types, they decided to start making their own chocolate directly from the bean. They’re one of only a handful of artisans in the UK making chocolate from the bean in the UK, and they’ve had to learn quickly.

Now, less than 2 years since they started making chocolate commercially, The Chocolate Tree is producing some of the best tasting chocolate we’ve tried recently. Beautifully presented in thick, floral wrappers and gold foil, it looks every bit as good as it tastes.