TCHO, with a background in technology, is a chocolate maker that takes a scientific approach to everything it does. Founded in 2005 by chocolate industry veteran Karl Bittong and tech entrepreneur Timothy Childs, TCHO engrains technology into every step of its value chain.
TCHO has developed a program named ‘TCHO Source’ which was initiated to addresses the gaps in cacao farmers’ understandings, be it in quality, fermentation, flavour. TCHO partners with cacao farmers, cooperatives, and cocoa research institutes around the globe, with the goal to produce the best cacao beans possible. TCHO Source helps supply the tools and training needed, so its partners have the ability to become experts at both flavour analysis and cacao production, while earning a better living. TCHO Source is made up of 3 key components: flavour labs (introduced at origin), improved infrastructure, and sensory analysis (also introduced at origin).
TCHO’s dark milk chocolate with pretzels and an extra sprinkling of sea salt is an ingenious flavour combination. Whilst a common snack found within American supermarkets – chocolate coated pretzels – we always love seeing confectionery and snacks being reinvented by craft chocolate makers.
The pretzels in this bar are made from gluten free ingredients, and TCHO is also certified Kosher.