Willie’s Cacao – El Blanco

By Willie's Cacao

  • creamy
  • sweet
  • white


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  • Description


    White chocolate is made with cocoa butter, milk powder and sugar, but most confectionery uses cheap, deodorised cocoa butter and vanilla to hide any bad flavours.

    British chocolate maker Willie Harcourt-Cooze chose a different route. By making his white chocolate from the finest Venezuelan cocoa beans with no added vanilla, he’s made a white chocolate where you can actually taste the chocolate.

    Whatever your preconceptions about white chocolate, we think this is one everyone should try.


    You may remember Willie Harcourt-Cooze as the larger-than-life character behind Channel 4’s “Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory” back in 2008. The series followed Willie from his cacao farm in Venezuela through his roller coaster ride setting up his bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Devon.

    Willie is a true pioneer of the artisan chocolate movement in the UK, and the first of the modern independent bean-to-bar makers. His passion is to open people’s eyes to real chocolate. By this he means chocolate that really brings alive the flavour characteristics of the great single-estate beans that he uses. The recipe is simple – cacao, natural cocoa butter and raw cane sugar – no vanilla and no soya lecithin, nothing that can get in the way of the flavour of the beans. He even uses less cocoa butter than most chocolate makers because, although that means more stopping and cleaning in the factory, the flavours last longer in your mouth.

  • Additional information

    Weight 50 g
    Type of Chocolate


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  • 1 review for Willie’s Cacao – El Blanco

    • Michael A.

      Michael A.

      January 20, 2016

      A very fruitful white chocolate which carries and bolsters its own personality and establishes a blueprint for not having to have vanilla incorporated or vanilla to have been delightful in flavor. This bars three essential ingredients were masterfully combined to create a white chocolate that transforms ingredients such as milk, sugar, and cocoa butter into fine elements. A Special Thank You to Cocoa Runners for providing the item to me in wonderful condition.

  • Energy2540kJ/612kcal
    of which
    - saturates28.4g
    of which
    - sugars39.2g
    White chocolate. cocoa solids: 36% minimum. ingredients: cocoa butter 36%, milk powder 34%, raw cane sugar

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Made famous by the Channel 4 documentary series "Willie's Wonky Chocolate Factory", Willie Harcourt-Cooze is a pioneer of bean-to-bar chocolate making in the UK. Read more about Willie's Cacao