'Chocolate is health food for the soul'...
but only if it's good chocolate.
Hi, I’m Annabel, owner of Lake Hayes Chocolate.
I believe in authenticity, in stepping lightly on this planet, in treating people fairly, in sustainability, in the joy of life, in seeking out a gift that is going to be received with pure pleasure and of course, in fine quality chocolate!
Single-origin cocoa from Sao Tome
Every product that comes out of the Esque Kitchen has its beginnings in the premium single-origin cocoa from Sao Tome. The producers 'Kaoka' have been recognized as specialists in exceptionally high-quality, aromatic organic chocolate for over 20 years.
Of equal importance, they are committed to a close partnership with cocoa growers and a strategy of sustainable development. They pay higher than market price for the cocoa, giving farmers value for their work. Read more about Sao Tome here.
This is where my chocolate story begins and then it continues to the Lake Hayes Chocolate kitchen in Queenstown, New Zealand.
When you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance!