Handmade chocolate is no longer a thing in Perth, where chocolate makers are turning their attention to making the stuff more sustainable and delicious.
Handmade chocs are made with ingredients that are not usually used in the making of chocolate, including cocoa beans and cacao nibs.
The result is a chocolate that is softer, sweeter and less sweet than traditional chocolate.
Handcrafted chocolate in Perth will continue to be made by small artisanal chocolate makers, including the likes of Kristy Grew, whose chocolate is sold at cafes in the city.
“We’ve got a good group of people here that have been around the chocolate industry for many, many years and are really looking forward to the future,” Ms Grew said.
“It’s a wonderful community.
It’s not just about me and the people I’m with.”
A growing demand for handcrafted chocolatiersThe trend for handmade choco-chocolate is now so popular that some small chocolate makers have started making their own.
Ms Grown said there was a growing demand.
“A lot of people, they’re looking for something more affordable,” she said.
Ms Grew’s chocolate, which she sells at a cafe in the CBD, is made with cacao, chocolate, vanilla, sugar and water.
“Our goal is to have something that is a little more affordable than the big chocolate companies, but that’s not the end of the world, you can make your own,” she told 7.30.
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