Chocolate Purveyors 7- Atypic Chocolate
Chocolate Purveyors is a blog series where we connect and discuss everything chocolate with both makers and enthusiasts. This discussion is with the Atypic Chocolate team.
Atypic is an Australian chocolate maker who is passionate about their chocolate, they work with cacao growers who provide respect, care and love to their produce and the land it comes from.The beans they source are from farmers practicing organic growing processes and who follow ethical, sustainable and fair trading practices.
The beans used in Atypic Chocolate are sourced from neighbouring Pacific Islands. They work closely with the farmers who supply their beans to learn about their process, visit the plantations and ensure the highest standards of quality and sustainability are met.
Do you remember your first experience with real chocolate? What was it?
Our first batch of chocolate for application was in our shop at South Melbourne Market; we made lemon myrtle chocolate for the board of the market and the chocolates were the top of the samples the market received.
Charles went to Vietnam in 2016, how did this trip shape Atypic Chocolate?
Charles was a pastry chef and chocolatier, he went to Vietnam with Jimmy’s family and the trip reborn our passion. We love the cacao pod, cacao bean and tried to bring the beans from different parts of the world to start an Atypic journey. Atypic means something unique and unusual, Atypic is trying to deliver our unique handcrafted chocolates with an unusual making process.
Favourite chocolate besides Atypic?
We respect all bean to bar chocolate makers and believe every brand has its own signature.
What makes the chocolate you create “Atypic”?
Our friends, our team, our passions, and our dream
How did you end up in the world of craft chocolate? What did you do before?
We love cacao, we want to deliver real chocolate to people around the world. It is hard, but we love what we do, we will continue to deliver the Atypic concept to everyone who loves chocolate.
Charles: Pastry Chef
Yu Chi: App Chocolatier and financial risk management
Jimmy: Pastry Chef
For someone who has never tried an Atypic bar, what bar would you recommend to them?
70% Solomon Islands, Vanuatu milk or Coffee Bars.
If you could only eat one chocolate bar for the rest of your life, what bar would it be?
Why did you decide to use only Pacific Cacao?
Atypic is in Australia, we meet lots of Island people, and we are trying to support the Islands' economy and promote the great raw produce from the islands.
What is your favourite chocolate pairing?
Cognac with 88% nibs.
What does the future hold for Atypic Chocolates?
We are aiming at the global bean to bar chocolate market. We want to be sold at chocolate shops around the world and increase our brand awareness every day.
We want to thank the Atypic team for answering our questions, they make exceptional chocolate and were featured in our 2019 November Craft Chocolate Box.
From rich dark Peruvian chocolate bars to new start-up chocolate bars on the come up, you never know what you’ll get inside the box!
Each month we will curate 4 to 5 premium specialty crafted chocolate bars.
Have someone who you appreciate? It also makes as a great gift!
If you want to just try a couple of bars, check out our online chocolate shop. It's a selection of what we have curated in our past boxes.
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