My chocolate journey truly began a couple of years ago. As a chocolate lover basically since birth, it wasn't until adulthood that I realised that as much as I love chocolate, I had no idea where it came from or how it was made. I embarked on a mission to find out what made chocolate so amazing! This involved getting educated and learning about the art of chocolate making through Ecole Chocolat and Savour Chocolate & Patisserie School, as well as trying lots of different chocolates from around the world. From learning the process and tasting different chocolates, the significance of the origin of the beans, and the taste preferences of the chocolate maker became very evident. This also started a love affair with bean-to-bar chocolate, particular from more artisan, small batch chocolate makers. However, not only did I learn about the process of chocolate making from tree to bar, but I also discovered that unfortunately there is a dark side of chocolate too. With a significant portion of the chocolate industry controlled by a handful of large companies who have forced prices down, cacao growers have been put in an unfortunate situation where the use of slave labour, particular child slaves, is now rife. Other consequences of unfairly low prices is that there has been limited resources put back into the industry to improve processes and ensure the industry is environmentally sustainable, and the economic viability of the industry has also been threatened, resulting in less people becoming cacao growers. The best way to combat this is to pay fair prices for chocolate. This discovery resulted in the birth of Chocolate Journey - somewhere you can find the finest, bean-to-bar ethical chocolate from all around the world. Where will your chocolate journey take you?