A fresh chocolate is like nothing else…it is truly sublime. All our recipes are designed in-house by the Melt chocolatiers. So come and see our kitchen in our store which is a hub of creative activity. The Melt team make truffles on a daily basis to ensure you have delicious, fresh chocolates.
Our store appeals to all the senses: sight, touch, smell and of course taste. Watching chocolate being made is fascinating and the smell is intoxicating.
Chocolate is the only food that melts at body temperature, hence our name. You can only appreciate chocolate if you let it melt slowly in your mouth – so we encourage you to taste the best chocolate and let it linger in your mouth in a seductive way. Melt creates truly sublime chocolates using the best ingredients in the world. We source our ingredients from the best producers globally. At Melt, we work closely with chocolate producers. We will only use chocolate that is sourced from companies with strong credentials for supporting the local community and the environment.
Melt's vegan chocolates taste "unbelievable". Our aim is to make them both good for you and the planet. Your luxury chocolate comes in a beautiful designer box. Chocolate is naturally vegan, as it's the fruit of the evergreen cocoa tree. Small orchid-like flowers grow on its trunk, which is then pollinated by tiny midges. The resultant fruit contains seeds, misleadingly referred to as beans, called cacao.
We are dedicated to gifting a pristine planet to our children. Melt is fanatically plastic-free and also minimizes food miles by co-locating our kitchens in our shops. Saving the planet one plant at a time. To decarbonize the world and halt climate change - veganism will have an important part to play.
Chocolate is a fermented food and is beneficial for gut bacteria. Chocolate naturally sits alongside kefir, yogurt, cheese, wine and beer as being healthy for the gut. Researchers from the University of Reading measured higher levels of the good bacteria Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species after consuming cocoa. Our Chocolate and our fresh bonbons are entirely natural products without additives and highly processed products.
Melt's beautiful designer packaging is plastic-free and has been since our foundation over 10 years ago. All our fresh boxes, chocolate bars and caramels are entirely plastic-free. So approximately 90% percent of our packaging is plastic-free. However, the journey to being completely plastic free is not an easy one. Customers still like to see the food products they are buying - so we are finding it difficult to eliminate plastic completely. Join us on our journey as we explore ways to eliminate plastic completely from our entire range. Our customers thoughts and advice are welcome on how to eliminate all plastic from our packaging.
Melt has always allowed the chocolate to do the talking - reducing excessive packaging and designing our products to be plastic-free. But two areas that we have not eliminated plastic entirely is for small products that customers still like to see before they buy and some packaging for internet orders on fragile items. Courier companies handling of our handcrafted chocolates often means that we are still sadly reliant on bubble wrap to reduce the risk of damage. We have used straw and paper periodically - but the internet delivery mechanism and our handcrafted products don't seem to be completely compatible - if we want to reach 100% plastic free and not have our goods damaged in transit. Click and collect is one alternative option.
LOW SUGAR CONTENT
The higher the chocolate content the lower the sugar content. Hence our 100% is entirely sugar free and our Superfood bar uses 72% cocoa. We are exploring ways of creating sugar-free chocolate or sweetness with low GI alternatives. Help us on our journey to Sugar-Free Chocolate or select our high cocoa content chocolate.
Melt was founded by Londoner, Louise Nason in 2006.