STORY OF MELT
Louise Nason founded Melt Chocolates in 2005, with the guiding principle of the pursuit of health & happiness for her children, family, friends, and neighbours.
The name Melt was conceived over a blissful meal one balmy summer evening at the River Café in London. Louise, was searching for a word used in chocolate terminology as well as one having good associations, and the word melt does just that.
Chocolate, which melts at body temperature, should dissolve in your mouth in a silky mass, exploding with different flavours. A complex food with over 400 flavour notes, at its best it can provide an overwhelming taste sensation, lingering in your mouth long after the chocolate has melted away. At worst it can be cloying, sickly and sweet – but this is not what chocolate should be. Always hunt down the best. Bars should be of excellent quality, well made and stored at the right temperature and chocolates should be fresh.
Melt was created two years after her fourth child was born and almost became an extra member of the family. Its character is bright, excitable, spontaneous and it certainly has an interesting future.
We have a strong ethos and we follow the same principles that
Louise uses when cooking for her family at home: get the best raw ingredients, never compromise, and make sure everything is fresh.
“Nature knows best”. Not satisfied with existing high sugar and artificial chemicals found in traditional chocolate. Louise wanted her friends and family to taste fresh, natural chocolate. More cocoa equals more pleasure and an amazing melt-in-the-mouth sensation. Fresh chocolate to be handmade daily, just like freshly baked bread.
Family Owned Independent Company
Melt is a family-owned independent chocolate business which is based in Notting Hill. Melt is headquartered, makes, and retails all its fresh chocolates in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Melt is London’s Most Luxurious Chocolate Company.
Melt is the antithesis of corporate, which gives us the opportunity to be truly creative. Recipes can be inspired by a mood, a person, an encounter, or a chat with a customer. With excellent ingredients, skill, experience and imagination, our chocolatiers are able to create wonderfully innovative chocolates and bars.
Handmade Fresh Chocolates
Melt makes London’s most luxurious chocolates. Our chocolate boutiques are based in the heart of Notting Hill and Holland Park. Our fresh chocolates are handmade by world-class chocolatiers. Fresh chocolate tastes 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 makes truffles on a daily basis to ensure you have delicious, fresh chocolates.
Melt's Unique Approach
Melt’s unique approach is to have the kitchen in the shop, so you can see your chocolates being made right in front of you. Choose your chocolates and we can gift wrap them for you. Our store appeals to all your six 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.
Sourcing the Best Chocolate in the World
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.
Plastic-Free since inception
Each chocolate is handmade and “jewel-like”. The boxes of chocolate had to be presented in beautiful and environmentally friendly packaging. Melt’s designer boxes and bars have been plastic-free since our inception.
Protecting the environment and the Oceans – nature’s largest gardens has always been at the heart of our business.
We use renewable energy in our kitchens and have an electric delivery van for London. As our kitchens are located in our shops we minimise our carbon footprint.
Creative team of World-class chocolatiers
Handcrafted by our world-class chocolatiers, we use the best natural ingredients, reducing the sugar content, artificial flavours, stabilisers and other chemical preservatives. Handcrafted means it tastes homemade. Fresh means it tastes as good as freshly baked bread, baked right in front of you.
Melt's Mission is to put the Soul back into Chocolate
As London’s Most Luxurious Chocolate Company, we wish to explain why we fell in love with chocolate in the first place. Melt’s mission is to make chocolate great again by telling the story of this “well-known but least-known” of foods. Chocolate’s Latin name is “cacao theobroma” or the food of the gods. So we hope you will rediscover the taste of earthly paradise with Melt.