Bare Bones Chocolate is a micro-batch, bean to bar chocolate company based in Glasgow created by us, Cameron and Lara.
As chocolate and speciality food enthusiasts, we wanted to create our own brand that was built on incredible chocolate with impeccable detail through every process. We make our chocolate in a railway arch in Glasgow's city centre in micro-batches. We roast our cacao on a Giesen coffee roaster and have built and modified a lot of our equipment, to get the best possible quality for our batch sizes. We want to highlight the importance of good chocolate – free from emulsifiers and additives. Find out more about the Bean to Bar process here
We designed the branding ourselves in a simplistic and minimalist style that compliments the quality of the chocolate inside. We wanted to create packaging that mother nature would be proud of – focusing on reducing our impact on the planet rather than increasing profit margins! All of our packaging is sourced inside the UK. We use packaging that is from recycled sources and which is recyclable or biodegradable/compostable after eating. Our beautiful boxes are made using recycled paper coffee cups
and our wrappers are from Vegware - no foil, no plastic.
Cameron is a Mechanical Engineer previously working for a premium automotive manufacturer. With a passion for coffee and bicycles, Cam is behind the precision and focus that goes into being a chocolate maker.
Lara is a food photographer and chef, previously working in London alongside some incredible chefs, photographers and makers. Obsessed with food, good design and coffee culture, Lara works on every step from roasting to social media.
We want to build a sustainable brand that can make a difference in the chocolate and food scene. We want to share our fascination for cacao with our customers and demonstrate how incredible it can taste – without soya lecithin, vegetable fats or additives. Chocolate should be pure, delicious and ethical. Honouring the farmers, the cacao and the maker.