Hasslacher’s ‘Solid Bar’ Colombian drinking chocolate is a unique tasting 100% cacao gourmet hot chocolate made in Colombia where the finest native South American Criollo and Trinitario beans are grown.These rare beans are superior in flavour and constitute only 7% of the total world cocoa produced each year.
We are probably the only brand of chocolate sold in the UK that is made entirely in the country where the beans actually grow. This provides local employment, improves traceability, creating a more sustainable and robust fair trade mechanism. Therefore, no cacao beans are traded on the open market but rather bought directly from the farmers and growers, through their own co-operative supply chain, providing better prices than traded beans, where middle men are involved.
Hasslacher’s deliciously wholesome flavour is made to a secret recipe that has been a family favourite in Colombia since 1906. Nearly half a million of these bars are made and sold in Colombia every month making it their favourite national drink.
50 years R&D in cacao production and cultivation models to preserve quality and increase production to guarantee the best product and profitability for the farmers.
Cacao related training provided for more than 700 people per year in the Granja Luker plantation. We really care about the welfare of our people.
In Colombia alone, enough of our drinking chocolate bars are made to prepare approximately 1.8 billion cups of hot chocolate per year. It’s their national drink.
One tree produces around 100,000 buds each year with just 0.5% producing flowers = 500 flowers. Just 8 to 10% of these 500 flowers get to maturity.
"The real deal - 100 per cent quality Colombian cacao. You can drink it like an espresso or add milk and sugar. Absolutely my favourite.” 5/5 rating 'Top of the Hot Chocs’ - Daily Mail"Jennifer Earle, Judge for the International Chocolate Awards
"Just the thing for chilly nights, Hasslacher’s Hot Drinking Chocolate made from 100 per cent cacao is now available in the UK. A cult drink in Colombia, it has an intense, fruity aroma and has no added sugar. Melt the chocolate gently, add it to hot milk, then add sugar, if you must, and you’ve got a drink quite unlike your usual cocoa. It’s £4.95 for 250g from Marks & Spencer."Lucia van der Post - ‘How To Spend it’- Financial Times
Hasslacher’s Hot Chocolate, 145-157 St John St, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4PW
Tel: +44(0)7866 422 145