Award winning bean to bar chocolate made in the heart of Hackney, London. The Land collection celebrates the world’s finest cacao with the whole process of chocolate making taking place from our workshop on the backstreets of E8; from roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching and wrapping.
Founder Phil Landers, a no-good sugar addict, passed time between long days in a BBC radio production office by blasting through any cheap chocolate he could get hold of. Seeking change, Phil left the BBC and set out to travel in Central America. In a cacao field in Guatemala Phil saw the truth of chocolate and realises the chocolate making game was for him.
Back in London Phil hide the secrets of his past and gets to work with Paul A. Young. He learns the ways of the chocolatier and re-educates his palette.
In 2016 Phil stepped out alone and found a place in the back streets of East London – an old furniture maker’s workshop in Bethnal Green. Keeping his connection with south and central America, Phil works on a range of single origin and single bean bars. The exciting new complex varieties of bean from Nicaragua take a central role in the first collection - Land Chocolate is born.