The Cacao Tree was established by Clare Shepherd to cater for the ever increasing demand for chocolate made to the highest standards both in terms of ingredients and taste. It was also the result of years of loving research into the art of a chocolatier which, combined with her unique creativity, resulted in the opening of the first shop which is based near Lydney.
Clare’s passion for what she does is apparent in every chocolate made for The Cacao Tree customers, who have been flocking through the doors since the venture started earlier in 2006. Clare’s ethos is to produce chocolate taste perfection and maintain the highest quality for all of her gorgeous chocolate.
As The Cacao Tree product line develops, her mission is to bring these delicious, innovative delights into more retail outlets, as well as develop the website for online orders and a new wedding favour range.
‘Our aim is not to become another ‘fancy’ chocolate producer, rather to provide the public with a more primitive, rustic almost earthy style of chopped chocolate so many dream of. There is no pretence, no airs and graces with our chocolate, just inspirational, mouth-watering experiences! We use a high quality Belgian chocolate, Fairtrade and Organic products and add delicious top quality inclusions and essential oils, flavours and spices. For us, it’s all about taste and texture, get those right and we’ve got a successful chocolate.
We provide tasting samples at our shop, so that our customers can experience the flavours of our chocolate before they buy. Our customers find this fascinating and very tempting and we enjoy the responses and feedback we receive.
We look forward to you visiting our shop