WHO ARE WE
We started as a small family operation producing garlic and onion free products for alum allergic family
members as well as use up seasonal excesses from our small holding. Word spread and we had a number of
allergy affected customers purchasing our products. Low volume Chocolate
production started a few months later. As we shared more of our produce many
came back to purchase more and interest in our products has spread via word of
mouth, social media, and influencer recommendations across the globe. As sales
grew in our chocolates bbchocolatecom was formed to focus on delivering our
high quality hand crafted treats
Why BB?? The name either came from the process of producing chocolate from
Cocoa Beans thru to moulding Chocolate Bars, AKA Bean to Bar. Or from our late
bad tempered German Shepherd Ben who had a habit of Biting things, Ben Bites!!
You can chose the one you think is right……
OUR PRODUCTION FACILITY
Our dedicated Micro factory based in central Scotland has been designed to have
a minimal impact on the environment. The close to carbon neutral facility boasts
biomass heating, solar panel hot water heating and solar PV to provide electricity.
BBchocolate products are available by special order for weddings, birthdays, or as promotional items or from our online
shop for seasonal boxes and single flavored packs. Supplies are limited based on production capacity and flavors are the
inspiration of our chocolatier. We are always happy to speak about our chocolates and how we can help you with special
requirements. Feel free to get in touch.
Allergy to Garlic within our family was the start of our journey and triggered the start of BBchocolates. Although chocolates
usually don’t contain Garlic as an unrecognised allergen it and members of the allium family are a constant challenge for
our family. It’s made the whole topic of allergens something we professionally put a lot of focus on and like all food
businesses in the UK we are legally obliged to do so!
Gluten: [G] We mark our chocolates if they have Gluten however as our factory is small there is always a risk of cross
contamination. If you have a gluten intolerance please let us know when you order chocolates
Dairy: [D] Dairy appears in many of our chocolates in the form of cream or milk but also already in the chocolate we use.
Its a fundamental ingredient in our recipes so difficult to remove. However some of our dark chocolate is dairy free as are a
number of our fillings. Let us know when you order chocolates and we will work to support your needs. As with gluten
there is always some risk of cross contamination
Nuts, Peanuts: [N,P] Unfortunately, due to the compact nature of our micro factory we cannot make 100% nut free
products. We do work to minimise cross over contamination however there is always a risk. For large orders we can
consider a full clean down, contact us if this is something we can help you with.
Soya: [So] Our chocolates do contain soya, not in huge quantities, however enough that we must declare it.
Eggs: [E] We have yet to use raw eggs in our factory, however we do use ingredients that include eggs in there
preparation so when appropriate we declare them.
Sesame Seeds: [Se] Not on our ingredients list YET… but we love to try new things.
Sulphites: [Sd] Or Sulphur Dioxide, Many of the dried fruits we use have been processed using Sulphites. If you do have a
reaction then again please let us know and we will support your needs.
Lupin: [L] We don’t use it as a primary ingredient but are always aware that it may be in something we use.
Mustard: [Mu] As with Lupin it’s not a primary ingredient but are always aware that it may be in something we use.
Celery, Crustaceans and Molluscs : [Ce,Cr,M] We really don’t think they mix with chocolate so don’t expect to see them
flagged on any of our products, As with all allergens if we do then we will tell you !
Garlic: [Ga] Not yet a recognised allergen and we definitely don’t use it… But as you may have already noted we do have
family members and friends affected by it so are very aware that we are all different and could be affected by a non
recognised allergen. If you do have an allergy then tell us so we can try work with you.
Alcohol: [A] Again not an allergen but feel its important to declare it on our flavour guides.
Finally: If your in doubt please contact us.
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