Ocelot Chocolate is a small business, based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is owned and run by us - Matt and Ish. We are a married couple who left our jobs as chefs to pursue our dream of having our own business and making the most delicious confectionery, in the purest way possible. We use only the highest grade organic and fair-trade produce, and we use ethical business practices in every way we can. We also draw and design all of our packaging and artwork ourselves - Ish studied illustration at art school, and Matt has always loved art and graphic design - so this is a hugely important part of our business.
We work a micro-factory in the old port of Leith, Edinburgh along with our two amazing employees Wilma and Paraskevi.
We are obsessed with good chocolate - to us it's in a food group all of it's own, and cannot (and should not) be compared to a regular chocolate bar. High-grade dark chocolate - like a fine wine or a specialty cheese - is up there with the most special things in the world and it is an experience to savour, with flavour notes that come in waves and linger long after you finish.
Our tip for experiencing our chocolate to it's full is to firstly make sure your mouth (and body) is warm - chocolate is wasted in a cold mouth - so if it's frosty outside have a warm drink first, and make sure you're wrapped up and cosy. Then take a piece in your mouth and let it slowly melt on your tongue... Close your eyes and imagine the country it came from. Enjoy and picture each flavour as it comes - whether it be a damp hot jungle floor, a ripe blackberry, a tart cherry, or a whiff of pipe smoke on a windswept beach. When you open your eyes you'll feel like you're just back from an adventure!