Most of us are just happy to eat, drink, and discover new chocolate, with Chocolate Week being a yearly highlight. But for George Wellicome it ignited a real passion, and Brighton Cacao was born. George is from Worthing in West Sussex and started out working as a full-time chef after leaving college early at 18 years old. He went on to work with many household names and learned more on the job than college probably could have taught him. With his welcome smile, it is always great to catch up with George, and it was great to see him at this year’s Brighton Chocolate Festival.

We struggle with finding some flavoured bars to meet our dietary restrictions (gluten- and dairy-free) but George has captivated us with his Himalayan Salt and Pink Peppercorn Dark bar.

This limited edition bar became so popular that it has found a permanent place in George’s collection. George uses single-origin chocolate from São Tomé for its rich cocoa taste and fruity notes. This is perfectly paired with the sweet spiciness of pink peppercorns, and the Himalayan salt lifts the flavour combination. It is one to take slowly and enjoy.

George has a growing collection of chocolate bars on his website at Brighton Cacao and offers in-person chocolate classes too. Book yourself a treat and pop down to the South coast to meet George and discover more from Brighton Cacao.