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Monsoon - Chili, Ginger, Lime, Lemongrass

It's finally here!
We have had many requests to bring back our original chili chocolate bar but we thought a simple chili bar would be too boring, so we have been working on this concept of capturing the flavour of a South East Asian curry. 

Its taken us a long time to pull it together but we are very proud of this bar because it soo delicious. 
We use Ginger, Chili, Lime and Lemongrass. The initial flavour comes from the ginger and lemongrass, then it develops over time and you get a sense of the lime and cocoa, later the heat of the ginger and chili kick for a mild burn, its not too hot, just right.

Aromatic, invigorating, unique.


Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Ginger, Birdseye Chili, Lime oil, Lemongrass Oil

Weight: 70g

Regular price $11.00

Unit price per 

Guayaquil | Ecuador

Our Ecuador cacao comes from Hacienda Victoria in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Arriba Nacional

The cacao variety is Arriba Nacional a species whose natural home is in Ecuador where it is known as “Fine Flavour” cacao. Hacienda Victoria are experts in fermentation and have no less than 11 different fermentation protocols to choose from. We chose a protocol that gives the cocoa very low acidity and a mild fruitiness, focusing more on the chocolate flavour rather than fruitiness. 

Featured ingredient | chili

Capsicum plants originated in modern-day Bolivia and have been a part of human diets since about 7,500 BC. They are one of the oldest cultivated crops in the Americas. Origins of cultivating chili peppers have been traced to east-central Mexico some 6,000 years ago. When Christopher Columbus and his crew reached the Caribbean, they were the first Europeans to encounter Capsicum. They called them "peppers" for obvious reasons.


From bean... to bar


We hand sort every batch to ensure only the best beans make it into our chocolate. We discard broken, mouldy and germinated beans, plus any other foreign matter which may have made it into the sack.


We roast batches of 10-15kg in our modified coffee roaster according to a roast profile we have developed for that particular bean. We roast to tame acidity, develop chocolate flavour, evaporate moisture and puff the husk away from the bean centre to allow easier winnowing.

Crush and Clasify

To successfully winnow (remove the husk) the bean needs to be broken apart and the pieces sorted into different fractions according to size. We do this in our home built classifying machine that vibrates the pieces through a series of sieves. 


Winnowing is the process for separating the husk from the bean’s meat, which is known as Nib. We use a system we built ourselves where the broken beans are allowed to fall through an airstream going in the opposite direction, the light husk is pulled up the airstream to be removed while the heavier nib falls to the bottom.

Grind and Conch

The goal is to grind the nibs and sugar until we reach our desired texture and the cacao’s inherent acids left over from the fermentation have been released (conched), being careful not to over grind or over conch.


Once the grinding/conching process is complete the chocolate is poured out into blocks, wrapped and stored for a minimum of 1 month. Ageing allows the remaining acidity in the chocolate to mellow, it is an important and unique step in our chocolate making.

Melt, Temper and Mould

The aged chocolate is re-melted and tempered. Tempering is a complicated process of heating and cooling where we force the chocolate to set in the correct crystal structure that will give the best shine, the loudest snap and longest shelf life. The tempered chocolate is deposited into each of our custom moulds.

Hand Wrap

Once taken from the moulds, each bar is sealed in a gold foil pouch, then enclosed in one of our beautiful colourful envelopes, all by hand.
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