The Well-Bean Company
Hackney Downs Vegan Market
Dream to Bean to Bar
Charlie (with a chocolate factory)
It was around February 2016 when I started teaching myself the craft of bean to bar chocolate making. I'd cut dairy from my diet to improve my health, and whilst I do love dark chocolate, I was missing the deliciousness of milk chocolate. I couldn't find a chocolate that satisfied this craving, so I decided I would invent my very own.
Hidden away in a garden shed that I had built in my landlords garden, I was spending day and night working on a recipe. After almost two years of eating a lot of not quite right test batches, I finally discovered a recipe I couldn't resist.
Things have evolved quite a lot since then. My shed is now a chocolate factory and instead of working alone I am now surrounded by a team of incredibly talented people who help to make The Well Bean Co what it is today.
When I am not working in the chocolate factory, I am involved in various mental health projects. I am very open about my own struggles with mental health and love sharing what I have experienced and learnt on my journey. In fact, inside each bar of chocolate I have included a snapshot of what's helped me feel healthier and happier.
The Well Bean Co donates its time and a percentage of profits to support mental health projects.