French chocolate from Hastings

Fennel and bergamot chocolate from la petite chocolat

Here’s something I discovered at Wise Cicada recently: la petite chocolat bars. Made in Hastings by French chocolatier Anissa, many of the fair trade chocolate bars are vegan-friendly.

Like this one: fennel and bergamot, in 70% cacao Ecuadorian dark chocolate. Or the last one I bought: orange and toasted sesame seeds. Both were lovely: subtle, layered flavours in rich, smooth dark chocolate based on French Kaoka couverture.

There’s also a dark coffee bar, ginger and mandarin, peppermint, chilli and lime, lavender… many beautiful flavours to try.

You can order la petite chocolat from their website, or browse the selection at Wise Cicada in Newmarket.