Karl and Marina Hogarth

Karl and Marina Hogarth

Hogarth Craft Chocolate is born out of a passion for chocolate, craftsmanship and art.

We source the highest quality cacao beans from around the world to create small batches of chocolate using traditional techniques. Our small factory is located in Nelson, New Zealand where we sort, roast, crush and classify, winnow, grind and conche, age, melt, temper, mold, and wrap all by hand.

Our process uses minimal ingredients and is focused on preserving the natural flavours within the cacao to create a chocolate with a true cacao flavour, a flavour lost in industrialised processing.

Together with Ana Aceves of Sugarcube Studios we developed a chocolate bar and packaging design which illustrates Karl’s journey from sailor to chocolate maker, and the voyage the cacao takes to reach our distant pacific island.