For us, it is not about colourful, pompous bonbons.
Our focus lies on ingredients and taste. We want every bonbon we make to have a distinct flavour profile and clear tasting notes. The exterior is simple, natural and minimalistic. No colouring that distracts the senses.
As our factory is located in the middle of Österlen, a region also known as the “cupboard of Sweden”, we have locally grown produce within an arm’s reach. And we are able to work directly with great producers that are dedicated to what they do and the quality of the ingredients that they produce. Raspberries, lavender, goat cheese, apple cider, honey… everything we need to flavour our chocolate creations is right here in front of us. This is the true foundation to the taste you get from our products.
Colourings, preservatives, pre-packaged fruit purées and synthetic aromas are banned from our factory kitchen. Why? Because real ingredients gives better taste and taste is the heart & soul of Österlenchoklad. And of course, we only use our own ”bean to bar” chocolate which gives us full control over quality, flavor and additionally we can provide full transparency of the whole chain of production. From cacao fruit to bonbon. This is something that you rarely find in the Nordics today.
Our factory is located in the small village of Skåne-Tranås near Tomelilla town.
The factory shop is open all year and our small café serves mostly sweet treats but we have something savoury too and we always serve great speciality coffee from small Swedish micro roasters. You can enjoy your Swedish “fika in our café or during sunny summer days in our garden.
The vacation that never ended. That is one way to describe it. What we thought would be a brief stop for a cup of coffee in a small village ended up being the biggest change of our lives. Instead of buying coffee, we bought a small bonbon factory. And after that we started a chocolate factory. A real chocolate factory, making Swedish chocolate bean to bar from directly traded cacao beans (Svenska Kakao). In 2019 we merged it all together and went full on bean to bonbon.
Today you can see the production from bean to bar and bonbon when you visit our place in Skåne-Tranås. We still make all our chocolate and confectionary. Small batch, by hand and with lot’s of love.