Labour of Love: Raw Chocolate-Making

One sunny Saturday in late November I spent a few hours in a cosy kitchen with Iren Merdinyan of Raw Bonbon documenting the art of raw chocolate-making. It was a day full of fun, laughter, eating and indulging in plenty of delicious raw chocolate bonbons. Iren is a talented chocolatier who runs her raw chocolate business from her home. She's passionate about chocolate and an inspiration to me. I'm grateful to her for letting me into the world of Raw Bonbon!

The story of Raw Bonbon's chocolate-making has been published by Trouve magazine as part of their online journal. Check out the story here: http://www.trouvemag.com/journal/chocolate-maker-iren-merdinyan

 Decorating a raw chocolate and matcha cake.
 A bowl of shaved raw cacao butter.
 Putting cacao powder into the mixing bowl.
 Pouring melted chocolate.
 Stirring melted dark chocolate on a stove.
 Raw bonbon on a tray after being dipped in dark chocolate.
 Iren getting ready to package Raw Bonbon.

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