Refuge Hot Chocolate

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Refuge Chocolate is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Refuge exists to help give people a brighter future through our support of Flourish NI (a Northern Ireland based anti human trafficking charity). Refuge donates proceeds to Flourish.

Refuge Hot Chocolate (now Refuge Chocolate) has been fully operational since 2017 led by Chief Potion Maker Tara Mullan.

'Not being a tea or coffee drinker I spent many years sampling the hot chocolate drinks throughout Ireland and beyond, never quite getting one that hit the taste buds of how I thought a hot chocolate should taste. Until a few years ago I went skiing in Andora and tasted something that hit the spot. It was strong, thick and had so much taste. More like melted chocolate than the expensive dish water I was often served in cafes.

This awakening must have been filed away in the depths of my brain and came to the fore when I was trying to come up with a solution to financially support a local anti human trafficking charity I volunteer for. I briefly tested several ideas of projects to raise finance for the charity. Until one day the name Refuge and hot chocolate literally dropped into my head. This is when I started experimenting with recipes I read about and ones I made up.

Once I got closer to what I thought was a good tasting drink I asked friends to test some and give me feedback. After this I had the recipe for the original chocolate. It's still the same recipe we use today.'

Refuge specialises in delicious choclatey goodies. Our ingredients, packaging and making are as ethical as possible, many of our products are also vegan friendly.

For happier hormones and happier humans check out our website to tickle your taste buds

Luxuriously thick liquid chocolate: Original & Vegan
Best Brownies in the workd recipe kit
Hot Chocolate Melts
Refuge luxurious Belgian chocolate spread
Chocolate coated peanut butter balls
Salted Caramel Choclate Fudge
Choc Chip Cookie Recipe Kit
Refuge Chocolate Coffee

Some current customers include:
Loaf catering
Soul Bia
Studio Souk
Natures Way
Doughzy Doughnuts

Awards held

  • Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards 2018: Best Hot Beverage, Best New Product in Ireland, Best Artisan Product in Ireland & Best in Antrim

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