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Academy Of Chocolate Gold Winner 2019!

31st July 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

I’m so excited to have just been awarded the Gold Academy of chocolate award for my 92% Philippines bar and two bronze awards for my Madagascan 72% and Makira 72%, following on from last year when I also won awards for my Solomon Island bar and an array of great taste awards. The exceptional taste […]



25th July 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

‘Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates’ not only won the only Gold Award in her category for her 92% Philippines chocolate bar, but was also presented with the UK Rising Star Award, a phenomenal achievement, recognising Luisa’s exemplary chocolate-making skill and work ethic as she reaches her one-year anniversary in her shop. This global cooperation, the Academy of […]



25th July 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

The only chocolate maker in Nottingham, Luisa from ‘Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates’, produces award-winning chocolate at her outlet in Sneinton Market, using a traditional artisan process to transform directly-sourced cocoa beans from bean-to-bar. Her most recent achievements include an array of prestigious ‘Academy of Chocolate Awards’, including a Gold Award for her 92% Philippines chocolate, and […]


Press Releases

10th July 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

We’ve been featured in a press release and blog of Nottingham University. You can read the features at the links below 


Chocolate Awards 2019

18th June 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Please see the latest  article which celebrates our bronze and Gold Academy Of Chocolate awards 2019:  


Victor and Carmen’s cacao farm!

25th May 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

At the door way of their Hacienda, before visiting the cacao plantation.    


Vegan chocolates made with Colombian cocoa?

17th May 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Already back from Colombia and so excited to start sharing with our choco-bloggers this lovely experience! First, we liked to share Fedecacao’s post, so we have translated here for you. Find the original post on this link attached above; “Vegan chocolates made with Colombian cacao? “Controlling cocoa bean fermentation for enhanced chocolate flavour” is […]


Colombia, here we go!

3rd May 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

As we have told you before in our social media channels, Innovate UK project is really close to start! We are really excited about helping in cocoa bean fermentation for enhancing the chocolate flavour! On Monday 6th we will be flying to Colombia! Working closely with 3 female farmers there for 9 days, first-hand learning […]


Luisa, woman as entrepeneur!

11th April 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

“Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”. This was this year’s theme of International Women’s Day. Focusing on the innovative ways in which we can achieve gender equality and advance female empowerment. Here at Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates, we aim to celebrate all of women’s achievements and fiercely challenge gender bias. Being listed as a winner […]


Just in time for Spring: introducing the Green Matcha Casholate!

8th April 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Hello chocolate lovers! Though it’s been time since our latest post, we have an exciting announcement to share with you all. Back in February we announced our new milk chocolate alternative: Casholate, which utilises cashew nuts (Cash) as a key ingredient in our tasty chocolate bars (olate). Not only are our Casholate bars available in […]


Majestic Wines: Wine tasting and Vegan Chocolates Review

6th March 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

On Friday 1st March we teamed up with Majestic Wines in Nottingham to explore the tastes of vegan wine and our very own chocolates at a taster event. It was a wonderful evening with a friendly and intimate group coming together to enjoy new flavour and taste combinations. I started off the evening by introducing […]


Amsterdam and Awards!

1st March 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Hi all, did you know that there is such a thing as a chocolate festival? Last week, Luisa was lucky enough to travel to Amsterdam and experience the wonders that chocolate has to offer! The Chocolate Exhibition gave Luisa a chance to taste and explore the many different flavours, while also learning from other chocolate […]


New Chocolate Alert: Introducing the Casholate

5th February 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Hello! A quick update for all our chocolate lovers… We have been extremely busy at work, not only with our events and tasting experiences, but also creating new chocolate… Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates brings to you the Casholate. Branching out our chocolate selection to not only dark, but now a milk chocolate alternative through the use […]


Our Heavenly Chocolate Experience

23rd January 2019, Author: Luisaschoc

Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Marking a whole year since receiving the keys to the shop, we celebrated in the best way we knew how – by indulging ourselves in Luisa’s Award-Winning chocolates along with a glass of bubbles! Open for the public, it was a successful chocolate tasting experience that will definitely continue […]


Chocolate Bronze Award Winner

2nd August 2018, Author: Luisaschoc

I won the Academy of Chocolate Bronze Award in the category ‘dark bean to bar over 80%’ for my 100% Solomon Island Bean to Bar Chocolate. It was a great experience to be surrounded by people with a mutual appreciation for fine chocolate, and was an amazing achievement to win such a prestigious award in […]


Shop Opening

17th June 2018, Author: Celeste Wijnands

Hi all, Our shop has finally opened! We had a massively successful launch party on the 14th, with a DJ, chocolate beer and plenty of single-origin samples to go round. This was the start of an exciting few days, culminating in Luisa’s interview with BBC Radio Nottingham – look out for another one tonight at […]


Gearing up for our Big Opening

31st May 2018, Author: Celeste Wijnands

Hi there, it’s been a while! We’ve been busy preparing the shop for our opening on June 14th, contacting the press, entering our chocolates in competitions and dressing up the new shop in Sneinton Market for the big day. Make sure you come down to taste and try Luisa’s creations from 4-7pm. All our hard […]


Fine Food Digest Feature

7th March 2018, Author: Luisaschoc

Hi everyone,   A little update for how the shop is going! I’m now making the chocolates in my new facility and we are well on the way to opening soon now – fingers crossed for next week! We got a feature in Fine Food Digest magazine this week for their March issue which was […]


My New Shop

5th February 2018, Author: Luisaschoc

On 27th December 2017, I finally received the keys to my new premises. After months of hard work developing my products in a test kitchen, I finally had a place to call my own, a home to curate into a cocoa heaven. Filled with both excitement and nerves, I was faced with the daunting task […]