The cocoa for this exceptional chocolate is grown in the fertile soil of the Tully River Valley which was once part of the ‘King Ranch’ property. This is about as far south as cocoa will grow in Australia.
We process the pods at Mission Beach. They are opened, the beans fermented and then sun dried. They are then carefully roasted and conched for over 50 hours at Mission Beach to produce a rich decadent and very fruity ‘tree to bar’ dark chocolate.
Our dark chocolate is gluten free and suitable for Vegans. We do NOT use palm oil, palm oil derivatives, flavours, stabilisers or flavour enhancers. The only ingredients are: Cocoa beans, cocoa butter, sugar and a tiny amount of soy lecithin.
Australian Fine Food Awards Silver Medal Winner 2017.
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I ordered 5 different chocolate products online and had them delivered to Perth, and they all survived the trip beautifully, even in November; that was my greatest concern! I eat a lot of chocolate from all over the world and I have to say the quality of Charley's chocolate is very high, and I am definitely impressed. It was so exciting to be eating top quality chocolate made in Australia from Australian cocoa beans. The King Ranch Tully River Valley dark was my favourite. I wish Charley's all the best with this and I hope the Australian cocoa growing industry grows, but hopefully only to become known as growers of fine cocoa beans for fine chocolate, and stays well away from all the mainstream, poor quality, Australian chocolate products.
As much a quality product as the Mission Beach Dark Chocolate. I definitely need a Master Chocolatier to guide me through the variables. So damn good! Thank you.
This chocolate has so much flavour. No need for any add ins ❤
The thundering bass drum of the chocolates. Gritty, like coffee grinds. Heavy texture, coffee, earthy, ironstone, soy sauce, black bean, super intense, a touch bitter. An essence of chocolate. Would go well with Turkish coffee.
After a hard day at the office the King Ranch chocolate came across as rich chocolate with a lingering flavor. And smooth on the tongue., super smooth with a lingering chocolate finish. A bit like a village burgundy from a warm year.
Grainier texture than any other single origin. Medium-high roast coffee and heavier, earth-toned flavours here. Easily the heaviest chocolatey flavoured of the group. Also a gentle bitterness accentuating the dark chocolate flavours. At an opposite end of the flavour spectrum to that of the Mt Edna, even though the orchards are not far apart.
Smoothest dark chocolate I’ve tasted in a long time
This is a favourite of mine in the plain chocolate selection. A well rounded chocolate blend.
1 - Other favourite chocolates will forever more pale compared to this chocolate. 2 - You will become greedy and not want to share. 3. - Purchase will always be difficult because you will want to buy more than is good for you. 4 - Common sense about a healthy diet will go out the window, moderation is not a word to be used around this chocolate. 5 - If I say all these horrible things about this chocolate, hopefully there will be more for me. 6 - I bought some for family and I am not sure I want to give it to them.