Native Australian Ingredients Meet World Class Chocolate…

Earlier this year we promised that we would share with you a little about the native Australian ingredients we choose to work with. Here we are somewhat later than intended (where did that time go??) with one of our absolute favourite ingredients and one that many of you will fall in love with, native river mint.

Native river mint Mentha australis is a relative of peppermint and spearmint however has a unique taste all of its own. it is found naturally on riverbanks across most states of australia, is relatively easy to grow for the gardening enthusiasts and works well as a traditional mint substitute in cooking.

We began working with native river mint from the inception of m&p however have been somewhat limited to its use due to a lack of river mint in oil form. oil must be used when crafting a chocolate bar as chocolate is fat based and if mixed with a liquid containing water will often sieze the chocolate rendering it unable to be tempered. not to be dissuaded we undertook the complex task to distill our own and are delighted with the results.

our very first batch of native rivermint and dark chocolate bars will be available closer to christmas. it’s one of our favourite bars already and is ridiculously addictive