Dominique & Cindy Duby present Wild Sweets®…
It’s open the online Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby Cocoa Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Boutique. This new haute couture concept of chocolate will allow Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby to join an exclusive group of only a few premium sweet boutiques in the world that are combined “Chocolatier | Cacaotier | Pâtissier”. The online boutique focuses exclusively on chocolate, and all the chocolate products are made from their own cocoa bean-to-bar chocolate. The Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby online boutique promises consumers a luxurious range of chocolate products that are uniquely distinct in the chocolate world, thanks to the nature of and total control over the entire chocolate-making process!
Several times a year, the bean-to-bar boutique will feature a new cocoa bean varietals. Their current selections of chocolate products are crafted with our Vintage Single Origin cocoa bean-to-bar chocolate made with cocoa beans from La Red, a cooperative of small-scale cacao producers in the north of the Dominican Republic. This cocoa bean varietal — Hispaniola — has a distinct chocolate flavor with tamarind and citrus notes as well as roasted tones of caramel and toffee. Although the Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby Organic & Gourmet Chocolates division sells its award-winning products to many retail partner stores across Canada, all products from the new Cocoa Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Boutique will be exclusively available for purchase online and shipped throughout Canada and the United States with free shipping options.
Their creative philosophy has always been to push the boundaries of the sweet world with their approach to the process firmly anchored in the understanding of the “why” rather than the “how”. It is important to note that the majority of chocolate / pastry shops across the world make their chocolate products from commercially available couverture, or bulk chocolate made by large, mostly industrial, global manufacturers. Pastry chefs and chocolatiers simply melt the couverture, cast it in molds and package the resulting bars as “their own” chocolate. They understood that in order to become true leaders in the world of chocolate they had to make their own chocolate from its most basic ingredient- cocoa beans! They embarked on a 3-year research and development journey in collaboration with the University of British Columbia which culminated in Wild Sweets® By Dominique & Cindy Duby crafting its own cocoa bean-to-bar chocolate on a micro-batch basis in their laboratory. In true artisan fashion, they blended time-honored techniques and modern science for standardization and quality control. They are currently Canada’s only science-based artisan chocolate-maker.
In recognition of this novel concept, they worked with their graphic artist partner, Linda Mitsui, to design a completely new and distinct packaging scheme based on 2 leading colors -Kraft to represent Nature and Black for Chocolate. Most of the packaging is produced in micro-print runs and hand-finished to further enhance the art of true craftsmanship, a process that hinges on patience and precision. This approach also allows them, as a creative team, limitless opportunities to design and photograph Limited Edition foodArt prints to be used as part of the packaging as they move forward. The aim is always to showcase the symbiosis between their chocolate-making process and their packaging – exclusive, meticulously crafted, single-origin/limited edition, and small batch production – resulting in one-of-kind high-quality exclusive chocolate products, which could not be achieved on a high-volume production basis. The next step of the project will be the opening of an Edutaining chocolate “theater” – a fully open space providing visitors with a multi sensory experience where they will see, smell, hear and taste all aspects of the art and science of the microbatch, artisan chocolate-making process (more details will follow soon).