We love chocolate at the best of times but when it’s made right here on our doorstep you can’t deny it tastes even better. Table, Liverpool’s first bean to bar chocolate maker, which opened in April 2022, offers four signature, handmade bars, meaning we’re not too far from getting our chocolate fix.
The luxury chocolatier, which focuses on sustainability, quality and traceability, is creating a connection between consumers and farmers, showcasing the journey of its ethically sourced cacao and handling each cacao bean with care. Its four signature bars are created in Table’s production kitchen in the basement of speciality wine and coffee shop, Ropes and Twines, on Bold Street.
Sold online via the Table website, in Ropes and Twines, A Slower Space, Skaus and Merseymade, Table’s four chocolate bars are Tanzania Dark 72%, Nicaragua White 43%, Haiti Milk 61% and Madagascar Dark 84%.
All of Table’s chocolate is created from scratch in micro batches and made up of just two to four high quality ingredients. Each process is handled with care in house – from handpicking the suitable cacao beans, to roasting them, grinding the beans into a paste and demoulding the bars and carefully packing them in compostable cellulose pouches and recyclable packaging and boxing them.
Created by Ropes and Twines’ Tian Loh TSO and his Dutch friend Remy Kuijken, the pair first met in the kitchens of The Dalaunay in London in 2013. After several years, the duo reconnected during lockdown. Remy was in Argentina with his daughter and wife Andrea who is also part of the Table team and decided to relocate to Liverpool when Argentina’s borders reopened and in partnership with Tian, Table was born.
The small team spent a year of trial and development and are now proud to offer their bars and seasonal items such as hand painted Easter eggs. For Easter, there was a giant showpiece egg on display in the window of Ropes and Twines that took the team 10 hours to hand make. Talk about no sweet no sweat.