Lesley’s Gourmet is a US based confectioner founded by caterer and event planner Lesley Clapham that makes french-styled artisan chocolates, fruit bars and chutney from natural, organic ingredients. YUI Studio was commissioned to develop the packaging for Lesley’s Fine Artisan Chocolates range, delivering a clear plastic substrate and uncoated paper combination alongside a silver print finish to create subtle contrast throughout.
Casa Bosques is an initiative, founded by Mexico based design studio Savvy, to develop a variety of seasonal and sustainable products through a collaborative process across multiple disciplines. The initiative’s first product line, a range of 12 chocolates inspired by the months of the year, were created by master chocolatier Jorge Llanderal using high quality Ecuadorian cocoa fused with spices selected by experts.
Established in 2010 by Cameron Ring and Todd Masonis, Dandelion Chocolate is a San Francisco based bean-to-bar manufacturer. Their first three products, Ocumare – Venezuela, Sambirano – Madagascar and Columbia (named after the regions and countries from which the raw beans are sourced) each contain 70% cocoa that has been roasted, cracked, sorted, winnowed, ground, conched, tempered and packed by hand in small batches. Designed by Caleb Everitt and illustrator Anthony Ryan, the packaging treatment reflects the handcrafted production techniques, limited run and high product quality with distinctive, practical and tactile artisan material combination, a typographic narrative style and a block foil print finish.
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Cubitos is a new line of European truffles created by Australian based cafe chain and chocolate manufacturer San Churro. The packaging, designed by Melbourne based Studio Alto, follows San Churro’s bold typographic direction established across earlier ranges while employing a popular and current ‘new-retro’ style to give it a fun and gift based aesthetic.
Thortons is a UK based confectioner and retailer specialising in chocolate, established in 1911 by Joseph William Thornton it has become the largest independent confectioner in the UK. As a celebration of their 100th year they commissioned Nottingham based Purple Circle to develop (alongside their in-house team) a ‘Fantastical’ theme that would adorn there product range and retail spaces.