Hunted & Gathered
In the backstreets of industrial Cremorne, Hunted & Gathered has been tempering cacao from Peru, Ecuador, Belize and the Dominican Republic.
The business is co-owned by brothers Harry and Charlie Nissen, and their chocolate bars contain just three ingredients (cocoa nibs, cocoa butter and coconut sugar), giving them as much control as possible in sourcing their beans and creating flavour profiles. Each bar contains a minimum of 70 per cent cacao.
Hunted & Gathered chocolate is stocked at Blackhearts & Sparrows, Terra Madre, Happy Valley and Meatsmith, but you may have sampled it as part of collaborations with Pidapipo and Baker D. Chirico. The Nissens also supply chocolate to some of Victoria’s best restaurants, including Rockpool Bar & Grill, [Cumulus Inc.](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/cbd/restaurants/cumulus-inc], [The Press Club](https://www.broadsheet.com.au/melbourne/cbd/restaurants/press-club] and Brae.
The shopfront and cafe is clean and spacious, designed around the concept of transparency. With the factory humming along in the background, views of pallets, forklifts and bags of beans are all part of the experience. You’ll see deliveries arriving throughout service, too.
The menu is naturally chocolate-based – think iced malted milk chocolate and a freshly roasted cocoa nib cold brew – with Harry baking treats on site daily.