About Us


 

We make our chocolate from scratch, bean-to-bar, on the Sunshine Coast, QLD.

We believe chocolate should taste as good as it is good for you. 
We believe in sustainability, in minimal environmental impact, and in supporting organic agriculture.
We believe our process should not only value the customers, but the farmers whose livelihoods depend on cacao crops. 
It's our mission to revolutionise the way we experience chocolate.


FROM THE CACAO TREE TO THE CHOCOLATE BAR. 

Pure Mill Chocolate was founded by environmental scientist Millie Louise, who, in 2013, discovered and became captivated by cacao and chocolate making while working on a climate change research project in Ecuador.

Based on the Sunshine Coast, just north of Brisbane, Australia, we make stone ground chocolate with the world’s finest cacao, from bean to bar. 

 

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT.

Fairtrade and Organic.

It’s important that our chocolates are produced fairly and sustainably. That means no poverty or child labour. We pay premium prices for high-quality ingredients. We try to work directly with farmers where we can. 

Unique Crafting Methods.

Craft chocolate is good quality chocolate made from scratch. We complete our chocolate making process with our own individual and unique methods. This includes keeping our processing minimal and heat-treating light, developing precise temperatures and timings to extract and enhance our personal flavour. We keep it old school and hand temper all our bars.

The Origin.

Today, you can find cacao trees across the world, but the cacao tree originated in the rainforests of the Amazon basin. Our current range is made with native Criollo beans of the Jaen region, including Canana, Bellavista, Inguro, Playa Grande; for Cheni, Rio Grande, Centro Poblado de San Juan de Cheni. 

Chocolate as Medicine. 

Historically, chocolate has been used to treat a wide variety of problems. Curanderos (traditional healers) give chocolate drinks to cure bronchitis, sore throats, anaemia, gastrointestinal illnesses and even overworked brains. Chocolate is very high in health-giving antioxidants, lowering blood pressure and preventing heart disease.

In Panama, Kuna Indians drink five or more cups of chocolate each day to prevent incidence of heart disease and cancer. 

Chocolate releases endorphins which boost your mood, enhances cognitive function and even strengthens your teeth. Industrial chocolate manufacturers use low-quality beans and add tons of sugar, turning this functional, health-boosting food into junk food. We take pride in making a pure form of chocolate, which is naturally organic, vegan, paleo, low GI, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and refined sugar-free.

We hope you enjoy our chocolates as much as we enjoy making them. 

Want to know more about our chocolates? Email millie@puremillchocolate.com