Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery
Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery crafts organic, classic American comfort desserts and other original and innovative confections. Founded in 2008 by Autumn Martin, award winning Pastry Chef for Canlis Restaurant and Head Chocolatier for Theo Chocolate, the restaurant is named after its signature product: “take ‘n bake molten chocolate cakes.”
Mokaya Chocolate gets a makeover. Already beautifully etched, the naked chocolate bar needed an outfit that was just as admirable and detail orientated as the product itself. Designed by Diana Bharucha, this packaging invites and asks a lot from its consumer. Instead of immediately ripping off the sleeve to have a long awaited bite of chocolate, you can’t help but study the illustrated narrative on the surface of the package. The drawing is sectioned in squares and each has a story within it. With the illustration being black and white, the label’s bright orange color is intensified with “MOKAYA” in gold.
"Indian designer Diana Bharucha, was asked to name, position and design a brand of chocolates for Shalimar Teahouse Sdn Bhd, Malaysia. Research confirmed what Diana believed all along, that chocolate is the one thing that makes life better irrespective of the situation. Every now and then, we all need a little chocolate to make bad days good and good days even better. Just like your friendly neighbourhood superhero, you can depend on chocolate to save the day.
From this insight Mokaya was born. The chocolate that’s ‘There for you. Always’.
The hand-drawn illustrations on the packaging take a humorous look at everyday situations, made better, with a little bit of chocolate."
Ellg Gourmet Chocolate
Ellg Gourmet Chocolate packaging from Portugal features a simple, clean aesthetic. The stark look draws attention to the number '7' as a replacement for one of the 'L's in the word ELLG. Admittedly, this look is typical for European brands, but I still find it appealing as an American designer. I wonder though - could this packaging use something else, or does it work?
Designed by This is Love.
I remember my mother saving dark chocolate bars (that our relatives would bring back from México) in a mason jar. On cold winter days, she would reach over to this mason jar and brew hot chocolate. I cannot help but feel a bit nostalgic when I find a chocolate wrapped circle package, as a result. Taza Chocolate embraces this feeling of nostaglia with their packaging - a traditional yet modern approach to chocolate.
Hunted & Gathered are dedicated to providing high quality, environmentally friendly goods for those who care about what goes into and onto their body.
"Paleo Chocolate is our 45g raw chocolate bar made by hand with all organic ingredients. Our chocolate packaging was designed with the idea that the person eating it wouldn't feel right just throwing the box away. We wanted to make something that they would want to keep and not hide it in the back of their pantry."