Deliciously healthy raw chocolate & patisserie, handcrafted in London.



Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci -



About us

Iren Merdinyan, founder of Raw Bonbon: I have always been an appreciator of good dessert especially chocolate! I am mainly self-taught but I was fortunate enough to be coached to make my first chocolate mousse and chocolate ice cream by a friend, a brilliant chef who is trained in the art of traditional French cuisine. At the same time I discovered that my love for chocolate could be transformed into a passion for making delicious sweet treats. With a keen interest into yoga and a healthy life, the nutritional quality of the food I ate became very important 7 years ago. However I was not satisfied with the flavours of healthy sweets that were available in the market. After experimenting with raw cacao and raw cacao butter, nuts, and flavours the first raw bonbon was born in 2012. Raw Bonbon started as a dream for healthy yet delicious chocolate sweets, which are to be enjoyed by everyone and not only the raw food aficionados.
We have exceptionally high standards from sourcing our ingredients to packaging our sweets. We use Eco ingredients. High quality raw cacao is the key to the flavours we enjoy to create. Premium matcha and vanilla are vital as well. As sweetener we prefer to use maple syrup or coconut sugar. We source our ingredients from independent suppliers who also support Eco food and agriculture.
Stockists: Planet Organic (online here), Daylesford, As Nature Intended, 
BYC – Chiswick.
I like the look and the feel of things, which are done with awareness and care. The Japanese concept and aesthetics Wabi-sabi is very close to my heart: beauty is imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. To use the words of Leonard Koren (author of “Wabi-sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers”) – Wabi-sabi means treading lightly on the planet and knowing how to appreciate whatever is encountered, no matter how trifling, whenever it is encountered.


Iren getting ready to package Raw Bonbon.




Raw Chocolate Workshops

One day Raw Chocolate Workshops with Raw Bonbon

Learning how to make your own natural delicious chocolate and treats from the UK artisan raw chocolatier; love Chocolate – then you have to do this workshop!

The one day workshop will be held in Chiswick (West London) and a light raw lunch will be provided. We aim for the workshop to be as hands on as possible and to keep the groups small.
You will learn the essentials in the raw chocolate making – from ingredients to tempering techniques.
It’s a foundation course that will give you confidence and knowledge to explore further your individual chocolate making style.
We will cover textures, flavours and aromas, decorations, how to sweeten your chocolate and how to make dairy free white, milk and dark chocolate.
You will learn how to activate nuts and seeds and use them with chocolate deserts.
A simple raw “cheese” making recipe will be demonstrated (fermentation of nut cheese) and learn how to combine raw nut cheeses with chocolate.
You will receive a pdf eBook with all the information and recipes from the day and will take home a gift box with all your creations.

Please click for available Dates & Tickets

 

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  • These are the nicest raw treats I’ve ever EVER tasted. I am astound, amazed, addicted.

    Carrie Hill
  • Matcha Raw Bonbon are delicious! They are so naughty but are actually healthy! I love them!

    Natalia Andreadis
  • Matcha cake – wonderful stuff. I would call it healthy loveliness!

    Anna Cooke
  • Raw Bonbon Truffles – every single one beautifully delicious!

    Ewelina Stolarz