The beginnings of Ailey Mae's little chocolate factory.
Ailey Mae's raw chocolate was created by Ailey and Martin in their hometown of North Berwick just outside Edinburgh. The business was born in 2011 when a newly pregnant Ailey, still wanting to enjoy chocolate but not wanting to consume any of the nasties found in commercial chocolate, began tinkering around with some ingredients in her own kitchen. She was trying out different recipes and ideas to make a healthy chocolate for herself, however, the result was the best chocolate her friends had ever tasted. Instantly people began asking her for more and more until it grew into a fully fledged business. After sourcing ethical and organic ingredients from some of the best suppliers in the UK they worked enthusiastically at developing a small range of flavours before Martin began work on the branding for this newly formed business. We still make all of our chocolate in North Berwick and we also design all of our own packaging there too. The business and our range has grown organically to the point now where we are stocked in over 40 locations across the UK and on our website here.
Who are you guys and what are you all about?
While living in North Berwick we found a raw chocolate bar with no refined sugar that tasted amazing. We loved the chocolate so much (and after buying our fair share of it) we had the opportunity to continue writing the story that Ailey and Martin started.
So in 2019 the ladle was handed over to us, Leann and Nathan Hines. Leann is a busy mother of 4 children and 1 crazy dog, Nathan is a former rugby international having represented Scotland and The British and Irish Lions. With the help of the amazing Ailey, we will keep on providing you with the delicious varieties already available and hope to introduce some exciting new bars for you to enjoy in the near future.
Leann & Nathan
If you would like to get in touch with us you can reach us HERE