REYKJAVIK & THE OMNOM CHOCOLATE FACTORY.
Omnom Hand Crafted Chocolate is a bean to bar chocolate producer in Iceland. They produce hand crafted chocolate from organic cacao beans, originating from the cacao fields on the island jungles of the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Africa.
It started off as an experiment, as a passion project. Kjartan Gíslason and his cofounders Óskar Þórðarson and Karl Viggó Vigfússon, the chocolatiers behind Iceland's first bean-to-bar chocolate, started making their cocoa creates in their own kitchens—just to see how it would come out. Inspired by the small-batch chocolatiers like Dandelion and the Mast brothers, the three were thrilled with their almost instantaneous success, friends and family loving their samples. So when an abandoned gas station opened up in Reyjkavik, the three took a leap and established their own little chocolate factory.
Gíslason came up with the name Omnom, something silly that could catch on, something fun. He recruited his friend André Úlfur Visage for the logo and packaging design, and a brand was born. "We're still in a fairy tale, a kid's playhouse or something. We weren't that serious, but when André got the design so nice, we thought 'Wow — we should really go for this!'"
The box represents a secret chest of happiness. The process of opening it up and the option of closing it again was important, in stead of a throw away wrapper. It double serves as a tray while sharing and enjoying Omnom and also a safety chest to protect the any uneaten chocolate safely and neatly.
The process of making chocolate starts at the cocoa plantation, and Omnom sources their beans from all over the world.
Looking for exclusive chocolate gifts at Christmas or New Year?
We @patisserievercruysse have currently six varieties of Omnom's selection, with an inside tip that more may come in the future.
Organic cocoa beans from Nicaragua, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, Icelandic milk powder, sunflower lecithin.
Organic cocoa beans from Madagascar, organic cane sugar & cocoa butter.
Organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, Icelandic milk powder, organic cocoa beans from Madagascar, sunflower lecithin.
Organic cocao beans from Nicaragua, organic cane sugar & cocoa butter.
Organic cane sugar, cocoa butter, Icelandic milk powder, organic cocoa beans from Madagascar, sea salt, almonds & sunflower lecithin.
Also available in Ghent @hildedevolderchocolatier
Pictures are taken @patisserievercruysse.be