Before there was chocolate, there was cocoa. Dark Sugars is the story of one woman’s journey to tell the story of cocoa – from tree to tummy.
Nyanga began her quest in Spitalfields Market with just two truffles and a lot of chutzpah. Along the way, she met a man who loved cocoa as much as she did! Together, Nyanga and the Chocolate Man set sail for Borough Market.
After many exciting years at Borough, Nyanga packed up her truffles and flew to South America and West Africa; where she spent three years researching cocoa on her family’s farm. She returned feeling excited to bring her experience in Ghana to the streets of East London.
In 2013, Nyanga reunited with the Chocolate Man and together they opened the Dark Sugars Chocolate Shop on Brick Lane. People came to the shop from all around the world just to get a little taste of Ghanaian cocoa beans and dance with the Chocolate Man.
Two years after opening, Nyanga decided it was time to begin the next chapter of Dark Sugars: The Cocoa House. Dark Sugars Cocoa House brings the culture of West African cocoa production to Brick Lane. At the Cocoa House, you can sway your hips to the sound of the Senegalese sabar, take in the aroma of roasting cocoa beans, watch mango slices swirling in luscious dark chocolate, and taste the sinful thickness of Pitch Black Hot Chocolate.
At Dark Sugars, we want to bring you quality chocolate without pretension and with all the passion of our rich and vibrant culture. Come on by and make yourself happy.