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We have reinvented chocolates for the digital age,  by fusing 3D-printing and classic chocolatier techniques.
We have reinvented chocolates for the digital age, by fusing 3D-printing and classic chocolatier techniques.
97 backers pledged AU$ 10,924 to help bring this project to life.

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Chocolates for the Digital Age, Mixing 3D-Printing & Design

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'Chocolates by Ryan L Foote’ reinvents traditional chocolates by using the latest 3D-printing technologies and combining them with classic chocolate-making techniques. 

Founded and developed by Artist, Designer & Chef Ryan L Foote after years of experimentation and research, 'Chocolates by Ryan L Foote’ blends architectural and nature-inspired shapes with daring, deliciously uncompromising flavours.

The complex digitally-formed shapes take inspiration from mesmerising visual worlds of natural minerals, geological formations and the built world of architecture.

Flavours

Over the last three years Foote has been living between Melbourne and Hong Kong enjoying the culinary delights of both cities. 

‘Chocolates by Ryan L Foote’ captures these unique regional flavours, from unfamiliar Australian botanicals, traditional Hong Kong local foods and desserts to a range of single origin chocolate from the Asia Pacific region.

The Australian collection 

    In the Australian collection expect to find flavours like
  • White chocolate and wattle seed 
  • Spicy mountain pepperberry 
  • Finger lime and hazelnut 
  • Eucalyptus and mint dark chocolate 
  • Lemon myrtle and macadamia nut cream 
  • Kakadu plum and rose vinegar 
  • Avocado smash

The Hong Kong collection

In the Hong Kong collection expect to find flavours like

  • Pineapple bun 
  • Egg tart 
  • Milk tea 
  • Hong Kong French toast
  • Salted coconut 
  • Preserved three year old mandarin rind 
  • Red bean ganache

Single Origin collection (suitable for vegans!)

In the Single Origin collection expect to find chocolate from 

  • Vietnam 
  • Indonesia 
  • Philippines 
  • Papua New Guinea 
  • Vanuatu 

Chocolate Box

When it came to the box design, we really wanted to create minimal, that allows the chocolates to shine without distractions. 

Drinking Chocolate 

We also came up with a range of rich creamy drinking chocolate. Beginning with three indulgent flavours to start off the range, are 

  • Dark Wattleseed Chocolate for Australian collection
  • Dried Mandarin Rind Dark Chocolate for Hong Kong Collection
  • Single Origin Chocolate (specific origin TBA)

Ceramic Accompaniments 

To complement and heighten your chocolate experience, we have created a range of sleek designer ceramics.

Digitally Formed Porcelain Cup 

Using 3D printing technologies, Foote has replicated one of his favourite chocolate forms and recreated it in a fine white porcelain - a beautiful tactile object to hold and drink from! 

Tempered Crystalline Glaze Plates and Serving Platters 

These sleek minimal pieces are finished with Crystalline Glaze which reflects the complexity of chocolate tempering process.  

About crystalline glaze

A precise formula of up to 10 different ingredients, this glaze is heat-treated to 1280C, then the temperature is dropped creating high pressure window, and this is exactly when crystal growth is fostered, resulting in this mesmerising glaze finish.

Just like in fine chocolate making, getting the right crystalline structure and temper is key here!

Rewards

Timeline and sum breakdown 

After 3 years in the making we are now in the final stages of bringing these chocolates to life. We have developed the technologies, methods, designs, packaging, and most importantly, secured and set up a commercial kitchen. We are now looking for your help to bring these products to market.

Your support will allow us to scale production, buy further equipment, produce the full range of boxes and continue refining and developing flavours that bring joy to your taste buds.

About the Founder 

Ryan L Foote’s focus sees him bring together his diverse and ranging career from across Art, Design, Food & Drink Design, Theatre, Fashion, and Sustainability. His artwork reflects upon contemporary popular culture and the emergence of trends, taking the form of large installations and event based artworks that create social spaces delving into the opulent culture of food, fashion, art, design, and the layering of visual literacy that surround us. Foote's relational happenings creating unique temporal worlds that engage all the viewers' senses.

In late 2016 after many inquiries for his tableware he established R L Foote Design Studio which produces a range of collectible unique porcelain pieces. 

Come 2018, Foote is launching his contemporary range of chocolates for the digital age.

Digital press release available here.

Follow us on Instagram @chocolatesbyrlf.

Sign up to our news & updates here.

Risks and challenges

As a start up business we have already went though a huge amount of delays and setbacks during the initial set up of the kitchen space, getting food licences, refining designs… There had been times when the timeline had been blown out. Now we’re at a stage where some of the biggest challenges are behind us and we are at the final stretch.

There are a few areas risks are still involved.

Packaging
There could be possible delays in packaging production. We are speaking with suppliers confirming delivery times now, but there’s a risk closer to Christmas they won’t follow through with their estimated times.

Ingredients
Some of our single origin chocolates have limited supply and smaller capacity comparing to larger industrialised chocolate producers, so we might be limited to their capacity and time frames.

Shipping logistics
There could be import delays to certain countries and there's a small risk of the rewards not arriving in time for Christmas.
Another risk is that our product is temperature sensitive. We chose a shipping method to suit fast as possible delivery for any of our chocolate products, so they spend as little time as possible in transit. We will be packing the chocolate products with insulation, but there is still a small risk associated with temperature fluctuations during shipping.

Sure more challenges are to come, but we are committed to making these chocolates see the world.

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    Pledge AU$ 20 or more About $14

    1 x Drinking Chocolate Box

    Limited Early Backer Offer of planned retail price of AU$ 25.

    Indulgent rich drinking chocolate in either Single Origin (TBA the origin), Australian (Wattle Seed) or Hong Kong (Mandarin Rind) inspired flavour.

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    1 x 4pcs Chocolate Box

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 47.

    One 4pcs chocolate box in either the Australian, Hong Kong or Single Origin collection.

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    Digitally Formed Porcelain Cup

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    To create this porcelain cup we replicated one of our favourite chocolate forms in white porcelain. Hand finished and glazed on the inside.

    Dimensions: approximately 8cm diameter, 10cm tall.

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    Chocolate Sipping Set

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    A great Christmas gift for someone (maybe yourself!)

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    1 x 9pcs Chocolate Box

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 74.5.

    One box filled with 9 artisanal digital chocolates in either the Australian, Hong Kong or Single Origin collection, wrapped in a paper furoshiki and topped with our porcelain chocolate cutter.

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    2 x 4pcs Chocolate Boxes (Bundle)

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    Two 4pcs boxes (8 artisanal digital chocolates) of either the Australian, Hong Kong or Single Origin collections, bundled together in a paper furoshiki and topped with our porcelain chocolate cutter.

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    2 x Digitally Formed Porcelain Cups

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 100.

    Two digitally designed porcelain chocolate drinking cups, made using fine white Imperial porcelain, hand finished and glazed on the inside.

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    2 x 9pcs Chocolate Box (Bundle)

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 133.

    Two 9pcs boxes (18 artisanal digital chocolates) of either the Australian, Hong Kong or Single Origin collections, bundled in a paper furoshiki and topped with our porcelain chocolate cutter.

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    Small Chocolate Tasting Set for One

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 156.

    This set is a sleek serving option to enjoy your afternoon or post dinner-treat.

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    • Digitally Formed Porcelain Cup
    • Tempered Crystalline Plate
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    3 x 9pcs Chocolate Box (Bundle)

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    Chocoholic’s dream!
    Three 9pcs boxes (27 artisanal digital chocolates) made up of the Australian, Hong Kong and Single Origin collections, bundled in a paper furoshiki and topped with our porcelain chocolate cutter.

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    Drinking Chocolate Set for Four

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    With this set, you can invite three of your friends over for delicious drinking chocolate (flavour of your choice).

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    Drinking Chocolate Serving Set for Two

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    It’s always better with friends! This reward is made so you and a friend can enjoy a sweet treat together.

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    6 piece cup set

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    The Special Set

    Chocolate Tasting Set for six

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    This set is great for having your friends over and sharing a few gourmet chocolates (collection of your choice) over a cuppa.

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    The Full Entertaining Set

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    If you love chocolates, trying new exciting flavours and sharing those things with someone, this reward is for you!

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    The Deluxe Entertaining Set

    Limited Early Backer Offer - saves 30% off planned retail price of AU$ 682.

    This set includes a bit of everything, for the ultimate luxury chocolate experience.

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Funding period

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