Sunday, April 30, 2017

Royal Australian Navy

Had a great time at the charity fundraiser for NSW Kids in Need in conjunction with the Royal Australian Navy. We went on an amazing tour of the HMAS Canberra.

The HMAS Canberra is the lead ship of the Canberra-class landing helicopter dock in service with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). It is the current flagship of the RAN fleet. Construction of the ship started in Spain in 2008, with the hull launched by Navantia in 2011. The hull was then transported to Australia in late 2012 for completion.

It was an amazing experience and thank you to all the amazing women and men who protect our country

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Thank you




















Thank you to all of our kickstarter supporters. Because of you a beautiful farmer Hoa Phan will be very happy. Because of you other Vietnamese people now have employment making chocolate that will ultimately make it to your letter box.

We are doing everything we can to get our tasty curcumim chocolate to you as promised by May. My business partner Nhi comes from a family of restaurateurs and she is heading up the team.

I have never tasted food so beautiful than when Nhi prepares it. Look out foodies- your about to have something special. I am pinching myself thinking I am so lucky to have a chocolate factory.

Not only is it a childhood dream, but to be creative within a field you love in unexplainable. And to also know that you are supporting a community. A community I traveled to Vietnam to meet, eat, and laugh with. I cant describe the feeling.

Love Kate Branch

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Chocumin - The Superfood of your Dreams

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My new project is Chocumin and I am LOVING my work.

Who are we?
We are quite literally 3 mothers. Kate Branch, Nhi Dinh and Ms Hoa (hwa). 2 women
from Vietnam and 1 from Australia. Our backgrounds are extremely varied.
Ms Hoa was a successful accountant from outside of Hanoi. Due to an accident
during the birth of her first child was made a paraplegic, has moved back to the family
Turmeric farm to work with her family.

Nhi Dinh, is a mother of one and successful Vietnamese business woman who met Ms
Hoa through social media and came up with the concept of refined turmeric
chocolate to assist Ms Hoa to financially support herself despite being a paraplegic in
a poor country.

Kate Branch (me) is mother of 2 and has been a Australian professional photographer for 15 years .  I cover all the PR, marketing, sales and social media. But more importantly, I am the official taste tester ;)

What is Chocumin?

Chocumin is superfood the food of your dreams. Or at least we hope so. Its Swiss
style, milk, dark or white chocolate with 30% pure refined Curcumin from Turmeric
which is the active ingredient. Each piece of delicious Chocumin contains the same
amount of Curcumin as eating Sixty, 500mg capsules of turmeric. (30 grams, 1.05 oz)
Not only is Chocumin good for you, it’s tasty. Eaten alone or with a warm beverage it’s
the perfect healthy way to enjoy eating chocolate and obtaining 1mg of Curcumin in
your diet.

Why is this important?
Multiple medical studies have shown that Curcumin refined from Turmeric has
impressive and inflammatory properties. The problem is that most studies have been
based on large amounts of Turmeric and we’ve shown that simply eating this amount
of Turmeric is almost impossible in a normal diet. We have made this challenge a
breeze by combining our love of chocolate and our love of healthy living.
Not only is our product good for you. We are absolutely Farm to Table. We grow the
Turmeric, Refine the Curcumin, make the Chocumin and send it to you. There is no
middleman. Also in buying our product you will be directly supporting female farmers
in Vietnam.