Our Policies Explained
Interpretation and Definitions
The words of which the initial letter is capitalised have meanings defined under the following conditions. The following definitions shall have the same meaning regardless of whether they appear in singular or in plural.
For the purposes of this Disclaimer:
- "Company" (referred to as either "the Company", "We", "Us" or "Our" in this Disclaimer) refers to Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd
- "Goods" refers to the items offered for sale on the Service.
- "Orders" means a request by You to purchase Goods from Us.
- "Service" refers to the Website.
- "Website" refers to www.kakawaartisan.com, accessible from www.kakawaartisan.com
"You" means the individual accessing the Service, or the company, or other legal entity on behalf of which such individual is accessing or using the Service, as applicable.
Thank you for visiting and shopping at www.kakawaartisan.com. The following terms and conditions constitute our Shipping Policy.
Domestic Shipping Policy
Shipment processing times
All Orders are processed within 3 business days after the date of order. Orders are not shipped or delivered on weekends or holidays.
In the event we are experiencing a high volume of orders or in a peak period such as Easter/Christmas, shipment days may temporarily be increased. We will notify you via the email address provided on your order of any undue delay.
Please allow additional days in transit for delivery.
If there will be a significant delay in shipment of Your Order, We will contact You via email
Shipping rates & delivery estimates
Shipping charges for Your Orders will be calculated and displayed at checkout.
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Tracked 48 - 2 working days after dispatch 0g–1999g Shipment Cost: £2.95 on orders under £10 - £1.95 on orders over £10
Shipping Method: 2-4kg Royal Mail Tracked 48 - 2 working days after dispatch 2001g–4001g Shipment Cost: £6.25
Shipping Method: UPS Standard P&P 4kg+
Shipment Cost: £7.95
Shipment confirmation & Order tracking
You will receive a Shipment Confirmation Email once Your Order has shipped (if opting for a tracked service, the shipment confirmation email will contain your tracking number. The tracking number will be active within 24 hours.)
Once your order leaves us, we have no control over courier timescales, however if your order has not been received within 10 days, please contact us so that we can carry out the necessary tracking checks and aim to provide an update.
Once your order has been marked as delivered by the chosen courier, and detailed as such via the tracking information provided, you would need to contact the courier directly if you beleive this not to be the case with the tracking number provided on your dispatch email to file a stolen mail claim, as we cannot accept responsibility once any order has been marked as delivered/received.
Customs, Duties and Taxes
Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to Your Order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes)
Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd is not liable for any products damaged or lost during shipping. If your order was received damaged, please contact the shipment carrier to file a claim.
Please save all packaging materials and damaged goods before filing a claim.
If you have any questions about this Shipping Policy, You can contact Us:
- By visiting this page on our website: https://kakawaartisan.com/pages/contact-us
- By sending us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All of our products are made in an environment which handles, nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, seeds, eggs, soy, sulphites. Please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements or intolerances and we will be able to provide you with a full list of ingredients for the products you are interested in.
Hot Weather Guidance
Whilst every precaution is taken, including the use of insulating packaging materials to keep your chocolate cool during transit, we regretfully cannot accept responsibility or any liability for any heat damage/melted items that arise due warm weather.
Due to the perishable nature of our products, we are unable to accept returns. For non-perishable, non-food items, our policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase.
Please do not send your purchase back to the manufacturer.
There are certain situations where only partial refunds are granted (if applicable)
- Obvious signs of use
- Any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error
- Any item that is returned more than 30 days after delivery
On occasion due to an unforeseen issue with supply, it may be necessary for us to substitute a product in your order. Substitutions will always be the closest match possible to the unavailable product and monetary value.
When a suitable substitution is unavailable this proportion of your order will be refunded on dispatch and noted on your dispatch email as "REFUNDED"
Refunds (if applicable)
Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund.
If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within 5 business days.
The Inspiration behind Kakawa
CEO, Chocolatier, business man and founder of Kakawa by day - socialist, nature lover and foodie by night.
I’m passionate about creating something new, more than just ordinary - most of all, making it taste great and having fun with it!
I feel a recipe is only a theme, a tune which anyone can play, but add some inspiration each time with a different variation!
My weekends mainly consist of winding down the busy week with leisurely strolls through the countryside of Kent, culinary creations, and socialising with everyone whenever I get the chance!I pride myself on having accomplished, (and smashed!) many of the goals I have set myself, continuously setting the bar higher for myself, and always striving to achieve more!
I leave no stone unturned and have worked (very!) hard to get where I am today - Rome wasn’t built in a day, but it’s still standing, loud and proud for everyone to see!
Many people say dreams do not become your reality, but I say, you can sure as hell work your hardest to prove them wrong - I did, and I'd never look back - onwards and upwards is my motto, build your plan, stick to it and the world can be yours!
Since I was a child, (and after watching many, many episodes of The Apprentice and being so inspired by how Lord Sugar achieved all he has in business) all I dreamt about was having my very own business within the food sector and more recently, surpassing the chain brands both in being a leading brand in the chocolate world, but most importantly, in taste!
After being in the food industry for quite some time (19 years to be exact!), one evening, Something just clicked, suddenly realising that this was my time, my chance and immediately I needed to address my dreams, after maintaining others for so long - it was then that I decided to make a go of it.
I made a start with a very small number of slabs (3 flavours), and very quickly word spread about this ‘new chocolate’ being ‘the best I’ve ever tasted’
As the interest in my chocolate and my story continued to grow, so did the ideas and the range of products.It was then that I realised, without a doubt, that I could in fact not only make my dreams come true, but surpass all expectations in the process!
Now, fast forward to 2022, a good few years of hard work and patience, we now offer in excess of 200 handmade chocolate products within our collections, a selection of which we were fortunate enough to showcase in one of the high streets top tier retailers in the lead up to Christmas 2021!
Driving me to continue to grow, and achieve my ultimate goal of being one of the industry leaders within the UK independent chocolate market.
With all this in mind, I want to also show, particularly young entrepreneurs, that your dreams are worth chasing!
You can start your very own business from your kitchen table, with nothing more than a pen and paper - and in my case, chocolate!
Believe in yourself, to believe in a better future.
JJ - Founder & CEO Kakawa Artisan Chocolate & Co Ltd