Unwrap the natural chocolate bars

Thirteen Chocolate Bars, No Rules

"We are looking for a different type of e-commerce experience that captures the personality of the brand and the bars themselves". This was basically the brief. We wanted to give the user a memorable experience and maybe even a smile on their face after the visit. The site should still have a functioning shop, selling Simply Chocolate's 13 'hero' products. We’d be breaking new ground and playing with users’ expectations in ecommerce territory where the philosophy of ‘tried-and-tested’ normally rules.

Meet the Bars

We took the chocolate bars and placed them center stage. You can unwrap each bar, take a bite of it, even (almost) have a conversation with it. You can add them to your shopping box at any time and adjust the amount directly in the buy button. The minimum order is 20 bars which may seem like a lot, but trust us - they tend to disappear fast!

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Unwrapping the bars is the core concept and becomes the most important interaction as well. When you have browsed the catalogue of bars, you can take off the wrapping and dive into the delicious ingredients. From here you can navigate to the next bar and add them to your shopping box a long the way.

Tasty Patterns

Each bar has a personality and that is made from the ingredients that went into it. We let each bar brand the entire site with colours as well as a pattern made from images of the ingredients. The patterns are generated automatically and we can choose the ingredients directly in the backend for each bar. This makes adding future bars a breeze.

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Taking the photos

We had two major shoots for this to happen. First shoot was to capture the wrapping and the bars from the outside and broken off. We ended up using the shadows and highlights from the wrapping, and from that build a coded version of the colours as well as the print of the wrapping. The ingredients were shot in our own office in a more simple setup but we put a lot of work into the treatment of these images. The combination of how we made the wrapping and the ingredients makes it quite easy to add new bars to the site down the road.

Our role in this project included concept development, content creation, UX design, visual design, photography, art direction and development.