We believe raw is best. Keeping our chocolate raw through careful temperature control and minimal processing ensures the unroasted cacao retains its high levels of antioxidants, magnesium and iron; maximising its nutritional benefits.
Within our collection of bars, you’ll find a selection which are dairy-free and certified by The Vegan Society. Our vegan friendly ‘Mylk’ chocolate recipe replaces milk with organic cashews and lucuma powder. We think this gives the creamiest and most delicious milk chocolate alternative. All of our bars are produced in a gluten free environment enabling those with a gluten intolerance to enjoy our chocolate.
Like you, we place a lot of importance on what goes into our bodies and where our food comes from. That’s why we always use 100% natural and organic ingredients. We avoid using refined cane sugar or artificial sweeteners, simply using a little organic coconut sugar to sweeten our chocolate naturally.
Our cacao is ethically sourced and fairly traded from small producers in Peru. We opt for Peruvian criolla cacao as it’s renowned for being the very best; it’s rich and fruity and leaves no bitter aftertaste, meaning we only need to add a small amount of coconut sugar to sweeten our chocolate. Using a higher cacao content and only low GI, natural sweeteners helps to avoid those nasty sugar spikes too.
In creating our range of raw chocolate, we researched all of the natural alternative sweeteners that are commonly used. We chose organic coconut sugar and organic lucuma powder as our two preferred natural sweeteners due to their lower GI scores and the sweet and subtle caramel tastes they provide. Coconut sugar is naturally sweet and contains 17 amino acids. We think it’s the obvious choice as a sweetener due to it only containing 16% sucrose and has a GI score of just 35.
We aim for our bars to contain less than 25% natural sweetener by weight, compared to traditional chocolate bars which often contain over 50% cane sugar.
Our second natural sweetener, lucuma, is an exotic fruit which originates from the Andean coastal valleys of Peru. It is a good source of beta-carotene, and contains many other vitamins and minerals such as niacin, iron, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins and fibre.
All of our products are certified organic by the Soil Association, with each of our chocolate bars proudly wearing their organic seal of approval. To produce a more natural crop, organic farmers don’t use chemicals, synthetic fertilisers, or pesticides. It’s no surprise that using only organic ingredients creates the most delicious chocolate.
Whilst we’ve developed our chocolate to be better for you, it’s important to remember that even healthier chocolate should be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy balanced diet.