Our European Style Baking Chocolate comes in three cacao percentages, 60%, 70%, 80%. Made at our Jesus Maria farm using the same type of beans as our stone ground chocolate. What's the difference? This block of chocolate is much more refined with a touch of cacao butter to give the chocolate a beautiful sheen and waterfall effect. We use this chocolate in our chocolate-filled churros and our chocolate dipped strawberries. This is our go-to chocolate for anything that calls for a smoother texture and needs a faster melting point without burning too quickly. Feel free to use this as hot chocolate, grating it over your morning coffee, or just taking a big bite out of it. It's a different style of chocolate, but still from the same type of bean and same farm.
Break up block by hitting it against your counter. Package up with parchment paper or plastic wrap. 1 year shelf life. Can store in refrigerator or freezer for longer shelf life.
*Cacao nibs, sugar, *cacao butter
MINIMALLY FERMENTED >LOWER ACID >MORE ANTIOXIDANTS
Our beans are specially fermented for less than 3 days. This creates less acidity. Research has shown that less days of fermentation means more flavanols are maintained in the chocolate.
BENEFITS OF CACAO
Packed with fiber, flavanols, protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B9 and E.
High in antioxidants – typical serving size of cacao has more antioxidants than blueberries, red wine, and green tea.
High levels of essential minerals like magnesium. Magnesium helps to promote brain chemistry, build strong bones, and help regulate heartbeat and blood pressure, sulfur, calcium.
Cacao inherently has no sugar inside.
ORGANICALLY GROWN USING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
Our beans are organically grown and more than fair-trade. We are continually working with our grower to protect the region and educate people in the area.
LITTLE KNOWN CACAO FACTS
An ancient superfood packed with antioxidants, fiber, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, and vitamins B1, B2, B5, B9 and E.
Contains zero sugar.
High fat, high protein.
Has zero caffeine. Contains its cousin called Theobromine.
A prebiotic that is rich in polyphenols.
Helps boost collagen production.
Cacao Beginner’s Guide