This Organic Cardamom Anise Dark Chocolate blends the robust bitter sweetness of our 60% cacao dark chocolate with the distinct flavors of cardamom and anise. The cardamom features powerfully fragrant notes of mint and ginger that dominate the bars aromatic properties, while the anise fortifies the bar with a symphony of different flavors that lend subtle-sweet licorice-like notes. The unique infusion of these powerful spices beautifully play off of the rich taste of the dark cocoa and fruity-sweetness of true vanilla, creating a chocolate experience that perfectly combines the traditional taste you expect, with novel flavors you’re sure to love.
Handcrafted by our master chocolatier using only the finest organic cocoa beans, our chocolates strive to exceed the highest expectations in both quality and taste. We believe that the genuine flavor of the cocoa is what’s important, so we keep our ingredients simple: a rich blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa fat, a touch of sweetness from pure organic cane sugar, and—in the case of our milk chocolates—whole milk to create a silky mouth feel. These simple ingredients are then delicately infused with our own spices and herbs to create a uniquely irresistible taste. The resulting melt-in-your-mouth creations boast the perfect gourmet texture, a rich taste of cocoa, and a variety of complex flavor profiles that promise to satisfy both dedicated connoisseurs and periodic indulgers.
Chocolate, as we know it, is derived from the fatty seeds of the cocoa tree, native to Central and South America. Traditionally made into a bitter drink and celebrated by the Aztecs for its rich taste and medicinal properties, these seeds have played a role in Latin American cultures for thousands of years—with its name literally translating to “food of the gods”. Around 1500AD, European explorers began transporting cocoa beans back to Europe, where they soon took hold amongst the upper class. Over the years, the supplies and popularity of this divine fruit continued to increase, allowing it to spread its powerfully-delicious reach to almost every corner of the world.
The many health benefits that have now become associated with cocoa are due to its abundant load of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants—with studies linking moderate cocoa consumption to a variety of benefits, ranging from increasing cardiovascular health to helping control blood pressure.
For this bar the infusion of anise and cardamom combine the aromatic properties of ginger and mint with the spicy-sweet flavors of licorice –all stacked on top of the delicious bitterness of our 60% cocoa. The resulting flavor profile pairs well with foods and drinks that compliment the richness by leaning on the sweet side – dark dried fruits, dessert wines with bold fruity profiles, or your favorite sweetened coffee beverage will all work well. Another direction to go, is accentuating the anise and cardamom with similar spiced desserts and drinks –such as chai tea, spice cake, ginger bread cookies, or pumpkin pie. The bar also melds beautifully with the spiciness of cinnamon and the sweetness of apples, making it the ultimate addition to your bowl of morning porridge –crush the bar, stir in while the oats are still hot, and get lost in a spiced-apple-oaty-chocolate bliss!
Our ingredients are sourced from the highest quality growers around the world, with consistent and large production quantities available. Whatever your needs, you've found a partner dedicated to providing quality ingredients that make your business stand out, with a level of service that you can rely on.
All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.