This Organic Rosemary Orange Dark Chocolate infuses our 60% cacao dark chocolate with the mouth-watering flavor-duo of rosemary and orange peel. The unique profile of the blend utilizes the cocoa‰۪s bitter sweetness to set the stage for the subtle, almost pine-like, fragrance of the rosemary and the zesty sweet notes of the orange peel ‰ÛÒeach of which blend seamlessly together while refusing to overpower one another. This bar prides itself on its novel cast of aromas and flavors that have been carefully crafted to balance the delicate sweet notes with the rich bitterness ‰ÛÒallowing it to deliciously satisfy both those individuals seeking a truly robust, or those looking for a more mellow, chocolate experience.
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‰ÛÓin the case of our milk chocolates‰ÛÓwhole 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‰ÛÓwith its name literally translating to ‰ÛÏfood 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‰ÛÓwith studies linking moderate cocoa consumption to a variety of benefits, ranging from increasing cardiovascular health to helping control blood pressure.
This bar‰۪s deliciously dominating bitter sweetness comes from the 60% cocoa content which allows it to be beautifully complimented with a range of foods and drinks that offer a bit of sweetness. Some traditional choices would be a glass of sweetened coffee or tea, or perhaps some dried figs and prunes. The bold sweetness of a good dessert wine also pairs beautifully with this bar, and even better, is one with its own citrus notes to match the fruity brightness that the orange peel lends the bar. However, if you‰۪re really looking to conjure the ultimate flavor-party, look no further than thick cut bacon. Now I know, technically speaking, everything pairs well with bacon‰Û_ but this particular chocolate is different -thanks to its delicious infusion of rosemary. This spice has been used to traditionally prepare pork for centuries, and for good reason, the natural pine-like flavor of the spice accentuates the meats natural flavors, while contributing a mouth-watering aromatic quality that makes the final dish sing. Don‰۪t just take my word for it though; try going bite for bite with this chocolate and your favorite bacon to experience the riot-making flavor for yourself!
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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.