The creation of this Organic Honeybush Caramel Dark Chocolate starts with our robustly bittersweet 60% cacao dark chocolate, which is masterfully infused with our herbal honeybush caramel tea, and finally finished off with an all natural caramel essence. The resulting parade of flavors perfectly combines the coveted richness of truly dark cocoa, with an array of subtle sweet notes that delicately linger on the palate. The bar also boasts powerful aromatic qualities, with an almost honey-like herbal scent that fills the nostrils as it melts in your mouth. This novel feature of the bar is thanks to our honeybush tea derived from the leaves of a flowering plant in South Africa. These leaves have enjoyed immense popularity as a flavorful hot beverage for centuries, and as of more recently, are celebrated as a luxurious chocolate bar!
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.
When pairing this bar it‰۪s important to note the dominating taste of the bitter sweet dark cocoa and the mellow caramel notes. These players dominate the flavor profile of the bar and, along with the subtle complimentary notes of herbal honey and a touch of vanilla, create a chocolate experience that can be paired deliciously with an array of foods and drinks. One particularly delicious pairing is with apple slices, which cut the bitter notes with their natural sweetness, while also setting the stage for the traditional pairing of the caramel flavor. While partaking in this bar, if you find that the sweetness is to your liking, try pairing with vehicles that will carry and enhance the natural flavors without over powering ‰ÛÒsuch as vanilla ice cream or a glass of milk. If you prefer your chocolate indulging to err more on the sweet side, try taking advantage of the already present honey-like aroma by noshing this bar with some honey-roasted almonds
Ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic Honeybush Caramel tea, all natural caramel essence, organic vanilla extract. All natural soy lecithin added as emulsifier.
May contain traces of milk, peanuts and/or other nuts. Organic, Gluten Free
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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.