This Organic Lavender Vanilla Dark Chocolate blends together the robust taste of our 60% cacao dark chocolate with the calming essence of fresh lavender buds and the sweet perfumed aroma of crushed vanilla bean. This luxurious infusion retains the rich bitter sweetness of the cocoa while celebrating a host of light-fruity notes and floral fragrances that prove to deliciously fixate the senses. As the bar melts on your tongue you can sense this for yourself, slowly experiencing the synergistic harmony of fragrant lavender, sweet vanilla, and bitter cocoa, as they work to slowly immerses you in a state of chocolate-tinged tranquilly
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.
While the truly dominating taste of this particular chocolate is the bitter sweetness of the cocoa, the vanilla bean and lavender buds also deliciously compete for palate space ‰ÛÒresulting in a flavor profile with notes of light floral sweetness that is quite versatile in its pairing. Try accentuating the fruity-sweet notes by enjoying alongside your favorite roasted nuts, play off the bar‰۪s intense vanilla infusion with a glass of chilled milk, or enjoy the cocoa‰۪s mouth-watering fragrance along side a cup of your favorite herbal tea. The bar‰۪s unique floral notes are also deliciously brought to life by the acidic sweetness of balsamic vinegar and stands up well to the often over powering nature of dry wines. Reality is, it‰۪s hand crafted dark chocolate with a double dose of vanilla and a generous load of lavender ‰ÛÒit‰۪s going to be awesome paired with just about anything... or for that matter, nothing.
Ingredients: organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic lavender, organic vanilla bean, organic vanilla extract.
May contain traces of 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.