This Organic Pomegranate Rooibos Dark Chocolate features our 60% dark cacao deliciously infused with our pomegranate rooibos tea. The resulting luscious flavor starts with the delicately sweet, but dominantly bitter, cocoa that creates the perfect base for the fruity notes to build on. This subtle sweetness comes from the pomegranate blend, a crimson colored tangy-sweet fruit, celebrated for centuries for its unique flavors and known in ancient Greek mythology as the chosen fruit of the gods. The flavor profile is finished off with African grown rooibos leaves, which provide a mellow berry-like sweetness and give the bar an unparalleled aromatic quality. Take a bite into this divine treat, and you will find that the mild-fruity sweetness and richly bitter notes seem to dance on your taste buds, while the delicious scent of rooibos fills your nostrils, creating a truly novel 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.
As with most dark chocolates, the rich bitter-sweetness of this bar pairs beautifully with a cup of black tea or dark roasted coffee. While those are the more traditional pairing drinks, many people find this flavor of cocoa to pair well with dark beers, such as porters or stouts. The mild fruity notes provided by the pomegranate also open this chocolate up to a range of unique culinary uses. Try coarsely chopping it up and adding the chunks to the top of a fruitcake or similar baked goods, where the cocoa‰۪s deep flavor will add a unique element to the flat sweetness. Another kitchen trick is using a touch of heat to bring the mouth-watering rooibos aroma of this chocolate to life ‰ÛÒthe idea being to melt it slightly, without burning. Try tossing some into a just-cooked bowl of oatmeal, or add a piece to a freshly brewed cup of coffee ‰ÛÒanything that is warm that you want to make deliciously sweet will work, so get creative!
Ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic pomegranate rooibos tea, 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.