This Organic Sage Lavender Orange Dark Chocolate takes the rich flavor of our 60% cacao dark chocolate and infuses it with the deliciously flavorful and powerfully aromatic trio of lavender, orange peel, and sage. Each of these ingredients brings their own unique properties to the bar creating an elaborate symphony of different aromas and tastes. This starts with the dominating herbal-sweetness of lavender, quickly backed by the peppery taste and piney fragrance of sage, and closed out with the orange peel‰۪s zesty citrus notes ‰ÛÒcreating a well balanced chocolate experience that is simultaneously nostril-widening and taste-bud-tantalizing.
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 boasts a truly impressive line-up of flavors and aromas with herbal, citrus, piney, woodey, pepper, and zesty notes all able to be picked up. This mosh pit of flavor is, of course, carried by the luxuriously robust bitter sweetness of our 60% cocoa content chocolate ‰ÛÒresulting in a treat that is complimented beautifully by a range of both foods and drinks. Thanks to the bar‰۪s natural flavor, some of the best pairings are simply those that accentuate without overpowering - such as a tall glass of milk, unflavored roasted nuts, kettle cooked potato chips, or popcorn. If your looking to get more adventurous try playing on the orange peel‰۪s citrus notes by dipping the bar in an aged balsamic vinegar, or bring the savory flavor of sage to the next level by going bite for bite with crispy bacon. With a chocolate that boasts this kind of full-bodied flavor party it really becomes a challenge to find something that doesn‰۪t pair well ‰ÛÒso think outside the box, and let us know what you come up with!
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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.