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The Cacao Belt: The Place Where the Best Chocolate is Made

04 Feb 2022 / Comments Off on The Cacao Belt: The Place Where the Best Chocolate is Made

The cacao belt is a region that stretches from Central and South America all the way to Indonesia! It lies 20 degrees either side of what we know to be ‘the equator’. The cacao plants (where raw chocolate comes from), also known as Theobroma cacao, thrives in this humid environment. That is why this specific…

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Veganuary! A New Way To Start Your Year

05 Jan 2022 / Comments Off on Veganuary! A New Way To Start Your Year

Okay, so maybe the phrase ‘new year, new me’ has had its day. Most of us can’t seem to stick to those pesky New Years resolutions. But, how about you start off the New Year with something that’s… well…new?! Veganuary is an up and coming event that sees people try out the basics of veganism…

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Chocolate from cacao pod to bean to bar

From Pod to Palate: The Bean to Bar Chocolate Process

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on From Pod to Palate: The Bean to Bar Chocolate Process

The Artisanal Journey of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Making If you’re a chocolate lover, bean to bar might be a new buzz-word in your vocabulary. But what does it actually mean?  Bean to bar is a term used for chocolate that has been manufactured all the way from bean-to-bar, rather than being mass produced by a company.…

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The Gloss: Tempering Chocolate

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on The Gloss: Tempering Chocolate

For artisan chocolatiers, tempering chocolate is an important step in the process of making high quality gourmet chocolate. Tempering helps ensure that the finished product has a smooth texture and exceptional flavour. But what exactly does tempering do? To put it simply, tempering chocolate is the process of heating, cooling and then reheating melted cocoa…

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Diabetic Chocolate: How to Enjoy a Sweet Treat, Sugar Free

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on Diabetic Chocolate: How to Enjoy a Sweet Treat, Sugar Free

One of the most widely believed myths about living with type 2 diabetes is that all sweets are off-limits, and upon receiving a diabetes diagnosis, you may feel forced to say goodbye to all the after-dinner treats and 3 p.m. pick-me-ups you once loved. Fortunately, some sweets are safe for people with type 2 diabetes…

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Hemp: It’s Great…Really!

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on Hemp: It’s Great…Really!

Hemp seeds are a great dairy substitute, and they can also be used to make dairy free chocolate. These tiny hemp seeds have the potential to change the world of dairy and soy-free chocolate for good.Our dairy free chocolate made with hemp seeds has the same taste, look and feel as regular dairy-rich chocolate. (If…

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The Peruvian Favourite: Lucuma Fruit

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on The Peruvian Favourite: Lucuma Fruit

Have you ever heard of lucuma fruit? It’s a tropical fruit that is native to Peru. The lucuma tree grows in the Andean regions of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Though lucuma has been used medicinally for centuries by indigenous cultures in South America, it’s only recently that this super food has begun to get…

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The Wondrous World Of Cacao Butter

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on The Wondrous World Of Cacao Butter

Cacao butter is a natural fat that comes from cacao beans, and it’s used to create some of the most delicious and luxurious chocolate bars in the world. You may not know this, but cacao butter is actually one of the healthiest fats on earth! Let’s explore what cacao butter is all about. Let’s Chat…

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Cacao: Spilling the Beans!

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on Cacao: Spilling the Beans!

Chocolate is a delicious treat that most people enjoy on a regular basis. Imagine if the raw cacao beans that go into your favourite chocolate bar were actually good for you? Well, it’s true! The raw cacao bean has some surprising and unique health benefits. Often referred to as a bean, cacao ‘beans’ are actually…

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Coconut Sugar: The Earth-Friendly Natural Sweetener

11 Oct 2021 / Comments Off on Coconut Sugar: The Earth-Friendly Natural Sweetener

Low sugar chocolate is on the rise! Many people are on the hunt for low sugar, dairy free chocolate bars that suit their lifestyle AND their taste buds. So without further ado, let us introduce you to coconut sugar. The Natural Choice: What is coconut sugar? You may ask. Well, coconut sugar comes from coconut…

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