Food | Chocolate
Lovely little handmade chocolates handmade from organic Ecuadorian cacao paste, coconut sugar, vanilla beans, and other miscellaneous flavorful ingredients. Raw, vegan, organic, gluten-free.
Hand-crafted raw, white and darkchocolate in a variety of exotic flavors, made with wild superfoods and herbs. They “leave your body feeling nurtured with nutrition and your taste buds stimulated with culinary bliss. We strive to reconnect you with cacao as a health food….We use only wild-crafted and organic ingredients.” Beans are heirloom Arriba Nacional Cacao from Ecuado, a unique and wild species. Whole beans are stone-ground at a low temperature throughout the entire process.
An all-organic fudge made from grass-fed butter, tahini, cacao, ground coffee, turmeric, cinnamon, sea salt, maca, raw honey, vanilla, and cayenne.
“Let thy dessert be thy medicine” is the motto of these chocolatiers. A proprietary blend of raw, fair trade, organic cacao, low-glycemic organic coconut nectar, organic cacao butter, and organic food flavorings. “Creating exceptional tasting chocolate with healing, nutritional properties was the passion behind UliMana Chocolate Truffles when we began in 2005 in Asheville, NC and this is the mission which continues to drive us forward today. As the first raw chocolate company, we remember the light that went off when we discovered raw chocolate to be one of the most, if not the most, nutrient rich and complex foods known to man, and how our bodies have the ability to thrive as long as we eat real, unadulterated food. And this is the light we see in others as we continually educate people on the benefits of raw chocolate and how they too can thrive.Our creative and joyful chocolatiers are devoted to making our truffles using the purest and finest, certified organic ingredients. UliMana Chocolate Truffles are hand rolled with care, often to the sound of stories, laughter and singing of the women gathered around the truffle table. This is truly a chocolate made with joy in every bite.” Can’t wait to try these!
Chocolate bars made from raw, artisan stoneground cacao, coconut sugar and superfoods. “All of Rawlates’ handcrafted gluten free, kosher artisan chocolates are made locally in Brooklyn, NY, created with a passion for pleasing the most enthusiastic chocolate lover…Hadara blends her 25 years of expertise in culinary arts and healing practices to create each unique Rawclate.” I tried these and they are delicious. Very low glycemic. Soy-free, dairy-free, non GMO, organic.
Raw, organic, unprocessed chocolate bars and bites, sweetened with organic honey. 72 or 80 percent cocoa. “We craft raw artisan chocolate using the world’s purest and best organic ingredients, and use innovative low heat techniques to keep the chocolate in its most pure and potent form. After lots of experimenting (and lots of tasting), we came up with a groundbreaking method of making mouth-watering chocolate, sweetened naturally using only raw honey. What’s not to love? There’s no dairy, soy, gluten, refined sugars, preservatives, or chemicals in our chocolate – only organic, pure ingredients.” I’ve tasted this chocolate and it’s delicious! Even though it’s raw and pure, it’s like a regular chocolate bar…only better.
More than one hundred organic spices and seasonings, many that you won’t find in your natural food store. “All of our organic spices and seasonings are shipped, steam-sterilized and packaged under our very strict guidelines, ensuring that each and every one of our customers are able to trust and enjoy any and all of our products. By respecting the earth and its environment and the natural organism that is the human body, each and every one of our spices and seasonings are ethically sourced and are free of added chemicals or hazardous materials. We set our production standards extremely high as we understand that you expect the same. Browse and enjoy Spicely Organics spices and seasonings with the peace of mind that comes from knowing we support wholesome nourishment in all of its delicious forms..” Also a small selection of organic teas and organic chocolate flavored with their teas and spices (sweetened with organic cane sugar).
A very different and pretty amazing chocolate! One of the best if you want to eat chocolate in it’s purest form as a superfood. First they start off with artisinal stone ground biodynamic cacao and then handcraft bars using “a wide open range of certified biodynamic, organic, and wild foraged heirloom spices, herbs, leaves, flowers, nuts, oils, salts and minerals to soothe, inspire, amaze, delight, health and nurture you, all graciously provided by Mother Nature.” They have many astounding flavors, sold individually and in sets. Sweetened with a “proprietary mineral-rich sugar blend of biodynamic cane jaggery (whole cane sugar), and organic coconut flower nectar.”
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This is my personal #1 choice for chocolate. Not only is it delicious, but it is made with “ethically sourced RAW Cacao from Bali, Ecuador, Peru, Grenada, & Madagascar – and add low-glycemic sweeteners (including coconut sugar), nutrient-dense superfoods & medicinal herbs sourced fastidiously from the Amazon to the Himalayas.” Their products are certified Organic, Vegan, and Kosher, and are free of soy, gluten, and dairy. “The result is a functional, decadent chocolate that will delight your taste buds, awaken your senses & provide profound nourishment.” I can vouch for that! Choose from chocolate bars, truffles, trail mixes, cocoa elixers, and supplements. Use promo code “toxicfree10” for 10 percent off your purchase ($30 minimum).
CocoVia wholefood supplements give you all the benefits of eating chocolate, without the calories, fat, or sugar (of course, without the pleasure of eating chocolate too!). They use their own patented Cocapro process to guarantee the highest concentration of cocoa flavanols in a dietary supplement. “Cocoa flavanols are the beneficial phytonutrients (also known as plant-based nutrients) found naturally in cocoa, and no other food on Earth can match cocoa’s unique blend of flavanols. That’s why experts refer to the cocoa bean as nature’s most surprising ‘superfruit.’ When consumed daily, cocoa flavanols are scientifically proven to help support healthy circulation†, which is important for overall health as well as cardiovascular health, cognitive health, skin health, blood flow and exercise performance” You can also use this unsweetened powder in recipes that are provided on the site.