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80% Dark-Belize Chocolate – 2.3 oz
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80% Dark-Belize Chocolate – 2.3 oz

  • Hand selected, roasted and cracked cacao beans
  • Intense chocolate taste with a subtle sweetness
  • Glyphosate tested
  • Ingredients:  Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar

    • $11.75

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    WARM WEATHER NOTICE: Due to the fragile nature of chocolate bars we can NOT guarantee that they will arrive to you without melting, so please be advised to order at your own risk.

    However, we do all that we can to ensure they are protected:

    • by keeping them cold up until they are shipped
    • by shipping in insulated envelopes
    • by shipping with a frozen cold pack

    In addition, we only offer shipping options that will deliver the bars to you within 2 days transit time from our fulfillment center in Texas. Because of the special shipping circumstances of these products, they will need to be ordered separately from any other items in your cart.

    Artisan Bean to Bar Chocolate - New!

    Our Bean to Bar chocolate bars start as cacao beans and are sourced directly from the small farmers that grow them.

    By working directly with the farms we not only know exactly who raised our beans, but we can also make sure the farmers receive a fair price for their beans, effectively cutting out the middle man.

    The beans themselves are very different from the beans that make up most of the chocolate consumed in the U.S. The most common bean is called CCN-51 and produces excellent yields, is disease resistant, and is so bitter it must be processed with an alkali solution to neutralize the acidity.

    On the other hand our beans are unique to their own region of origin and are only grown and processed on a small scale, allowing us to select the very best varieties of beans for our delicious chocolate.

    The common CCN-51 bean is grown on large monoculture plantations, whereas our farmers practice multi-species permaculture while working in harmony with the native plants.Therefore, we believe our chocolate bars are of a much higher quality than even certified organic chocolate bars.

    The farmers we work with do not use herbicides or pesticides and as an added assurance, the ingredients of our chocolate bars have been tested by a certified lab for the presence of glyphosate and so far none has been found.

    La Red Nursery

    La Red Facility

    Once the beans are harvested they are then ready to be fermented.

    This is done in the native region of the bean and is a very important step. We work with the farms to perfect their fermentation process, which is yet another benefit to working directly with the growers.

    After fermenting, the raw beans are dried and then shipped to the U.S.

    The task of creating beautiful chocolate now becomes our responsibility and this is done on a very small scale.

    First, the beans are hand sorted for quality and any that do not meet our standards are removed.

    Next, the beans are expertly roasted to bring out the full flavor.

    Then, we crack the beans with a hand roller to separate the nibs from the shell, which is further removed by winnowing. The nibs are ground into a paste and then sugar is added.

    The sugar used in our bars is our Heavenly Organics Evaporated Whole Cane Juice Sugar, which is produced by small farmers at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains.

    The chocolate is aged for up to a month allowing the flavor to mellow.

    Tempering is the next step; this is an art that ensures the consistency and texture of the bar. It requires the chocolate to go through several heating and cooling cycles.

    The final step is to pour the chocolate into molds to chill down.

    La Red Drying Racks

     

    Ingredients

    80% Dark-Belize Chocolate: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar

    80% Dark-Belize Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar

    80% Dark-Belize Chocolate with Mint: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Peppermint Oil


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    RL
    03/23/2020
    Robert L.
    United States United States
    Belize 80 percent Dark Chocolate

    One of the best chocolates I have ever had! Have had a lot growing up, too!

    ST
    01/10/2020
    Sue T.
    United States United States
    Favorite Organic chocolate bar

    This is my favorite chocolate bar because it has only 2 ingredients, cacao beans and sugar. Most chocolate bars contain vanilla and I don't like vanilla so this bar is perfect for me.

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