We use only the finest quality organic Honduran Criollo and Trinitario cacao beans harvested in the rainforest and deep jungle of The Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve in La Mosquitia, Honduras. These beans are very rare and make up around five percent of the world's annual cacao harvest. The cacao tree is native to Central America and Honduras is known for extremely high quality cacao.
Our chocolates are all hand made in small batches, they have no artificial flavors, fillers, colors or preservatives. They contain no Soy Lecithin (used as an emulsifying agent) and no Palm oil, used to reduce cost by replacing cocoa butter. Everything in our factory is 100% pure and organic.
Our dark chocolate only contains two ingredients, Cacao and Cane Sugar and our milk chocolate only has three: cacao, cane sugar and milk. Because it has no extra oils and wax, and cocoa butter has a very high melting point, it doesn't melt unless the temperature exceeds 98 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some other 100% natural ingredients we use are:
1. Passion Fruit
2. Sea Salt
3. Island Almonds
4. Island Cashews
5. Island Coconut
Cacao has 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries. The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity). Cacao has an amazing ORAC score of 98,000 per 100g, vs blueberries' value at a mere 2,400. ORAC scores measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals (that come from pollution and toxins in our environment), which cause cell and tissue damage and can lead to disease such as cancer.
On a plant-based/vegan diet and looking for iron? The search is over! Cacao is the highest plant-based source of iron known to man.
Raw organic cacao is also one of the highest plant-based sources of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in the western world. Magnesium is important for a healthy heart and helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with laser-sharp clarity and focus.
Cacao has more calcium that cow's milk. Amazing right?
Cacao is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. It's a great source of endorphins and serotonin, which help boost our mood and literally make us happier!