If you are wanting a healthy start to the year, you may think that means no chocolate. Not so! The great news is that it just means having not too much and the right kind. Cacao is a superfood, it’s packed full of vitamins and minerals, and the theobromine stimulates your body to produce mood lifting endorphins. So as long as you don’t swamp the cacao with sugar and fat, you can keep eating chocolate, it’ll simply make you happier and more able to give up things that really are bad for you! I’m not big on sugar. A little is often needed to evoke flavours, but never too much or it dominates. So even my white chocolate has the same amount of added sugar as a 70% dark chocolate.
IN YOUR LETTERBOX
10 x 50g chocolates. San Agustin 88 and San Agustin 70 single estate dark chocolates; 2 x No Added Sugar bars, 100% cacao naturally sweetened with fruit and nuts; 2 x high % cacao Milk chocolates, Milk of the Gods 44% Rio Caribe and Milk of the Stars 54% Surabaya; El Blanco creamy white chocolate; Matcha, Kotabuki green tea in even lower sugar white chocolate and…
2 Magnificent Creations, special editions not in any shop
- Anna’s jewelled bites, 100% Caranero cacao brimming with fruit & nuts. This is an all powerful pick you up. My mother asked me to make a bar she could eat, back when i was just making 100% cacao for cooking. The dried fruit and nuts create the perfect balance with the cacao, but there are so many in there it has to be made by hand. Mamma mia!
- Milk of Heavens, 100% Sur del Lago Cacao Milk Chocolate with No Added Sugar. This is my other worldly No Sugar Milk Chocolate, coming from a totally different place to normal milk chocolate. How is this possible? It is a matter of choosing a light bean, giving it a light roast and then allowing the natural sugars in the milk to create the balance. Perfect bean. Perfect balance.
The Flavour Map and Tasting Notes explaining why I make the chocolates as I do.
If you would like a box like this every month, each month with a different selection and with new Magnificent Creations, sign up to my Letterbox Subscription. Every month you’ll find my Tasting Videos for the boxes on Willie’s TV.
Perfect Ingredients. Perfect Flavours. Perfect Pleasure.
*Orders containing this item will not be split & only dispatch from the 14th January 2021