If you are wanting a healthy Veganuary, 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 and as you will see from these chocolates, it can come from ingredients other than sugar itself.
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10 x 50g chocolates. 1 x Pure Gold 100% Sur del Lago Cacao; San Agustin 88, San Agustin 70 and Las Trincheras 72 single estate dark chocolates; 3 x No Added Sugar bars with 100% cacao naturally sweetened with fruit and nuts, Ginger Lime dark chocolate and…
2 Magnificent Creations, special editions not in any shop
- Anna’s jewelled bites, 100% Caranero brimmming with fruits & 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!
- The Aztec, 99% San Agustin cacao with chilli. The Aztecs drank cacao with a religious passion. They ground it with water and chilli and poured it from a great height to froth. Here the 1% sugar evokes the fruit notes in the Awajun cacao and the chilli brings out the juiciness. 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