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Raw Chocolate Hearts and Raw Chocolate Truffles by Sacred Chocolate
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Extremely rich in naturally occurring nutrients, all chocolate starts out as raw cacao “beans” or nuts, which grow on a tropical tree, Theobroma Cacao.  Similar to fine wine, premium beans grown and harvested under optimal conditions express terroir, the foundation of flavor.  Commercial processing of beans, which includes roasting, compromises the rich array of flavors naturally found in raw cacao which resulted from its unique terroir, as well as the amazing nutritional aspects of the raw bean.  Therefore, at Sacred Chocolate we use a unique, time honored tradition of slowly stone grinding beans at low temperatures in order to deliver the finest tasting, and most nutrient rich chocolate.


The Pleasure and Health Benefits of Raw Chocolate

  • Raw Chocolate is one of the highest known sources of anti-oxidants, surpassing even green tea, dark berries, and red wine sources.  (Sacred Chocolate contains double the antioxidants of chocolate made from roasted beans.)
  • Raw Chocolate is noted for its high Magnesium, Phosphorus and Chromium content.
  • RAW chocolate contains 1/20 the Caffeine of coffee beans. The “high” that most people experience from commercial chocolate is a result of refined sugar added during processing. Sacred Chocolate uses no refined sugars, or additives.  All Sacred Chocolate and TRUTH Truffles are Dairy/Gluten/Soy FREE.
  • Raw Cacao stimulates the pleasure centers of the brain. It contains more than 300 known Phytonutrients including PEA, Anandamide & Tryptophan, natural anti-depressants, serotonin builders, and stress defense shield boosters.
  • The Theobromine present in raw cacao dilates blood vessels, thereby oxygenating the cells, which may contribute to heart health.  Given all the health and pleasure benefits of chocolate, it is no surprise that the scientific name for cacao is theobroma cacao meaning, “food of gods!”

What makes Sacred Chocolate different from other chocolate?

Founded by Raw Food pioneer David Wolfe, and Entrepreneur Steve Adler, Sacred Chocolate is comprised of a small team of dedicated, artisanal chocolate makers, overseen by Executive Chef, Chocolatier Dereme Church.  The lush, and complex flavors of Sacred Chocolate are the direct result of preserving the terroir and natural nutritional value of cacao through our low temperature process.  From bean to bar (and truffle!), Sacred Chocolate uses a traditional method of slowly stone grinding cacao at low temperature, below 115 degrees Fahrenheit.  Slow stone grinding and hand assembly allows us to create chocolates with a silk velvet mouth feel and depth that is lost in popular high heat, mass production chocolate manufacturing.

The sensory pleasure of Sacred Chocolate bars and truffles reflects our commitment to using only premium raw, and organic ingredients sourced locally, and globally. Unlike mass chocolate producers, we never use weak cacao “filler” beans to boost cacao percentage.  We also do not use cane sugar, which is implicated in numerous health risks, and interferes with the pure expression of quality cacao beans.  Instead, we bring out the naturally rich flavor of our cacao beans with natural organic maple sugar, a wild crop that is culled from sustainable forests.

The spirit of love and gratitude that we put into our chocolate and confections extends to the design of our custom, certified organic, and carbon-balanced factory in beautiful San Rafael, California. Sacred Chocolate is also proud to craft bars from cacao that is purchased from farmers at above Fair Trade Standards. We dedicate resources to educating people on the super-food properties of RAW cacao, and the value of traditional, slow food making processes. Also Sacred Chocolate® supports the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. (www.FTPF.org).  From bean to bar, Sacred Chocolate reflects the love and dedication of its makers, and the divine nature of cacao.


Sacred Chocolate Offerings

BARS

  • raw Chocolate Chocolate Heart BarMylk, 58%:  Our dairy free version of classical milk chocolate, it is our number one best seller.
  • Twilight, 69%: An elegant, well balanced bar with a smooth mouth feel , and fine finish.
  • Midnight, 83%: Intense flavor, with a strong finish that highlights the complexity of cacao; a favorite among chocolate purists.
  • White Passion:  This dairy free white, delicately laced with essential oil of citrus, is redolent of a lemon vanilla cupcake.
  • Coco Nibby, 60%:  An exquisitely textured bar crafted with premium and cacao nibs, and coconut.
  • Mint, 62%: Unlike most chocolate makers, Sacred Chocolate uses whole peppermint leaves to infuse smooth, rich chocolate with perfectly balanced mint
  • India Sunset, 61%: An exotic and delicately spicy bar that is laced with curry.
  • Amazonian, 52%: Thirty plus therapeutic and super food herbs, seeds, nuts, and berries are orchestrated into a smooth chocolate base to create  a pungent, highly medicinal bar for the adventurous palette.
  • Immuno Mushroom, 68%: A highly medicinal bar of rich chocolate infused with ten plus mushroom varieties that work together to synergistically enhance immunity.
  • Zero Pointe Mint, 73%:  Sweetened with Erythritol, this is a rich yet  zero glycemic, low calorie version of our popular mint bar.
  • Sun Sweet, 68%: A dark chocolate bar lightly sweetened with Inulin, made from the Jerusalem Artichoke, for those who prefer a low glycemic bar.
  • Heart of Cacao, 100%: Dubbed the “espresso” of dark chocolate, this bar is for purists who prefer their chocolate straight without sweetener.

TRUTH Truffles

  • Cheeky Monkey:  Dark chocolate ganache with caramelized banana, topped with a native pecan.
  • Ajaya:  The goddess of love entices by fusing dark chocolate ganache w/ lemon grass, ginger, Balinese long pepper, & topped w/ lime zest.
  • Sacred Fire:  Dark chocolate ganache smoldering with ancho, morita, guajilo, pasillo, and chipotle chilies ignited by black pepper, cinnamon adorned with 24 carat gold.
  • Tangerina:  A luscious citrus dark chocolate ganache infused with tangerine and orange oils, dusted with a stripe of Mineola tangola zest. A classic combination revisited.
  • Lavender Blue:  Dark chocolate, wild blueberry and lavender ganache relaxes and refreshes. Adorned with fragrant lavender petals.
  • Ixcacao:  Named in honor of the cacao goddess, Ixcacao infuses Peruvian  Maca and Mesquite.Topped with Ocumare cacao nibs.
  • Arctic Chi:  The temperature plummets with dark chocolate ganache infused with peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, tarragon.  Topped with shavings of cacao butter.
  • Purple Rose:  The beautiful and fragrant roses of Kew-Gardens and the wild purple sage of Marin County, California, inspired this very unique and royal truffle. Dark chocolate ganache infused with rose, purple sage. Adorned with a delicate pink rose petal.
  • Yellow Tara:  The Buddhist goddess of wealth, good fortune, and abundance inspired this bold, curry infused truffle. Covered with a dusting of sun-ripened mango powder.
  • Jubilee:  Cherries! Bing and Rainier. Folded into dark chocolate ganache. Topped with sweet and plump sun dried cherry.

Raw. Naturally.

Category: Information
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 10:42:00 PM
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Synopsis: Extremely rich in naturally occurring nutrients, all chocolate starts out as raw cacao “beans” or nuts, which grow on a tropical tree, Theobroma Cacao. Similar to fine wine, premium beans grown and harvested under optimal conditions express terroir, the foundation of flavor. Commercial processing of beans, which includes roasting, compromises the rich array of flavors naturally found in raw cacao which resulted from its unique terroir, as well as the amazing nutritional aspects of the raw bean. Therefore, at Sacred Chocolate we use a unique, time honored tradition of slowly stone grinding beans at low temperatures in order to deliver the finest tasting, and most nutrient rich chocolate.