Raw Chocolate Ingredients
Welcome. In this section we list ingredients and kits for making raw chocolate. Ok, so you’ve heard all the buzz about raw chocolate, and possibly tried it. Knowing that something that delicious is good for you (in reasonable amounts!) definitely puts a smile on your face, and you have decided to make your own. But where to start? Listed below are the 100% natural ingredients you will need to become your very own chocolatier – the organic cacao powder and butter, organic agave nectar to sweeten, and pure vanilla to give that finishing touch. You will also find other ingredients you may want to add, including cacao nibs for extra crunch and chocolatey-ness; the calorie-free herb sweetener, stevia; coconut oil (which can be used in place of cacao butter); and a whole cornucopia of nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
When these ingredients are used raw, and consumed in their fresh state, they maintain their nutritional value – including high levels of antioxidants, minerals such as magnesium and sulphur, and ‘bliss’ chemicals such as Anandamide. In contrast, ‘normal’ chocolate has been cooked and much of its goodness destroyed.
If you are not sure about the relative amounts of ingredients, why not try one of our chocolate-making kits? They contain all the necessary constituents, in the right proportions, plus our secret recipe. The small kit yields 300gm of chocolate and the large one, 750gm. Handmade chocolates make lovely gifts – as do the kits themselves.
Many powdered superfoods and fruit/herb powders can also be blended in to your chocolate. So let your imagination run wild – the ‘food of the gods’ is yours for the making!