Sinfully Raw Vanilla from ChocoSol is the best of both worlds – it combines a rich dark chocolate with mellow whole raw vanilla pods. Raw cacao nibs are sprinkled on the back to add an extra cacao bite. This stone-ground chocolate bar is one of the best ways to experience the flavor of ChocoSol’s cacao blend from Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Its deep dark flavor tastes great alone but also tastes great in combination with red wine. Moreover, you can grate it over your granola or fruit snack to add some chocolaty goodness.
What is stone ground chocolate?
What makes ChocoSol’s chocolate even more special, is that it’s stone ground. This is an ancient technique used by the Aztecs and Mayans to turn cocoa beans into chocolate. During the chocolate-making process, ChocoSol roasts the cacao nibs and then hand-grinds them against Mexican stone mills. The result is a truly unconventional chocolate with an almost gritty texture. Don’t let this fool you though. The flavor is so rich, natural, and dark, that you will never crave a Hershey milk chocolate bar again.
ChocoSol is a learning community and a social enterprise in Toronto. They focus on turning cacao into artisanal dark chocolate. ChocoSol chocolate is made from a unique blend of cacao varieties that are sourced directly from indigenous communities in Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Ecuador. Their horizontal trade relationships with the primary growers go beyond fairtrade and organic in both growing conditions and in pricing. All of their chocolate bars are stone-ground. Moreover, they’re all vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.