What goes into our chocolate

We start from scratch, making our chocolate in the traditional way, from cocoa beans and cocoa butter, plus something to add sweetness, like coconut sugar, lucuma or xylitol. Pretty much nothing else. We grind our ingredients for a very, very long time, to make it super velvety smooth and intense. 

All our chocolate starts with the same basics:

Cacao nibs The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateOrganic Fairtrade Raw Cacao

Our sun dried, unroasted, raw cocoa comes from Criollo beans grown in Peru.

 

 

Cacao butter The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateOrganic Fairtrade Virgin Cacao Butter

Again from Peru, cold pressing preserves as much goodness as possible.

 

 

coconut sugar The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateOrganic Coconut Palm Sugar

Sustainably harvested from the nectar of the coconut flower. It is a long chain sugar, and has about half the glycemic index of cane sugar.

 

 

Lucuma powder The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateOrganic Lucuma Fruit Powder

Lucuma is a fruit, about the size of a melon which has a dense orange flesh, a bit like a squash. It has a malty, biscuity flavour. It adds sweetness and further dimensions of flavour to our Vanoffee  products.

 

 

Vanilla Powder The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateOrganic Fairtrade Vanilla

Used in our Vanoffee products (Vanoffee = Vanilla / toffee). It is exquisite, heady, amazing, and Organic and Fairtrade.

 

 

Xylitol The Raw Chocolate Company Vegan Vegetarian Fairtrade Organic Kosher chocolate bars snacks and superfoods Linus Gorpe Vegan ChocolateXylitol

Xylitol really suffers from a terrible name. It stems from the greek word ‘Xylos’ meaning tree. ‘Tol’ is a suffix denoting sweetness. Therefore Xylitol is ‘tree-sweetness’. Our Xylitol is made from Birch Trees in Finland. It has a tenth of the glycemic index of standard cane sugar and is great for those who want to avoid sugar altogether. We use it in two of our bars – Mint and Orange.