This Organic Saffron White Chocolate features our silky smooth milk chocolate delicately infused with the luxurious taste of saffron and pure vanilla. The true beauty of this creation is its seamless combination of a luscious melt-in-your-mouth texture with a powerful floral fragrance and herbal sweetness –resulting in a bar truly capable of achieving chocolate-bliss. While the milk chocolate and vanilla notes may technically dominate the palate while indulging in this bar, it’s important to note the true hero –saffron. This spice is drawn from saffron threads, the three orange stigma that can only be hand picked from the crocus flower, which hold a robust dry floral flavor that is simply unreplicable. The high demand for this celebrated spice, along with the extremely labor intensive harvesting process, has made saffron the most expensive spice per ounce in the world today –and as such, is rarely found in its true form. However, here at Spicely we accept no imitations, and have sourced only the highest quality authentic saffron to be used in this chocolate creation… we're confident that when you bite into this bar you’ll taste why.
Handcrafted by our master chocolatier using only the finest organic cocoa beans, our chocolates strive to exceed the highest expectations in both quality and taste. We believe that the genuine flavor of the cocoa is what’s important, so we keep our ingredients simple: a rich blend of unsweetened chocolate and cocoa fat, a touch of sweetness from pure organic cane sugar, and—in the case of our milk chocolates—whole milk to create a silky mouth feel. These simple ingredients are then delicately infused with our own spices and herbs to create a uniquely irresistible taste. The resulting melt-in-your-mouth creations boast the perfect gourmet texture, a rich taste of cocoa, and a variety of complex flavor profiles that promise to satisfy both dedicated connoisseurs and periodic indulgers.
Chocolate, as we know it, is derived from the fatty seeds of the cocoa tree, native to Central and South America. Traditionally made into a bitter drink and celebrated by the Aztecs for its rich taste and medicinal properties, these seeds have played a role in Latin American cultures for thousands of years—with its name literally translating to “food of the gods”. Around 1500AD, European explorers began transporting cocoa beans back to Europe, where they soon took hold amongst the upper class. Over the years, the supplies and popularity of this divine fruit continued to increase, allowing it to spread its powerfully-delicious reach to almost every corner of the world.
The many health benefits that have now become associated with cocoa are due to its abundant load of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants—with studies linking moderate cocoa consumption to a variety of benefits, ranging from increasing cardiovascular health to helping control blood pressure.
This white chocolate’s pure sugar cane and ground vanilla beans take the bar’s flavor profile firmly in the direction of sweet. As such, it is best complimented with salty and bitter –such as a cup of straight espresso or black coffee, bone-dry wines, salted nuts, popcorn, or even some unsweetened chunky peanut butter. However, bear in mind that while it may not be the dominating flavor, this bar does boast the delicate notes of the highly coveted saffron spice. This gem not only imparts its unique floral flavor, but also lends the bar a subtle flowering fragrance –both of which are easily overpowered. To accentuate this spice’s delicate properties try pairing with foods and drinks that can act as flavor vehicles to carry those natural flavors without overpowering –such as milk or yogurt. Better yet, if you really want to immerse yourself in the delicate saffron experience, pair this bar with a healthy dose of patience and simply let it melt on your tongue!
Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic dry whole milk, organic saffron, organic safflower, organic ground vanilla, organic vanilla extract. All natural soy lecithin added as emulsifier.
May contain traces of peanuts and/or other nuts. Organic, Gluten Free
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Our chocolates are currently unavailable for online purchase due to shipping complications. We are currently working to find a solution to prevent them from melting during transit and until this is resolved will remain 'Sold Out' or when the weather cools down - whichever comes first.
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