This Organic Honeybush Caramel Milk Chocolate is a true work of edible art, beautifully combining the nostalgic taste of our silky smooth milk chocolate with the sophisticated sweetness of our honeybush tea –an herbal flower tea popular in South Africa. When first partaking in this bar, the unique flavor profile hits the senses in two waves. First, the velvety mouth feel of the milk chocolate crowds the palate with firm notes of caramelized sweetness and rich cocoa, as it melts in your mouth, the honeybush tea’s herbal sweetness quickly fixates the senses, lending an aromatic quality to the bar that beautifully accentuates the more dominating flavors. The finishing touch of our genuine vanilla extract acts as a taste bud middleman, melding the flavors together and creating a truly taste-bud-tantalizing experience.
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 bar’s flavor profile combines caramelized cane sugar and the honey-like taste of honeybush tea, with the natural sweetness of our milk chocolate –creating a bar that firmly leans on the sweet side. As such, the bar is best matched with flavors and foods that can cut the sweetness with their own savory or bitter flavors, while accentuating the mouth-watering qualities present in this unique bar. A beautiful example of this would be dipping the cocoa pieces in chunky peanut butter, going bite for bite with the tender saltiness of pistachios, or enjoying it alongside a cup of straight espresso. The bar’s aromatic properties, thanks to the honeybush tea, feature notes of fruit and honey sweetness, which allow the bar to beautifully compliment the bold taste of an unsweetened cup of tea. These same honey notes give the bar great versatility and allow, in some instances, for it to be substituted for more traditional (and boring) uses of honey -try giving this a shot by coarsely grinding and sprinkling over your next bowl of oatmeal!
Ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa fat, organic dry whole milk, organic Honeybush Caramel tea, organic vanilla extract.
May contain traces of peanuts and/or other nuts. Organic, Gluten Free
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All of our methods, are completely compatible with the full USDA Organic standard, while managing to meet - or surpass - strict FDA regulated safety standards. Our key technologies include: Steam Treated Spice, Steam Treated Spices.