NOTE: When ordering our Chocolate from May 1 through September 30, you must include at least one frozen item to prevent melting during transit.
Certified Fair Trade
Certified Kosher-Dairy (Square K)
Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth, Inc.
Made with raw cocoa for maximum antioxidant content
Our Extra-Dark Organic Chocolate is hand-crafted with intensely aromatic cocoa from South America, the Carribean, and Africa, and boasts a whopping 80% cocoa solids … rich in flavor and beneficial polyphenols.
Unlike some chocolate, ours is made with raw cocoa that has not been treated with alkali ... a standard process called Dutching, which destroys most of cocoa's beneficial antioxidants.
Health benefits of dark chocolate
Savored sparingly, our Extra-Dark Organic Chocolate is as heart-healthful as it is soul-satisfying.
Our extra-dark chocolate contains 80% cocoa solids, which have not been treated with alkali ... a standard process called Dutching, which destroys most of cocoa's beneficial polyphenols.
The polyphenol content of cocoa solids exceeds that of all common foods, including tea, berries, or grapes.
- The polyphenols abundant in extra-dark chocolate (catechins, procyanidins, and more) appear to support artery function and promote healthy blood fat and clotting profiles.
- The 7 grams of saturated fat per half-bar consist of stearic acid from cocoa butter, which has no known adverse effects on blood cholesterol profiles.
*Manufactured on shared equipment with products containing wheat, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.
|Natural, non-Dutched cocoa yields antioxidant-rich chocolate!|
Our chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants, based on independent and USDA test results ... thanks to gentle processing and use of non-Dutched* cocoa.
Brunswick Laboratories tested our chocolate bars in 2010, and found antioxidant levels that rival the high, “benchmark” levels found in natural, non-Dutched cocoa powder.
To see how our Extra Dark Organic Chocolate compares to standard chocolate and cocoa, click to our Antioxidants in Cocoa & Chocolate chart.
*Because alkalizing ("Dutching") cocoa cuts its antioxidant content drastically, we insist on non-Dutched cocoa for our chocolate, which is gently processed to further protect its antioxidants.