This chocolate is perfect for tempering when you want a strong and smooth flavor with a nice sheen. brian
30th Sep 2015
Chocolate for healthy living
This review is a testimony to my personal discovery with Santa Barbara Chocolate which goes far beyond chocolate itself. The high quality of Santa Barbara Chocolate has no equal. There is a special formula required to achieve this level of excellence. Finding the best raw cacao sourcing is only the beginning. To make chocolate or any product this good involves intangible ingredients in the form of a philosophy in general health and wellbeing, and a personal relationship with the customer that somehow transcends the web. This relationship is not limited to the owner, but it is a behavior which has permeated the entire staff. These are only a few of the fundamental principles required to raise the bar this high. I encourage anyone considering purchasing from this company to take advantage of the opportunity. You’ll be glad you did. What a recipe for success.JT
26th Sep 2015
the best gourmet chocolate
Santa Barbara chocolate has the best, purest, hi cacao, gourmet chocolate i have found. it bakes fabulously, tastes heavenly, & is sourced ethically correct. thoughtfully & carefully packed, & shipped immediately. my go to chocolate supplier.Stuart
20th Sep 2015
I love the flavor of the unsweetened cacao. I use it for baking and eating right out of the container. In baking it melts easily and stays smooth.
Thanks to the packing and multiple ice packs, it arrives all the way from California to WIsconsin without any melting, even in really hot weather.Unknown
12th Sep 2015
Always the Best!
Santa Barbara Chocolate Company always has the highest quality products to choose from. I can count on receiving my packages on time.
Always the Best!Mimi Milne, Chocolatier
7th Sep 2015
I eat these right out of the bag, smooth and creamier than any other 100% cocoa product Unknown
5th Sep 2015
Very good chocolate
High quality, Very good flavor, Great price per pound (50 lb box).Tom
24th Aug 2015
I work with a lot of chocolate, and I was super impressed both by the quality of this product and the way it was packaged for shipment! I'm really excited to work with this chocolate. My only complaint is that I wish this was labeled with cocoa butter content of the cacao liquor (which tends to be around 50-60%), which would make working with it easier for me. Katie
21st Aug 2015
I use these in recipes for my own use. They result in a rich flavor and smooth texture. Even though they are unsweetened, their flavor is so wonderful that minimal sweetener is necessary. I have tried other cacaos with a less tasty result. Maureen
21st Aug 2015
I can't believe this chocolate is SO delicious, yet unsweetened! I have been trying to accustom myself to unsweetened chocolate (to cut down on sugar in my diet) but could not find any I could enjoy--everything was too bitter, and even 90% Lindt was not terribly appealing. This is the first 100% I can eat, and eat with gusto! I could hardly believe it's unsweetened...there is no bitterness, just smooth, dark, chocolately goodness. Thank you SBCC!!! Please keep stocking this!Carol
20th Aug 2015
Responsibly-sourced dark chocolate in bulk
It's not easy to find responsibly-sourced dark chocolate in bulk. That's the primary reason I buy this. I eat it straight-up, mixed with some Organic Dark Chocolate 72% - ratio of 4 (100%) to 1 (72%). Good stuff.Michael Scepaniak
11th Aug 2015
This Chocolate is De Bomb!!
Good Stuff! Great for a evening snack right outta the bag. In fact, when I am not using it in candy this is exactly what I do with it!! Keeps my cholesterol low and happy. None too pleased when I run out. LOL Mary
23rd Jun 2015
Makes really great homemade candy. I buy it mostly for my chocolate fix. Hahaha. That's why you will find me with this chocolate around!Unknown
20th Jun 2015
I love unsweetened chocolate; it's generally the only kind I buy for snacking on. This is truly one of the best I've encountered. Smooth, creamy, and the bitter notes are subtle and nutty. A bonus is no additives of any kind.
The only reason for a knock of one star is the size. I wish they were 5-gram medallions or squares as opposed to these 1-gram pieces. If I was melting them down or using in baking, no big deal. But I mainly use them as is for dessert. Also, a 5-lb or 7-lb bag would be awesome.Jen
13th Jun 2015
Superb 100% Cacoa
Very melt in your mouth texture and very little bitter taste for pure unsweetened chocolate!Bonnie
7th Jun 2015
This is a great pure chocolate. a little fruit on the back end works great for tempering. Brian
11th Apr 2015
REALLY nice quality!
I've purchased bulk unsweetened chocolate from other companies. By comparison, Santa Barbara's has such a smooth texture and an almost buttery/nutty finish. It was a pleasant surprise.Jeanie
11th Apr 2015
I never knew love like this before! Flavor, Texture, Melting,etc.,etc.,etc.,
nuff said, just buy it! Brian
10th Mar 2015
Great flavor and texture. Unknown
9th Mar 2015
Best - and only - Baking Chocolate I Use
I have been purchasing chocolate for baking from Santa Barbara for years now. I consider it the best and use nothing else. I have lost count of all the times my baked goods have been breathlessly exclaimed about due to this chocolate!
I really like the medallions - they are perfect for cooking (no chopping from blocks!) and, of course, I really appreciate that nothing else is added.Rich Ward
26th Feb 2015
Rainforest Unsweetened Chocolate Cacao Medallions 100% is made from top quality Equatorial rainforest grown cocoa beans. Ground to a silky smooth texture and then turned into easy to eat chocolate wafers. This is our best selling cacao chocolate 100% and is famous for it's gourmet smooth flavor even though it has the highest cocoa solids available in a 100% cacao baking chocolate.