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  • Rainforest Cacao 100% unsweetened baking chocolate. Our dark chocolate 100 has no added sugar and is merely finely ground cacao. You have to draw your own conclusions, but we think the quality is the best in the world. Please try it and write a review.
  • Because of our success in offering the best dark chocolate at the best price, we have become the chocolate source for artisan bakeries and chocolate makers.
  • This is the ultra modern cocoa bean processing facility in Europe where we contract some of our custom recipe chocolates to be made.
  • In an orchard is where our unsweetened chocolate 100% begins as a ripe cacao tree fruit.
  • These are the types of cocoa beans we use in chocolate making.

Unsweetened Chocolate Cacao Medallions | 100% Cacao

Santa Barbara ChocolateRainforest Dark Unsweetened Chocolate is made from top quality Equatorial rainforest grown cocoa beans. Ground to a silky smooth texture and then turned into small easy to eat chocolate wafers. This is our best selling unsweetened chocolate.


Product Description

Rainforest Dark Unsweetened Chocolate is ready to eat. Made with the best Equatorial rainforest grown cocoa beans ground to a smooth texture.

The ingredient is simply pure cocoa mass with nothing more added, it really is 100% premium fine ground cacao.

There is no added sugar in our unsweetened couverture chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Unsweetened Chocolate Ingredients: Chocolate Liquor (also known as cocoa mass, 100% cocoa solids - does not contain alcohol this is a FDA techinical term: Chocolate Liquor). KOSHER CERTIFIED CHOCOLATE

Please read our reviews so you can learn more about our quality chocolate.

We like to use Ethical Trade Cacao. UTZ is an independent audit organization that reviews cacao and fair chocolate practices.  


Santa Barbara Chocolate Unsweetened Dark Chocolate recipes:

Dark Chocolate Fondue: 8 oz. unsweetened cacao chocolate + 4 oz. milk or dairy free rice milk + pinch of cinnamon.Mix and heat at medium temperature, stirring constantly. Dip your favorite fruit or nuts.

Dark Chocolate Truffle Ganache Vegan Friendly: 8 oz. unsweetened cacao chocolate + 4 oz. coconut cream + 1 tbsp. agave syrup. Mix and heat at medium temperature, stirring constantly, Once mixed well refrigerate to set. Once set use a spoon to scoop and ball ganache into truffles. Roll them in chopped nuts or our Red Cocoa Powder.

You can also use our Unsweetened Cacao Chocolate as a substitute for any unsweetened chocolate baking recipe. Use a 1:1 ratio by weight for the recipe.

How many medallions or coins are in 1 ounce of the 100% dark chocolate? These coins vary so the numbers below are approximate.

16oz x 22lb = 352 ounces = 352 (1 ounce servings)
1.5 grams per coin = 18.6 coins per 1 ounce serving
18.6 coins per 1 oz x 352 ounces total = 6,571 coins per 22lb box

To view the specification sheet for Unsweetened Chocolate Medalions, please click here.

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  1. Great chocolate

    Posted by Brian on 11th Apr 2015

    This is a great pure chocolate. a little fruit on the back end works great for tempering.

  2. REALLY nice quality!

    Posted by Jeanie on 11th Apr 2015

    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.

  3. Unbelievable!

    Posted by Brian on 10th Mar 2015

    I never knew love like this before! Flavor, Texture, Melting,etc.,etc.,etc.,
    nuff said, just buy it!

  4. just perfect

    Posted by Unknown on 9th Mar 2015

    Great flavor and texture.

  5. Best - and only - Baking Chocolate I Use

    Posted by Rich Ward on 26th Feb 2015

    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.

  6. Just the best..!!

    Posted by Javier on 3rd Feb 2015

    The best of the best, so pure and very strong... I like it very much..!!

  7. Best Cocoa

    Posted by Guy on 16th Jan 2015

    I use these chocolate medallions to make my own 100% dark chocolate concoction because I don't want refined sugar or other "strange" ingredients in my chocolate. I simply gently melt them in a sauce pan and add raw honey, or agave to taste, a little cinnamon, and sometimes put in some coconut oil and/or organic hulled hemp seeds. Mix it all up, put it in a pyrex dish and then into the frig for it to harden. Break it up into pieces and voila! Delicious 100% dark chocolate!

  8. YUM!!!

    Posted by Wendy - Bertha Mae's Brownie Co. on 12th Jan 2015

    The unsweetened chocolate was smooth and rich and made my brownies even better than they were before. I look forward to a long partnership with Santa Barbara Chocolate Company.

  9. Unparalleled Baking Chocolate

    Posted by Rich Ward on 20th Dec 2014

    I have been buying this chocolate exclusively for years for all my baking needs. I constantly get compliments on it.

    As the saying goes in cooking, "It's the ingredients, stupid!" Or something like that. ;-)

    But seriously, if you are going to use chocolate in a recipe then this is the ingredient you want.

  10. The Place for Chocolate

    Posted by Lynn on 1st Dec 2014

    Jason...thank you so very much. You have gone above and beyond what you should have to do...great (make that outstanding) customer service. I'm sorry to have made so much trouble for you. I will always use your company for our chocolate needs. ‚ÄčI am a diabetic and dark chocolate (100% cacao) seems to help me a lot both with the diabetes and my high blood pressure. Nice to know I now have a place to go to for quality chocolate.

  11. 100% West African chocolate

    Posted by Liz Byrd on 16th Nov 2014

    I use this chocolate to blend with 60or 64% to create a 72%
    I have been using the Ecuadoran 100% but think this is even
    creamier. Very good texture and flavor

  12. Great Chocolate but

    Posted by Annick on 11th Nov 2014

    Probably the best chocolate unsweetened baking chocolate I have ever had in my life. But it took a week for me to get my order. Yes they emailed me saying things were delayed and gave me some free mugs and chocolate bars but I really wanted my order to arrive overnight. I paid only $9 for shipping so I guess I shouldn't be so picky.

  13. Great Chocolate / Best 100 Dark

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Nov 2014

    great chocolate, excellent flavor and texture. Good cacao, excellent tempering. jason provides the best customer service.

  14. Wonderful to use when making naturally sweetened treats

    Posted by Alyssamore on 8th Nov 2014

    Melts well, has a great rich taste and texture and I use by adding stevia and/or birch xylitol to make desserts or bars.

    Thank you Santa Barbara for supplying this great product !

  15. Great Chocolate!!!!!

    Posted by Brian I on 8th Nov 2014

    This company has the best chocolate and excellent customer service. I use them exclusively for our DNA Life Bars.


    Posted by GUY Z on 8th Nov 2014

    These medallions can be eaten as they are or, if you want to spice them up, they are easily melted. I put in some raw honey or agave as sweetener, a bit of coconut oil and, sometimes, raw hulled hemp seeds to add some crunch. Pop this is a baking dish and put in the frig. A VERY HEALTHY alternative to white sugar filled chocolate on the market.

  17. A Little Goes A Long Way

    Posted by David J on 8th Nov 2014

    The Unsweetened Chocolate 100% Premium Cacao Medallions are great all around. I use them more for a snack. With this quality of chocolate, it doesn't take a lot to provide a "chocolate fix". A little goes a long ways. When you eat these, you know you have had chocolate.

  18. Handy snacks

    Posted by Unknown on 5th Oct 2014

    I put a few of these in a plastic bag and throw them in my purse when I'm going to be gone all day. One or two make a great snack and keep me away from other things. I don't tend to overeat them, like I would sweet chocolate.

  19. Wonderful

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Sep 2014

    I love the quality of this chocolate and the company. Melts well, has a rich mouth feel and lends well to added sweeteners.
    I would highly recommend it!

  20. love this chocolate

    Posted by brian on 29th Aug 2014

    Great chocolate , excellent flavor and texture. Good cocoa butter content for tempering. Jason provides exceptional customer service.

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