100% Pure Cacao Organic Dark Unsweetened Chocolate
Experience exotic cacao grown deep in the headlands of the mighty Amazon. This is 100% Chocolate made from Pure Cacao. Sugar Free Chocolate with no added sweeteners this is Diabetic Chocolate for those wanting Pure Chocolate Health.
- EXTRA DARK PURE CACAO CHOCOLATE
- GMO FREE
- KOSHER CHOCOLATE
- ETHICAL TRADE CACAO
- SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE
- DIABETIC CHOCOLATE
- BEST CHOCOLATE BRAND
100% Pure cacao organic dark chocolate ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate.
Simply pure ground cacao to a smooth texture and then formed into chocolate discs - unsweetened chocolate 100% cocoa solids. This is the flavor of 100 dark chocolate: strong robust and bitter with the subtle nuances of exotic organic cacao.
Bulk organic 100% cacao chocolate has unsurpassed flavor and is perfect for all organic baking chocolate recipes. If you are going to take the time to craft a homemade chocolate truffle or baked good you will want your time to pay off with the best possible result. This pure 100% cacao gives you the real organic cacao experience in a raw flavor. You should experience the taste of wild cacao.
The real taste of pure raw cacao is very apparent when eating 100% cocoa solids because there is nothing else added to the chocolate (no sugar, no vanilla, no milk, no extra cocoa butter). This is the real test of quality. Notice the floral nuances with dark earthy flavors and a slight wet cacao taste tempered with a smooth even melt. We know the source of the cacao and the orchards and feel confident in the quality and safety. The farmers tending the cacao trees are paid a living wage and they really enjoy what they do. The farmer co-ops carefully regulate all aspects of the cacao watching that everyone involved is following good hygiene and care of the organic cacao, including sustainability. The result is an organic chocolate you'll feel good about.
Unsweetened Chocolate Means It tastes Bitter, it also means this is a Sugar Free Chocolate with no added sweeteners or artificial ingredients.
Organic Dark Chocolate Ingredients: Organic unsweetened chocolate (COCOA BEANS GROUND UP)
Please read our reviews so you can learn more about our quality chocolate.
We use Ethical Trade and Fair Trade Cacao. UTZ and Rainforest Alliance is a collaboration of independent audit organizations that reviews cacao and fair chocolate practices.
The 100% chocolate is minimally processed at the lowest possible temperatures allowed. You'll discover the unsweetened chocolate still has some small cocoa bean pieces in it. This is because we try to keep the pure chocolate as close to the cocoa bean as possible while still fitting the definition of chocolate and not something like raw cocoa beans. This is the secret behind our pure chocolate 100% and this is why so many people love it.
The Differences in Flavor of our Pure Chocolate Types
The differences are based in the cacao origin and as a result flavor and viscosity.
100 Pure Dark Chocolate: Organic cacao ground into a pure chocolate. The chocolate is earthy, slight fruit with pronounce bitterness giving way to floral and lingering cocoa notes. The cacao is slightly lower fat so when melted it is a medium viscosity. The cacao is classified as Cuchillo Criollo.
100 Dark Chocolate Rainforest dark: North Hispaniola from a micro climate area. The chocolate is slightly more mild with hints of fudge and red berry notes giving way to pronounce cocoa and finishing with a clean melt. The cacao is type of Trinitario with a higher fat content by 2% approximately so it is more fluid when melted.
Santa Barbara Chocolate Unsweetened Chocolate Cacao Medallions recipes:
100 Dark Chocolate Fondue: 8 oz. 100% 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.
100 Dark Chocolate Truffle Ganache Vegan Friendly: 8 oz. 100% 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 Cacao Chocolate as a substitute for any baking chocolate baking recipe. Use a 1:1 ratio by weight for the recipe.
How many medallions 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
Santa Barbara Chocolatiers use the 100 Dark Chocolate as a base in making all of our couverture chocolates. By adding in sugar you create chocolate percentage types. For example, if you add 30% sugar to 100 dark chocolate you then have made a 70 couverture chocolate.
How to replace cocoa powder with Unsweetened chocolate: 3 TBSP cocoa powder is equal to a substitution of 1 ounce of pure cacao chocolate.
SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE | DIABETIC CHOCOLATE
The Santa Barbara Chocolate Brand of unsweetened chocolate is also a sugar free chocolate. It is not a low calorie food because it is chocolate and calories are not reduced, but it is a sugar free chocolate which means it is a diabetic chocolate. The advantages from a diabetic chocolate perspective is that our pure ground cacao chocolate has no artificial sweeteners that can cause stomach upset. We don't use solvents to extract any fake sweetener to add in, that's why we call this a pure chocolate. It is also an organic chocolate which is seen as a high antioxidant chocolate by health experts.
To understand the real meaning of what a sugar free chocolate is, we recommend knowing how sugar free chocolate is defined. Here is what the FDA says on sugar free chocolate:
c) Sugar content claims --(1) Use of terms such as "sugar free," "free of sugar," "no sugar," "zero sugar," "without sugar," "sugarless," "trivial source of sugar," "negligible source of sugar," or "dietarily insignificant source of sugar." Consumers may reasonably be expected to regard terms that represent that the food contains no sugars or sweeteners e.g., "sugar free," or "no sugar," as indicating a product which is low in calories or significantly reduced in calories. Consequently, except as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section, a food may not be labeled with such terms unless:
(i) The food contains less than 0.5 g of sugars, as defined in 101.9(c)(6)(ii), per reference amount customarily consumed and per labeled serving or, in the case of a meal product or main dish product, less than 0.5 g of sugars per labeled serving; and
(ii) The food contains no ingredient that is a sugar or that is generally understood by consumers to contain sugars unless the listing of the ingredient in the ingredient statement is followed by an asterisk that refers to the statement below the list of ingredients, which states "adds a trivial amount of sugar," "adds a negligible amount of sugar," or "adds a dietarily insignificant amount of sugar;"
The source information can be found on the FDA website regarding sugar free foods: FDA defines sugar free chocolate Once you read the complete definition and rules, you can see this is the smart choice for anyone seeking diabetic chocolate. Here is our specification sheet for the bulk serving size we offer: Serving size Information Bulk Unsweetened Chocolate
Our sugar free chocolate is diabetic safe but it not a low calorie food. When we did a small research study with diabetics we found the fiber content and fat content along with the fact there is no added sugar made this unsweetened chocolate very easy to eat with no concern regarding insulin spikes. This is also the reason why paleo diet health followers love our 100% chocolate. This is Chocolate Health.