Bulk Raw Cacao Chocolate Chips by Santa Barbara Chocolate are made from shade grown raw Organic cacao. GMO Free and FairTrade Chocolate as exotic as the name implies, this is made from the raw cocoa beans with no fillers and as pure as possible. With its pronounced flavor this chocolate is made using small batch techniques so that it will be closer to the cocoa bean for those who really want to taste the character of the organic cacao. It is an extra bitter chocolate because it has no sugar. There is no sweetness in tasting this chocolate.
We start with Cacao (cocoa beans) which is ground into cocoa paste and then crafted into easy to use dark chocolate chips. These pure dark chocolate chips have all the cocoa solids from the cocoa beans intact (no cocoa husk filler). This is the best way to enjoy cacao (pure cocoa solids with no added sugar or fillers). The chocolate chips are easy to eat with a smooth texture and pleasant melting characteristic.
These chips can be enjoyed right from the package or as a baking chocolate in any recipe like chocolate brownies. They are the most flavorful option for Paleo hot chocolate recipes and Keto chocolate recipes.
The FDA defines our Bulk Raw Cacao Chocolate Chips as a Chocolate Liquor - 100% CACAO. This means it is all cocoa solids with no fillers and no alcohol (100% non-alcoholic).
Chocolate Liquor is a technical term used in chocolate manufacturing and defined by specific standards under FDA safety and supervision. Chocolate Liquor as a definition is from the early days of chocolate making. It is a colloquial use of words from the late 1800's when the word "chocolate" used in combination with the word "liquor" meant concentrated flavor and pure essence of cacao.
When you eat these dark chocolate chips you'll taste the pure cocoa essence and understand right away how special they are from the chocolate health perspective. It is this exact type of raw ground chocolate, pure and clean, that most health journals are referencing when they say "healthy chocolate."
Santa Barbara Chocolate is world famous as the source for cacao and pure chocolates like chocolate liquor.
- MADE IN USA
- KOSHER DARK CHOCOLATE
- THE CLEANEST PUREST CHOCOLATE - 1 INGREDIENT
Raw* Cacao Chocolate Chips Ingredient: Organic Chocolate Liquor**
Raw* is reference to the raw taste and minimal processing of the cacao without any sugar as allowed by FDA and USDA law.
**No alcohol - chocolate liquor is the technical bitter dark chocolate term under FDA Law for this type of raw cacao chocolate. Please see below the chocolate certification seals for more information.
Distinctly a California lifestyle chocolate, you will find these dark chocolate chips to have robust cacao flavor, fudge like with hints of red berry fruit flavors (this is due to the shade grown raw cacao we use in making organic chocolate). Do you want the darkest chocolate perfection? Share a kindred connection with Santa Barbara Chocolate and have piece of mind in food safety for your family. You, just like us, want healthy food and exotic tasting chocolate that is worth investing the time to use in a creative way baking or crafting a chocolate delight. We share your chocolate passion as a dark chocolate lover having no issue eating the absolute darkest of all chocolate types. This is real dark chocolate showcasing all the glory of cacao. This is your chocolate: Raw Cacao Chocolate Chips.
The FDA regulates the use of chocolate terminology and for chocolate to be sold in the USA it must meet government standards.
Below is the description from the FDA explaining what our chocolate classification is and why it is called chocolate liquor as an ingredient under USA standards. The Santa Barbara Chocolate branded Raw Cacao Chocolate Chips is classified in this FDA category PART 163. We list organic chocolate liquor as the single ingredient on the packaging for our extra special chocolate chip variety.
PART 163 -- CACAO PRODUCTS
Subpart B--Requirements for Specific Standardized Cacao Products
(a) Description. (1) Chocolate liquor is the solid or semiplastic food prepared by finely grinding cacao nibs. The fat content of the food may be adjusted by adding one or more of the optional ingredients specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section to the cacao nibs. Chocolate liquor contains not less than 50 percent nor more than 60 percent by weight of cacao fat as determined by the method prescribed in 163.5(b).
Santa Barbara Chocolate is the pure chocolate choice: Santa Barbara Chocolate does not alkalize chocolate liquor. This is a natural chocolate, pure and exotic with no added ingredients. Our goal is to keep this chocolate as raw as possible and as close to the original cocoa beans as possible.
How is Chocolate Liquor Made
•Cocoa Beans Arrive
The magic begins. Our doors open in order to receive Cocoa Beans from exotic and exciting places all around the world, such as the Caribbean, Ecuador, Vietnam, Trinidad and Hispaniola (just to name a few).That means that the final chocolate you’ll be tasting is not only a delicious chocolate, but one that taste like an adventure from around the world.
•Cocoa Bean Roasting - lowest allowable temperature by law
The adventure continues. We clean up and select the best FairTrade cocoa beans so that we can guarantee you a final chocolate that is really pure organic chocolate. Next, when we are sure we have the best of the best, we roast the cocoa beans so that the exquisite flavor of every bean shows up. In this process the colors intensify and the richness of cocoa really blossoms.
•Cocoa Bean Grinding
Unique & Natural. At this process, the flavor and smell explode. By grinding the high quality cocoa beans previously lightly roasted, we get to obtain a fantastic chocolate liquor that won’t contain any added sugar, so that our chocolate delivers an authentic pure chocolate flavor even to those people who are sugar aware.
•Organic Chocolate Chips Are Deposited
Now the Magic is Yours. The chocolate liquor is tempered and turns into hundreds of chocolate chips that, one by one, fall onto the conveyor belt and take a ride to a future of possibilities. Thanks to these chocolate coins, you and yours create your own magic at home by making all kind of recipes adding your own taste and personality or simply eating and enjoying every bite of these exquisite chocolates.
Flow Chart of our Organic Chocolate Chips process: