Our Ingredient Policy is:
* Grown without the use of Agro-chemicals
(certified Organic where possible)
* Ingredients produced using fairtrade principles
Fair Trade principles and free from agro-chemicals
My cacao supplier is a small, family-run business based in Devon, UK. In 2001, they began working with a Peruvian Co-operative, created to offer the highest quality raw materials and foods. The Co-operative works with small farmers to cultivate, process and market products grown without the use of harmful agro-chemicals, and careful steps are taken to process products as little as possible and at low temperatures, to preserve their nutritional properties.
The important principles behind this Peruvian Co-operative are:
They work in association with small farmers, generating employment for the local population. They also provide training and financial support, thereby raising the living standards of the small farmers, while at the same time increasing their crop yield.
The term ‘raw chocolate’ refers to a product made from cacao beans which have remained un-roasted. However, all cacao beans must be fermented after picking to make them safe for human consumption and this process happens naturally at temperatures that may exceed those normally associated with raw food.
During fermentation, which takes 4-5 days, the sugar in the pulp is converted into acids that change the chemical composition of the beans. Fermentation activates enzymes that create the flavour precursors to chocolate as we know it and breaks down the phytic acid so the cacao bean is safe for us to eat.
Despite the need for this essential fermentation process, by missing out the roasting of the beans (at up to 150c) and ensuring temperatures are kept as low as possible during fermentation and subsequent chocolate production, many of the wonderful nutrients present in the cacao beans are retained.
RASPBERRY - with Candied Cacao Nibs, 70% dark chocolate (3 bars)
3x40g bars of 70% Mellow chocolate flavoured with Raspberry and with the satisfying crunch of organic candied cacao nibs. Contains crispy freeze-dried raspberry pieces and topped with extra raspberries for a delicious tangy hit.
Ingredients: 70% Mellow Chocolate (Raw Peruvian Cacao Mass*, Coconut Sugar*, Raw Cacao Butter* ) Cacao Nibs*, Coconut Sugar*, Freeze dried raspberries, Pure Raspberry Extract*, Himalayan Pink Salt.
* Organic / grown without agro-chemicals
80% Dark Mill Street plain 'Signature' Bar (3 bars)
3x40g bars of Great Taste award-winning dark chocolate with that trademark hint of bitterness and bite.
Ingredients: RAW (Un-roasted) Peruvian Cacao Mass, Coconut Sugar, Un-roasted ('Raw') Cacao Butter.
All ingredients are grown without the use of agro-chemicals and produced to Fairtrade principles
Allergy advice: Made in a facility that handles eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, seseme seeds, gluten, soya, celery/celeriac, mustard, lupin, sulphur dioxide and sulphites