100% Pure Dark Chocolate. Cacao paste is created from grinding whole cacao beans into a super smooth paste, aka cocoa liquor. This process releases the oils from the beans which makes the paste become liquid when heated.
Cacao paste often comes molded into blocks or pieces and is also known as unsweetened baking chocolate or bitter chocolate. It can be eaten as is, or it can easily be transformed into dipping chocolate or chocolate treats. Experiment with adding different natural sweeteners, seeds, nut butters, spices, and extracts, or a pinch of Himalayan pink salt to create amazing raw or baked desserts.
Our cacao paste is sourced from single-origin heirloom Arriba Criollo cacao beans. This cacao is grown at high-elevations in volcanic rich soil in Ecuador and watered with only rain or deep-mountain spring water. Cacao pods are hand-picked and undergo much of their process in situ - this includes the vital flavour development process of fermentation and the further sun-drying of the beans.