All stereotypes aside, this girl LOVES chocolate. But not just any waxy, sugary, drugstore-variety mind you. Give me the real deal or nothing at all. I want rich, creamy, smooth, deep dark bittersweet cocoa (fairly-traded if you please).
And this past Christmas, I discovered it. The Holy Grail de cacao.
Ecuadorian-farmed, Colorado-made boutique truffles, bars, and best yet:
When it comes to America's favorite 13 billion dollar confection industry, we have yet to see a product like this. It's not a sauce, spread or fudge. Nope. This thing is in a class of it's own.
Taste this: Fairly traded cocoa blended with organic coconut oil and fair trade organic sugar to make a thick, creamy eat-with-a-spoon chocolate treat that deserves a spot on the end table near your bed. Warm it slightly and it becomes a decadent coating for fruit and shortbread. Heat it a little more and you have a gooey topping to pour over ice-cream. Stir it into steamed milk and Swiss Miss takes a backseat.
And now you too can access this incredible creation all the while knowing you are promoting sustainability in the realm of cocoa farming, supporting well-paying jobs in Ecuador, protecting the rainforest, and being certain that your favorite sweet treat is free from child and slave labor. Not a bad way to say I love you.