Loving Earth Chocolate

Chocolate Bars - Loving Earth - Organic & Raw

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Now You Can Indulge In Totally Healthy Raw Chocolate in 13 Delicious Flavours!

* Gluten Free
* Dairy Free
* Sugar Free
* Low GI


Made with single origin, certified organic raw cacao from Satipo, Peru, Loving Earth raw chocolate bars are handmade in Melbourne. The cacao is raw, which means our chocolate has up to 4 times as many antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use organic agave syrup (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of sugar to create these delicious chocolate bars.  As our chocolate is made with raw criollo cacao it has a slightly lower melting point than regular processed chocolate, so it is best stored below 25ºC.

This chocolate is dark, potent and extremely satisfying - a little goes a long way!
  
 Sweetened with raw Agave:

              
                   Crunchy Mint Dark

Sizes: 80g bars
Price: 80g raw chocolate bar - $9.20


9 Flavours Sweetened with organic evaporated coconut nectar:
          
                                        

              NEW!                            NEW!                               NEW!                              NEW!                     
Raspberry Cashew           Hazelnut Mylk             Mandarin & Gubinge         Lemon Caramel         Creamy Coconut Mylk             

                                
          Caramel                                 Dark 72%                     Coconut Mylk                 Salted Caramel


Indulge yourself in these wickedly healthy treats!

How it's processed
First of all, the cacao pods are harvested from the trees and cracked open. The beans are then taken out and fermented. The level of fermentation affects the flavour; we do a low fermentation of about 45 degrees C, as otherwise the temperatures can get quite high, which affects the structure of the nutrients. The main thing that Loving Earth does differently to other chocolate makers is that we don't roast the raw cacao beans before we process them. The standard procedure in the chocolate industry is to roast the raw cacao, which helps bring out the flavour. It removes a lot of the microbiological contamination they might contain, but it also removes some of the valuable antioxidants contained within. What we do instead is wash them with a citric-based organic disinfectant. Afterwards, they're dried in large commercial dehydrators, at controlled temperatures, before being winnowed into nibs, which basically means taking the skin off them. Then we grind them into liquor, and finally we press them into powder and butter.

Basically, we get five products from this process. We get raw cacao beans, and because we've disinfected and washed them you can eat them - raw! We get raw cacao nibs, which are the beans without the skin. We get raw cacao liquor, which is the nibs ground into a paste. Then when we take the the liquor and put it into a very high-pressure press, which presses all the fat and butter out of it. So the end product is the raw cacao butter and then this hard cake that's milled into raw cacao powder. 1kg of liquor is about 50% fat, so when you press the liquor you get about 40% cacao butter and 60% powder. The powder retains about 10% fat content after pressing, and all the antioxidants plus a lot of the nutrients are concentrated in that powder.

We buy and import these five products, which we use to make our raw chocolate from scratch. When indigenous communities such as our friends in Peru manage to add as much value as possible at the point of origin, not only do we support agricultural industry, but also the development of that community. We get the five basic materials we need to make our chocolate, and they earn more, allowing them to further develop infrastructure to process their cacao.

How it's packaged
Every Loving Earth chocolate bar comes to you in a plant-based inner wrapper to maximise freshness and extend shelf life. These wrappers are not made of plastic, so please recycle them!

The boxes which contain our wrapped chocolate bars are made from 80% recycled post-consumer cardboard and are printed with vegetable inks.

Crunchy Mint Dark Chocolate Bars - Loving Earth - Organic & Raw: 80g bars

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It seems that most serious chocolate lovers love a good mint chocolate. So we have done our best to satisfy you all with this little creation. We use Tasmanian peppermint essential oil to get that amazing mint chocolate flavour and then use our Raw Cacao Nibs from Satipo, Peru to give the bar a crunch and an extra shot of raw chocolate power.

Very refreshing & great for after meals & in hot weather.

What is it?
Most serious chocolate lovers love a good mint chocolate, so we have done our best to satisfy you with this classic creation. We use certified organic peppermint essential oil to get that signature mint chocolate flavour and then add our Raw Cacao Nibs from Satipo, Peru to give the bar a crunch and an extra shot of raw chocolate power.
Please Note: During the warmer months our chocolate can sometimes melt in transit. Please click here for more info on how to best avoid this when ordering and storing your chocolate.

How to use: Eat a square or two for a delicious, energising snack. Even better when shared with someone you love!

Our chocolate is best enjoyed chilled. For best results store in a cool dark place below temperatures of 20 degrees – preferably refrigerated.

Ingredients: Fair Trade Organic Virgin Cacao Butter, Fair Trade Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Raw Agave Nectar, Fair Trade Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, Organic Peppermint Essential Oil (<1%)

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 8.9g (2 squares)

PER SERVE

PER 100G

Energy

213kj (51kcal)

2400kj (571kcal)

Protein

0.7g

7.7g

Fat-total

4.1g

45.9g

- saturated

2.4g

27.4g

Carbohydrate-total

2.8g

31.1g

- sugars

1.8g

20.7g

Sodium

<1mg

1mg

 

Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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NEW!!

This Raspberry Cashew Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, single origin Certified Organic Raw Cacao (44%) from Satipo, Peru, creamy raw cashews with the wild tang of wild raspberries and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.

What is it?
Venturing into Satipo, Peru, we discovered this beautiful Amazonico Criollo Cacao, grown at the source of the Amazon, and cultivated as it has been for thousands of years. We blend this cacao with cashews and sweet coconut nectar. The result is a smooth and creamy delight. To this perfectly well-rounded chocolate, we add the wild tang of raspberries, cinnamon and nothing else.

The cacao butter used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives.

We have sweetened this chocolate bar with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cashews (27%), Fair Trade Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Virgin Cacao Butter, Organic Raw Cacao Beans, freeze dried raspberry powder (1.5%), organic cinnamon.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 8.9g (2 squares)

Per ServePer 100g
Energy220kj (52 kcal)2470kj (588 kcal)
Protein0.7g7.7g
Fat-total4.1g46.2g
   - saturated1.9g21.2g
Carbohydrate-total3.4g38.7g
   - sugars2.6g28.7g
Sodium2mg18mg

Hazelnut Mylk Chocolate - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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NEW!!

This Hazelnut Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, Certified Organic Raw Cacao (46%) from Satipo, Peru, creamy raw hazelnuts and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.

This is Loving Earth's reinvention of a classic, inspired by combing the traditional blend hazelnuts and chocolate.

The cacao butter used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives.

We have sweetened this chocolate bar with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.

How to use
Two to three squares of our Hazelnut Mylk Chocolate makes for a luxurious and decadent experience.

Hazelnut Creamy Mylk Chocolate melts at a lower temperature than our other chocolate due to its healthy coconut fat content, which has a lower melting point than Cacao Butter. Therefore, it's best to store it in the fridge to get that crunchy snap. If it melts it's still fine. In fact, some people love it that way.

Ingredients: Organic Raw Hazelnuts (30%), Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 20g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy514kj2570kj
Protein1.4g7.1g
Fat-total10.2g50.8g
   - saturated3.9g19.6g
Carbohydrate-total7.0g34.9g
   - sugars5.7g28.3g
Sodium3mg15m

Mandarin & Gubinge Creamy Mylk Chocolate - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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NEW!!

This Mandarin & Gubinge Creamy Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, Certified Organic Raw Cacao (46%) from Satipo, Peru, infused with mandarin essential oil and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.

What is it?
Loving Earth have crafted this chocolate using raw Amazonico Criollo cacao and infused it with fragrant mandarin and a subtle hint of cardamom. We have then added Gubinge, a vitamin C rich plum picked by the Nyul Nyul people in the pristine Kimberley wilderness of Western Australia.

The cacao butter used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives.

We have sweetened this chocolate bar with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.

How to use: Two to three squares of our Mandarin & Gubinge Mylk Chocolate makes for a luxurious and decadent experience.

Mandarin & Gubinge Creamy Mylk Chocolate melts at a lower temperature than our other chocolate due to its healthy coconut fat content, which has a lower melting point than Cacao Butter. Therefore, it's best to store it in the fridge to get that crunchy snap. If it melts it's still fine. In fact, some people love it that way.

Ingredients: Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Coconut, Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, Organic Cardamom (1%), Wildcrafted Gubinge, Organic Mandarin Essential Oil (<1%).

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 20g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy519kj2590kj
Protein0.9g4.7g
Fat-total10.0g49.8g
   - saturated6.7g33.3g
Carbohydrate-total8.4g42.1g
   - sugars6.1g30.3g
Sodium5mg26mg

Lemon Caramel Chocolate - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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NEW!!

This Lemon Caramel Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, single origin Certified Organic Raw Cacao (36%) from Satipo, Peru, creamy raw cashews infused with lemon essential oil and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.

What is it?
Loving Earth's Caramel Chocolate is made by combining pure Cacao Butter, Raw Cashews, Evaporated Coconut Nectar and Creamy Coconut. We've then added a delicate drop of organic lemon essential oil to this signature chocolate. The result is a zesty flavour that is reminiscent of a lemon cheesecake!

The cacao butter used to make this chocolate is Fair Trade Certified. Fair Trade standards ensure that producers and their community receive a fair share of the benefits of trade, thus improving the quality of their lives.

We have sweetened this chocolate bar with Organic Evaporate Coconut Nectar from the island of Java, Indonesia. This low GI (35), mineral rich sweetener, produced from coconut palm blossoms is considered the most sustainable in the world and makes a great cane sugar alternative.

How to use: Two to three squares of our Lemon Caramel Chocolate makes for a luxurious and decadent experience.

Our chocolate is best enjoyed chilled. Due to the low melting point of the Cacao Butter, we recommend that you refrigerate this product before consuming.

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Butter, Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Raw Cashews, Organic Coconut, Organic Lemon Essential Oil (<1%)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 20g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy547kj2740kj
Protein0.9g4.3g
Fat-total11.4g57.0g
   - saturated6.7g33.7g
Carbohydrate-total7.0g34.9g
   - sugars5.9g29.7g
Sodium4mg19mg

Caramel Chocolate Bars Sweetened with Coconut Nectar - Loving Earth - Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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This is our take on white chocolate - it came out with a golden Javanese tan!

Combining Raw Cacao Butter, Creamy Cashews, Coconut and our secret weapon Javanese Evaporated Coconut Nectar we have created this amazing ‘melt in your mouth’ caramel experience.

We guarantee the premium Criollo Cacao used in this bar has been bought from cacao farmers in Satipo for more than 15% above the fair trade price.

We also support the Criollo community by helping them add as much value as possible to raw materials at the point of origin.

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Butter, Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Coconut, Organic Cashews.

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 20g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy531kJ2650kJ
Protein0.8g3.8g
Fat-total10.7g53.6g
   - saturated6.2g30.9g
Carbohydrate-total7.3g36.4g
   - sugars5.3g26.3g
Sodium16mg77mg

Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate Bars Sweetened with Coconut Nectar - Loving Earth: 30g & 80g bars

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This Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, Certified Organic Raw Cacao (47%) from Satipo, Peru, Organic Coconut and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar.

This is the ultimate creamy raw chocolate experience! Our Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate captures the flavour and smoothness of milk chocolate, without using any dairy.

What is it?
It’s surprising to note that this chocolate bar is the result of only two plants – the coconut palm tree and cacao. Keeping the ingredients simple and close to their natural state is key to the unique quality of our chocolate.

We’ve always believed that Coconut and Cacao is the perfect marriage – the creaminess of the coconut compliments the rich flavours of cacao beautifully. We’ve played with the subtle balance of this pair to create a new flavour, lighter in cacao content compared to our popular Coconut Mylk Chocolate, one which we could only describe as ‘creamy’!

Raw Cacao Nibs
Antioxidants

Research has demonstrated that the antioxidants in cacao are highly stable and easily available to human metabolism. In the adjacent table you can see that our Raw Cacao has set the world record for antioxidants when compared to the other top 10 antioxidant foods such as Goji Berries, Acai Berries, and blueberries. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale was developed by the United States Department of Agriculture to measure the ability of antioxidants to absorb free radicals, which normally cause cell and tissue damage. The higher the ORAC score, the higher the level of antioxidants present in the food.

ORAC Scores for top 10 Antioxidant foods per 100g

 

1)

Loving Earth Raw Cacao Powder*

98,000

2)

Raw Cacao Nibs**

62,100

3)

Roasted Cocoa Powder

26,000

4)

Loving Earth Raw Dark Chocolate*

27,900

5)

Goji Berries**

25,300

6)

Acai Berries**

18,500

7)

Dark Chocolate

13,120

8)

Prunes

5,770

9)

Raisins

2,830

10)

Blueberries

2,400

Source: US department of Agriculture

* Tested by Southern Cross University 

** Tested by Brunswick Laboratories, MA, USA


Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Raw Cacao is a good source of Magnesium. Magnesium is the most important mineral for a healthy functioning heart. It also plays a key role in producing energy for the neurons in the brain from glucose. So when there is an abundance of magnesium the brain works with clarity and focus.

Evaporated Coconut Nectar
Our Evaporated Coconut Nectar is unfiltered and preservative free. It has a low on the Glycemic Index (GI) of 35. By comparison, most honeys are GI 55 and cane sugars are GI 68.

The Glycemic Index provides a ranking for carbohydrates according to the extent to which they raise blood sugar levels after eating. Foods with a low GI (less than 40), produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels, avoiding the sugar “highs” and “lows” that we experience when consuming foods with high GIs.

Evaporated Coconut Nectar also has a nutritional and mineral content that is richer than all other commercially available sweeteners. When compared to brown sugar, Evaporated Coconut Nectar has twice the iron, four times the magnesium and over 10 times the amount of zinc.

Coconut
The coconut we use at Loving Earth is certified organic and sulphite free. A rich source of lauric acid (antifungal, antimicrobial), coconut is also a rich source of dietary fibre.

Almost half of the Coconut’s fatty acid profile consists of lauric acid. Apart from being associated with anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, studies have found lauric acid increases good cholesterol in the body.

Growing & Processing
Cacao
Satipo is a region that sits at the edge of the Amazon basin at the base of the Andes mountain range. In this area we work with 4 small producer groups that are grouped under the umbrella association of cacao producers of Satipo that consists of 164 families in total.

There are three main varieties of the cacao plant; the Forastero, Criollo and Trinitario. The cacao beans that we have sourced from Satipo are of the Criollo variety, which are the rarest of the three types of beans and are highly regarded for their delicate and complex flavours.

Processing
Cacao pods are harvested from the trees and cracked open. The beans are then taken out and fermented. The level of fermentation affects the flavour; we do a low fermentation at approximately 45 °C. At this lower temperature, the structure of the nutrients is preserved.

The main thing that Loving Earth does differently to other chocolate makers is that we don't roast the raw cacao beans before we process them. The standard procedure in the chocolate industry is to roast raw cacao to create cocoa, which has a lower nutritional content. This method also removes some of the antioxidants contained within. At Loving Earth, we wash our raw cacao beans with a citric-based organic disinfectant to remove the microbiological matter, whilst preserving the nutrient and antioxidant properties.

Afterwards, the beans are dried in large commercial dehydrators at controlled temperatures, before being winnowed into nibs, whereby the skin is removed. The nibs are ground and pressed to create the Raw Cacao Powder and Raw Cacao Butter.

This process also yields three other by-products - Raw Cacao Nibs, Raw Cacao Beans and Raw Cacao Liquor.

This highly efficient process allows us to extract the five basic materials we need to create our Loving Earth chocolate, all from a single origin in Peru. By sourcing our cacao products from this one community, we are supporting Satipo’s agricultural industry as well as the development of their indigenous community.

Our Raw Cacao Butter is then combined with Creamy Raw Cashews, Coconut and Evaporated Coconut Nectar to create our delicious Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate

  
Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Nibs, Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, Organic Coconut (23%)

Nutrition Information
Serving Size 20g

 Per ServePer 100g
Energy523kj2610kj
Protein0.9g4.6g
Fat-total10g50g
   - saturated6.7g33.6g
Carbohydrate-total8.6g42.8g
   - sugars6.3g31.6g
Sodium5mg24mg


How to use
Two to three squares of our Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate makes for a luxurious and decadent experience. You can also melt and add as a topping to ice cream and desserts or use in baking too.

Creamy Coconut Mylk Chocolate melts at a lower temperature than our other chocolate due to its healthy coconut fat content, which has a lower melting point than Cacao Butter. Therefore, it's best to store it in the fridge to get that crunchy snap. If it melts it's still fine. In fact, some people love it that way.

Dark (73%) Chocolate Bars Sweetened with Coconut Nectar - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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Made with Single Origin, Certified Organic Raw Cacao from Peru - 73% raw cacao. Sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar. Hand-made in Melbourne
 
Loving Earth chocolate is made with raw Cacao. This means our chocolate has up to twice as may antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use organic evaporated coconut nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of cane sugar or agave syrup to create this delicious chocolate bar.

Ingredients: Organic raw cacao nibs, Organic evaporated coconut nectar, Organic raw cacao butter, Organic Vanilla Beans. Organic Raw Cacao: 73% min

Coconut Mylk Chocolate Bars Sweetened with Coconut Nectar - Loving Earth - Raw Organic: 30g & 80g bars

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We've combined Coconut and Raw Cacao to create this decadent, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth 'Mylk Chocolate'. Supremely delicious, this healthy treat has up to twice as many antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use organic evaporated coconut nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of cane sugar to create this delicious chocolate bar.

People really love the luxuriantly creamy flavour of milk chocolate. The unfortunate fact is that combining dairy with cacao blocks and nullifies many of its nutrients and benefits. Yet the synergy between two superfoods such as Cacao and Coconut is not only extremely healthy, but delicious in a way that simply can’t be imagined without tasting it. Our Mylk Chocolate approximates the flavour and smoothness of milk chocolate, without using any dairy or cane sugar.

The coconut we use at Loving Earth is certified organic and sulphite free. A rich source of lauric acid (antifungal, antimicrobial), coconut is also a rich source of dietary fibre.

Ingredients: Organic raw cacao nibs, Organic evaporated coconut nectar, Organic Coconut, Organic raw cacao butter.