Great Taste Awards Winner 2017: 1 Star Award.
Great Taste Judges' Comments:
"There's a lovely fruity cacao aroma here. On the palate there's a remarkable complexity with nutty, earthy, fruity notes. Remarkable length and interest. A great ingredient."
"Rich and pure, the cacao starts to melt and there is a big depth of pure cocoa - a little clean astringency then rich layers of cacao which keeps developing. A very good and pure ingredient."
"Uniform and mouth sized buttons of cacao. Chocolate and citrus on the nose."
Cacao, or Cocoa, is an evergreen tree, which grows naturally in tropical climates around the world. Its fruit, the Cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate. It has for centuries been central to diets in its native areas. In recent times it has attracted attention because of its nutritional richness and the health benefits associated with its antioxidant content.
Raw Cacao Beans are broken into nibs, and carefully ground and cooled into Sevenhills Wholefoods’ Premium Cacao Paste, which is rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium and manganese.
Cacao Paste’s varied nutritional profile provides support for the efficient function in many body areas, including skin, teeth, nerves, the immune system, bones, blood vessels and even the brain. There is also evidence to suggest that a good number of the health benefits that are known to be contributed to cacao beans indicate a possibility that they could be a weight-loss aid. Cacao paste wafers are great as a snack, yet they can also be used as a healthy replacement for normal chocolate in baking recipes.
100% Organic Cacao paste. No colours, binders, fillers or preservatives added. Certified organic by the Soil Association and registered by the Vegan society. This product does not contain any substances causing allergies (Directive 2007/68/EC) as ingredients or by possibility of cross-contamination.
**N.B. WE MAY USE COMBINATIONS OF OUR SMALLER POUCHES SIZES TO FULFIL ORDERS OF LARGER POUCH SIZES.**
Clemtam ( VERIFIED PURCHASE ✔ ) , 06 July 2016
Love this product - use it for cooking in a household where we are improving diet and reducing sugar... Makes a fantastic contribution to sugarfree chocolate brownie!
Paul M Concannon (VERIFIED PURCHASE ✔ ) , 16 June 2016
Makes a pleasant change from hard beans, crunchy nibs and cacao powder. Sevenhills are a fantastic company - I get shed loads of stuff like chia seeds and organic maca from them and they are always spot on. High quality organic stuff for your smoothies and recipes - guaranteed.
h. O. Byrne (VERIFIED PURCHASE ✔ ) , 02 June 2016
made great brownies and got great reviews for them with this cocoa.! it has a great taste and smell its nothing like shop chocolate its very dark bitter cocoa with a strong aroma and flavor so you only would use this in cooking or for hot chocolate or maybe even for savory mexican sauces. i had a few squares in a cup with hot milk when i got it and after was rolling around with the dogs telling them i love them. i don't normally do that so i figure it has some love buzz qualities. kept me awake a bit but not like coffee…more relaxed and alert than fizzing inside. so it might be a good beverage if your feeling you need a boost. looking forward to making truffles soon:)