We travelled 4 hours by canoe up Rio Ene, one of the headwaters of the Amazon River in Satipo, Peru, to source the Amazonico Criollo Cacao from the Ashaninka People. This intense cacao from the 2015 harvest has notes of aniseed and fennel. Grown underneath the jungle canopy alongside citrus and coffee plants, you can taste the biodiversity of the forest in every bite. Loving Earth's Chocolate is made with Raw Cacao from bean to bar here in Melbourne. The minimal processing means that our chocolate 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. Please Note: During the warmer months our chocolate can sometimes melt in transit.
Magnesium for the Heart and Brain
Raw cacao is the primary dietary source of magnesium, the most deficient mineral in western civilisation. 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.
Mood elevators and Anti-depressants
Cacao is a great source of serotonin, dopamine, anandamide and phenylethylamine (PEA), four well-studied neurotransmitters, which are associated with feelings of well-being and help alleviate depression. Both PEA and Anandamide (the bliss chemical) are found in abundance in the brains of happy people and are particularly released when we are feeling happy. Both of these neurotransmitters are present in raw cacao in large enough quantities to affect the brain and lift our moods. Cacao also contains monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAO Inhibitors) that keep neurotransmitters in the bloodstream for longer without being broken down.
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 and are compostable. The boxes which contain our wrapped chocolate bars are made from 97% recycled post consumer card board and are printed with vegetable inks.
Cane Sugar Free
75% Organic Fair Trade Raw Cacao Beans, 15% Organic Fair Trade Evaporated Coconut Nectar, 10% Organic Fair Trade Virgin Cacao Butter. Made in Australia with imported ingredients. Contains traces of nuts.
Serving Size: 8.9g (2 squares)
Serves Per Package: 9
PER SERVE PER 100G
Energy 221kJ(52kcal) 2490kJ(593kcal)
Protein 0.9g 10.1g
Fat-total 4.0g 45.1g
Saturated 2.2g 24.8g
Carbohydrate-total 3.5g 38.8g
Sugars 1.3g 15.0g
Sodium 2mg 19mg
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. Our Coconut Sugar Chocolate also makes an excellent coverture chocolate: perfect for dipping, coating, molding and garnishing.