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."
Sevenhills Wholefoods source their beans from tropical climates in South America, and only those of a premium variety, Criollo. The Theobroma cacao tree is sacred amongst the Mayans and Aztecs. Its fruit, the Cacao bean, is well-known as the basic ingredient in chocolate and has for centuries been forefront in native diets. Cacao beans contain over 300 active substances, including phenyl , ethylamine and serotine .
Cacao paste is often used as a healthy replacement for chocolate in baking. Cacao Paste wafers are rich in a number of essential minerals, including phosphorus, magensium, iron, copper and manganese.
PROCESSING: Sevenhills Wholefoods Organic Cacao is grown in South America. Its seed pods are harvested by hand, which are then broken apart and left until the soft flesh surrounding the bean has fermented and run off as liquid. This fermentation process affects the taste of the beans, which lose some bitter flavours, becoming sweeter. The beans are washed to remove debris and dried before being roasted. They are then broken into small pieces (nibs). These are then ground slowly until a smooth paste is formed. The paste is cooled into moulds, where it solidifies as ‘wafers’ – conveniently-sized portions.
- Wafers made from the paste of organic premium ground Cacao Beans, also known as Liquor or Mass.
- Great as a snack or used as a healthy replacement for chocolate in baking
- Nutritionally rich, contains many essential minerals
- 100% pure, UK Soil Association certified Organic, Vegan Society registered, Fairtrade certified, allergen free, gluten free
- Sevenhills Wholefoods products are widely recommended by the press, including the BBC Good Food Magazine
INGREDIENTS: 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.
SUGGESTED USE: Cacao paste wafers are great as a snack, yet they can also be used as a healthy replacement for normal chocolate in baking recipes. Sevenhills Wholefoods recommends consuming up to 20g per day.