Probably one of my favorite bars! It feels casual, easy going but absolutely delicious and unique at the same time. We all know Raspberry and Dark Chocolate work together...so Taza's version even more so than most! They stone grind their cacao on hand carved granite millstones to keep the chocolate gloriously gritty. This bar also has an extra crunch like you might find in a rice crispie's treat but with even more crunch and toastiness, as they use a toasted quinoa in this. Perfectly unrefined 70% dark stone ground organic chocolate with a burst of raspberry essence and a puffed quinoa crunch.
Also, the Massachusetts based Taza visits their cacao producers each year and only buy fair trade, certified USDA Organic and they pay 15-20% more than market price to their farmers in a direct trade that's "seriously good and fair for all".
70% 2.5 oz Dark Chocolate Bar. Ingredients: Organic cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic puffed quinoa, organic cocoa butter, organic raspberry oil (organic vegetable oil and natural flavors).Contains traces of almonds, cashews, coconut, hazelnuts and pecans.
This product is certified USDA Organic, Direct Trade, Gluten Free and Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Project Verified. It is also dairy free, soy free, and vegan.
Taza founder and CEO Alex Whitmore took his first bite of stone ground chocolate while traveling in Oaxaca, Mexico. He was so inspired by the rustic intensity that he decided to create a chocolate factory back home in Somerville, MA. Alex apprenticed under a molinero in Oaxaca to learn how to hand-carve granite mill stones to make a new kind of American chocolate that is simply crafted, but seriously good. In 2005, he officially launched Taza with his wife, Kathleen Fulton, who is Taza's Chief Design Officer and designed all of the packaging.
Taza is a pioneer in ethical cacao sourcing. They were the first U.S. chocolate maker to establish a third-party certified Direct Trade Cacao Certification program. They maintain direct relationships with their cacao farmers and pay a premium above the Fair Trade price for their cacao. They partner only with cacao producers who respect the rights of workers and the environment.
Organic Stone Ground Raspberry Crunch 70% Dark Chocolate Bar by Taza Chocolate
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