About the Chocolate

 

Chocolatey Clare bars are handcrafted from scratch using ethically sourced ingredients of the highest quality.
The organic, cold-pressed cacao butter and cacao powder are produced from the finest Criollo beans cultivated by a Fairtrade-certified co-op in Peru, and come via Direct Trade to our kitchen in Dublin.

So what’s in the chocolate then?

The ingredients of the chocolate are:
Organic Cacao Butter, Raw Unrefined Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Powder, Organic Coconut Milk Powder, Organic Vanilla Powder.

54% cocoa content

What does it taste like?

To me, the chocolate is somewhere between dark chocolate and milk chocolate; the addition of the coconut milk powder makes it creamier than a dark chocolate, but it has a richness and depth not always found in standard milk chocolate.

Is it good for me?

I don’t make any health claims about the chocolate – I use top-quality, natural ingredients, but it’s not your dinner, it’s a treat!

Having said that, there are some generally acknowledged health benefits associated with cocoa buttercacao powder, and coconut milk powder.

How big are the bars?

Each bar weighs approximately 40 grammes.

 

Lemon Crunch


Adding a touch of pure lemon oil to the chocolate gives it a velvety feel, and a sprinkling of lemon crunch provides the contrasting texture. This is one of my best-sellers, maybe because “lemon bars” aren’t a usual thing so it has a novelty factor!

 

Mint Creme


Pure mint oil is added to the chocolate in this case, and a mint creme filling gives it an added refreshing dimension. A firm favourite amongst many.

 

Strawberry / Raspberry


With these two flavours, I sprinkle organic freeze-dried strawberries or raspberries into the liquid chocolate so that the berries absorb the chocolate as it sets. Every bite is a burst of fruitiness! The raspberry is the least sweet flavour I make, as raspberry has a zingy tartness by nature.

 

Ginger Crisp


I add pure ginger oil to the chocolate and crisped rice for a very pleasing texture. This one has a bit of a kick and is snapped up by the ginger fans!

 

Salted Peanut


Chocolate infused with peanuts – this was the first flavour I made, as I love that salty-sweet combination. Still a winner with many customers.