There are also many butters, such as shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii), mango butter (Mangifera indica seed butter) and cocoa butter (Theobroma cacao butter
MAKES 4 POPS INGREDIENTS 2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed Juice of half lemon 60ml agave syrup 60g coconut oil, melted Half tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp cashew butter or other nut butter 125ml almond milk Chopped pistachios, for dipping FOR THE WHITE CHOCOLATE TOPPING (OPTIONAL): 60g raw cacao butter
90g coconut cream (or the creamy top of a tin of coconut milk) 30g agave syrup 1 Put all of the ingredients for the avocado pops (apart from the nuts) into a high-speed blender and blitz until velvety smooth.
The new bars and truffles contain a "superfoods" concoction that also incorporates cacao butter
, cashews, organic cane sugar, and brazil nuts.
As they bite into the cacao butter
crust of the 'life force of a tree', the aroma of fresh, verdant greenery washes over their senses.
I work directly with the grower to make sure I understand his life and how chocolate has been a part of his life."Using lava stones to grind the chocolate, ChocoVivo only produces dark chocolate, eschewing milk powder, soy lecithin, or additional cacao butter
. This decision keeps the ingredient list limited to just a few items and the final product as simple and wholly connected to the cacao bean as possible.
The beans are processed into cacao paste, cacao butter
, and cacao powder and are imported again into the country.
Cocoa butter (also called cacao butter
) is the cream-hued fat extracted from cocoa beans that's most often used to add flavor, scent and smoothness to the chocolate we adore (technically, to call a product chocolate it must contain cocoa butter.) While this Mayan butter is loaded with saturated fat--eight grams in one tablespoon--don't fret, as most of it is in the form of stearic acid, which research shows has no detrimental impact on cholesterol levels and heart health.