Cloud Forest Cardamom and Dessert Fennel walk into a cacao bar to create pure magic!
Here is the first of the many collab bars with our spice partners Burlap and Barrel.
Growing up, we had a little silver box of spices and herbs (and some sugary stuff too) that would be opened by my grandma after every meal. Cardamom and fennel were two hero ingredients in that box. Later while studying Ayurveda, we learned that these magical combo aids with digestion! Moreover, it is a light, refreshing and a perfect pallet cleanser. The very first time we opened the spices that we received from Burlap and Barrel, the aroma picked us up carried us back home. We knew we had to do this!
The desert fennel comes from an organic farm in central Egypt, where fennel has been cultivated for millennia. It's grown in an oasis in the desert, irrigated with water from the Nile. In the spring the air is sweet with the licorice smell of fennel flowers. You'll taste a slight saltiness - that's the flavor of the sandy desert soil - followed by a sharp vegetal sweetness at the finish.
The cardamom is grown on a single estate in the cloud forests of Alta Verapaz, Guatemala, on a biodynamic farm, using traditional organic methods. The farm emphasizes workers' rights, sustainability and fair business practices. The terroir is ideal for cardamom, which thrives in humid, high altitude environments with plenty of rainfall. The comparatively low temperatures in the mountains during the harvest season (November-January) ensure high levels of fragrant essential oils. Cardamom is sweet and tart, reminiscent of summer fruits, fresh herbs and cut grass. .
This 75% dark bar has only 5 gms of sugar per serving.
Cacao Origin: Ecuador
Ayurveda herbs: Fennel & Cardamom
Dosha properties: It balances the Vata (Air), Pitta (Fire) and Kapha (Earth) doshas.
Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Paste, Organic Raw Cacao Butter, Raw Honey, Cardamom Powder, Fennel, Himalayan Pink Salt
Net Wt.: 50 gms (1.8 oz)
Delicious! Cardamom comes through beautifully and fennel gives a nice, cool aftertaste. Love it!
I recommend this chocolate for a wonderful treat. I wasn’t sure at first how it goes with the spices, but I love it!
Small cocoa nib bits that remind me of an adult, chocolate version of pop rocks from childhood. The cardamom is light and fragrant. I was surprised to find a teaspoon amount very satisfying and helped tame a bad habit of boredom eating. I'll order these nibs for every future order.
Smooth, yet light in flavor, decadent supreme!
Never having any other kind again!
I've not experienced anything quite like it! A beautiful blend of two of my favorite spices - Cardamom and Fennel. Sublime! Thank You!