This Hazelnut Mylk Chocolate is made with Amazonico Criollo, Certified Organic Raw Cacao (46%) from Satipo, Peru, creamy raw hazelnuts and sweetened with Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar, our chocolate is made in Melbourne.
Single origin, certified organic, fairly traded Cacao Powder from Satipo in the Peruvian Amazon. Jam packed with antioxidants, magnesium and bliss nutrients that can help keep you energised, healthy and happy.
Researched to be one the highest antioxidant fruits on the planet, Loving Earth’s Maqui is a deep purple berry wild harvested in the pristine conditions of Southern Chile. The harsh climate of the Patagonian region is credited with increasing the anthocyanin level of fruits and berries grown in that area, and this is seen in the Maqui berry. Our Loving Earth Maqui Berry Powder has an ORAC score of approximately 70,000µmol per 100g.
Maqui is a native South America evergreen shrub that grows in dense thickets from 3–5 m in height and which reaches maturity between December and March. It is a dioecious plant that belongs to the family Elaeocarpaceae and produces small edible purple berries, about 6 mm in diameter, that are eaten fresh or used for juice, jams or wine-making. The plant prefers slightly acidic, moderately fertile and well-drained soils. It grows rapidly with adequate moisture and readily colonises abandoned, burned or over-exploited soils, thus protecting them from erosion. The intense red colour of the aqueous extract of its fruit is due to the presence of anthocyanin pigments causing it to be used as a natural dye. The leaves and fruits are astringent and have been used in Chilean folk medicine as anti-diarrhoeic, anti-inflammatory, anti-haemorrhagic and febrifuge.
The Mapuche Indian tribe is the only tribe in the Americas (northern and southerncontinents) that were not conquered by any European Countries. According to the Conquistadors, the Mapuche warriors ate very little solid food and drank a fermented beverage made from Maqui Berries several times a day, which may have contributed to the extraordinary strength and stamina that the warriors exhibited. The Mapuche Indians have used Maqui Berry leaves, stems, fruits and wine medicinally for thousands of years. Maqui Berries has been traditionally used by the Mapache Indians for sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, haemorrhoids, birth-delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments.
Loving Earth’s Raw Organic Lucuma Powder comes from the exotic Peruvian fruit, also known as the “Gold of the Incas” and is considered to be one of the lost crops of the Incas. Peruvian culture is steeped in traditions rich in fine foods and cultural culinary delights. The Lucuma name has been honored both spiritually and in culinary terms since ancient times. Today, this fruit is still prominent in contemporary Peruvian celebrations.
Lucuma Powder smells divine and has a creamy, citrus flavour. Lucuma Powder is a versatile and delicious ingredient and a source of Vitamins B1, B2 and C, fibre and Calcium.
We travelled 4 hours by canoe up Rio Ene, one of the headwaters of the Amazon River in Satipo, Peru, to source the Amazonico Criollo Cacao from the Ashaninka People. This intense cacao from the 2015 harvest has notes of aniseed and fennel. Grown underneath the jungle canopy alongside citrus and coffee plants, you can taste the biodiversity of the forest in every bite. Loving Earth’s Chocolate is made with Raw Cacao from bean to bar here in Melbourne. The minimal processing means that our chocolate has up to twice as many antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of cane sugar to create this delicious chocolate bar. Please Note: During the warmer months our chocolate can sometimes melt in transit. Please click here for more info on how to best avoid this when ordering and storing your chocolate.