Presents

THE HOLIDAY
CHOCOLATE SHOP

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Welcome to the 2017 Holiday Chocolate Shop, a one-stop shop for holiday chocolate and chocolate-related items, where we bring back earlier participants over the past year, give you great holiday season deals (with your 10% or 25% off discounts), and we donate 5% to 10% to Enliven Cacao, a nonprofit organization fighting to cure poverty through a more sustainable cacao supply chain.

Chocolate Connoisseur donates a flat 5% on all orders, and each vendor donates another 1% to 5%. Total donation percentage and $$ amount is noted on each item, so you know just how much of a difference you are making, per holiday chocolate item purchased! Before you start shopping, however, please let us introduce you to Enliven Cacao!

Holiday Chocolate Shop purchases benefit:

“Enliven Cacao is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping native cacao farmers bring their beans to artisan chocolate makers. We are not a broker or reseller. Even though we store and ship from our warehouse in Minnesota, we take 0% of the profits.

We are a 501(c)(3) and all overhead is funded entirely from the founders and donors. 100% of the profits go back to the farmers and their families, to fund their roads, electricity, and other community development programs.”

“We spent 3 years immersed in the La Colonia community outside of Rancho Grande in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. At their request, and with the help of many other professionals, we taught them how to harvest, ferment, and dry their own beans.

Their single origin cacao beans are now in our warehouse in Minnesota, and so is a great story for chocolate lovers. This is old growth, heirloom cacao, not plantation beans.”

Learn more at https://enlivencacao.org

We hope you’ll join Chocolate Connoisseur Magazine and all the outstanding companies below in helping make a difference this holiday season, all while enjoying the best of the chocolate world! Scroll below to get started and dive into the holiday chocolate giving spirit!

LetterPress Chocolate Three Bar Collection – $35

(SHIPPING INCLUDED)

The LetterPress Chocolate Three Bar Collection features these bars, with 10% ($3.50) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Amaranth Crunch

Think of it as a grown up, healthier version of that certain crunch bar you grew up with.

Using our award-winning Maya Mountain Belize 70% Dark chocolate as the base, our Amaranth Crunch Bar features air-puffed naturally gluten-free Amaranth and a touch of Fleur de Sel for a truly unique experience. We’ve been planning this bar for quite some time and we’re excited to finally bring it to you!

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Amaranth, Fleur de Sel

Trinidad Mint

If mint chocolate infusion is your thing, the Trinidad Mint bar may very well become your personal, all-time favorite.

Using our San Juan Estate, Trinidad 70% Dark chocolate, we’ve added steam-distilled mint oil for a fresh mint taste that we feel is one of the best mint chocolate bars you can experience.

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter, Steam-Distilled Mint Oil

Belize

2017 Silver Sofi Award Winner

2017 Academy of Chocolate Bronze Winner

* A Chocolate Connoisseur Favorite! *

Over two years in the making, our flagship bar is the result of working with Maya Mountain to plant over 4,000 hardwood and cacao trees on a new demonstration farm. We’re very pleased with the balance of stonefruit and chocolatey notes.

Ingredients: Organic cacao, organic unrefined cane sugar.

LetterPress Chocolate Select Four Bar Collection – $60

(SHIPPING INCLUDED)

The LetterPress Chocolate Select Four Bar Collection features these bars, with 10% ($6.00) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

São Tomé

The first and only São Tomé bar made in North America – we had to air freight it in.

São Tomé and Príncipe is located on the western equatorial coast of Africa. A former Portuguese colony, the country has a terrible cast of slavery. Now one of the most stable democracies in Africa, São Tomé offers very unique soil and climate conditions for cacao, yet remains extremely poor.

Satocao was established in 2015 as a certified organic co-op of over 400 farmers from seven communities.  For the first time, this amazing cacao has been brought to the US and made into chocolate that we hope you enjoy.

TASTING NOTES:  caramel, peanut butter cup

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar

Honduras

The FHIA is a nonprofit agroforestry project that serves as a gene bank for other projects in Honduras, as well as our own project in Guatemala.

This particular harvest of La Masica was personally supervised by award-winning fermentation expert Daniel O’Doherty of Cacao Services.

We were the first chocolate company to make chocolate from this harvest in 2015.

La Masica is a challenging bean – we’ve worked hard to carry its profile into this bar.

TASTING NOTES: tart raspberry, mocha, cedar

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar

Ecuador

Good Food Awards Winner, 2017

Academy of Chocolate Awards Silver, 2017

This cacao is grown in the province of Esmeraldas, an area not typically known as a cacao producing region of Ecuador. Costa Esmeraldas is a family business, entirely owned and managed by the Salazar family.

This single estate farm was established on reclaimed cattle pasture and is currently planted with approximately 100 hectares of 5-year old Nacional hybrid cacao (clones EET-95, EET-96, and EET-103).

The color is strikingly dark for a 70% dark chocolate, but belies its mild flavor. Enjoy.

TASTING NOTES: nutty and floral

Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter

Ucayali

International Chocolate Awards – Triple MMM Judges Award 2017

International Chocolate Awards – USA Gold 2017

Academy of Chocolate 2017 Gold Award Winner

* A Chocolate Connoisseur Favorite! *

Late one night in the summer of 2015, we roasted a test batch from the first-ever harvest of Ucayali River Cacao. These beans came from a region of Peru not normally associated with great cacao, but we knew we had something special, thanks to the exacting standards of award-winning cacao expert Daniel O’Doherty.

Ucayali River Cacao pays farmers a premium for their best work, and the level of dedication and care in the processing has been unlike any we have ever seen.

TASTING NOTES: Star Anise, Mocha, Pepper, Cedar

Ingredients: Cacao beans, Organic Unrefined Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter

Elements Truffles Three Bar Collection – $25

(SHIPPING INCLUDED)

The Elements Truffles Three Bar Collection features these bars, with 6% ($1.50) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Sea Salt with Turmeric Infusion

Decadent. Energizing. Anti-inflammatory.

Sea Salt from a family farm in Greece meets Turmeric from India. A perfect treat for any time of the day.

Curcumin in turmeric stimulates the body’s own antioxidant mechanism and also helps delay aging.

Ayurveda: Turmeric helps balance – Vata, Pitta and Kapha – all three doshas

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Butter (Peruvian Criollo), Raw Honey, Organic Raw Cacao Powder, Organic Turmeric Root Powder, Sea Salt.

Raspberry with Beet Root Infusion

Sanguine.  Boosts Immunity.  Anti-aging.
Infused with Beet Root, garnished with freeze-dried Raspberries. The complementary combination of Cacao and Raspberry… an absolute treat for taste buds.

Rich in antioxidants and essential minerals, Beet Root helps boost the immune system.

* A Chocolate Connoisseur Favorite! *

Ayurveda: Beet Root also helps balance Vata element

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Butter (Peruvian Criollo), Raw Honey, Organic Raw Cacao Powder, Raspberry Essential Oil, Organic Beet Root Powder, Organic Freeze Dried Raspberry, Himalayan Sea Salt

Peppermint with Lavender Infusion

Chipper. Refreshing. Promotes deep sleep, beautiful skin.

Enjoy it post dinner with your favorite tea to unwind and relax.

Lavender helps relieve stress and promotes deep sleep.

Ayurveda: Lavender also helps balance Vata element in the body

Ingredients: Organic Raw Cacao Butter (Peruvian Criollo), Raw Honey, Organic Raw Cacao Powder, Peppermint Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Lavender Flowers, Himalayan Sea Salt

Elements Truffles Hot Chocolate & Truffles Collection – $25

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The Elements Truffles Hot Chocolate & Truffles Collection features the following, with 6% ($1.50) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Turmeric Infused Dark Hot Chocolate

Raw . Vegan . All Plant Based. Sweetened with Coconut Palm Sugar.

This turmeric infused dark hot chocolate powder is made from raw, organic and fair trade Peruvian Cacao that you have to taste to believe! It is hand-made in micro batches. Made from only four ingredients, this mix turns into a decadent Barcelona style hot chocolate by simply adding water to it.

A perfect drinking cocoa treat for the cold weather.
Enjoy it warm!

Suggested Recipe:
Add 4 teaspoons to 1/4 cup hot water and whisk the mix until smooth.
Adjust sweetness to liking. Can also be enjoyed with your favorite non-dairy alternative. Coconut milk anyone?

Each bag makes about 10 small, dense, decadent servings.

Box of Eight Truffles

Chef’s selection! An assortment of our signature flavors. A perfect sampler.

Raw and Organic. No dairy, refined sugar, soy, preservatives, gluten or gmo.

Sweetened just with raw honey and infused with Ayurvedic superfoods.

Made by meditators. Handmade in micro-batches with Vedic chanting in the background!

This pack contains truffles of following flavors.

  • Orange & Pistachio with Turmeric Infusion
  • Rose with Cardamom Infusion
  • Raspberry with Beet Root Infusion
  • Peppermint with Lavender Infusion

Rawclates Three Bar Dark Collection – $28.50

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The Rawclates Three Bar Dark Collection features these bars, with 10% ($2.85) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Raw Darkness - 75% Cacao

This “plain” 75% dark chocolate bar is anything but plain. For lovers of pure untarnished dark chocolate, its time to renounce other brands.

* A Chocolate Connoisseur Favorite! *

With a simple ingredient list of raw single origin Ecuadorian cacao, cacao butter, coconut sugar and the added benefits of our superfood blend, this is as pure as chocolate can get.

Ecuadorian cacao is renowned for its unique flavor profile, with very fruity almost floral notes reminiscent of blackberries and orange blossoms. We then stone grind our chocolate to achieve an unmatched silky texture while remaining pure.

Ingredients: Cacao powder, cocoa butter, coconut sugar, rawclates superfood blend (lucama, maca mesquite, hemp), vanilla bean, himalayan sea salt.

Amazonian Acai and Goji Berry - 75% Cacao

The Amazonian bar is a sinfully smooth 75% dark chocolate bar infused with whole goji and wild blueberries and acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee, who knew?).

Naturally high in antioxidants, this bar is wonderful for your energy levels, and happens to be berry delicious!

Velvety dark chocolate meets a myriad of tart and sweet berries gifting your palate with an intensely fruity experience.

Ingredients: Cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut sugar, acai powder, rawclates superfood blend (lucama, maca mesquite, hemp) hemp protein powder, goji berries, wild blueberries, vanilla bean, himalayan sea salt.

Darkest Raw - 85% Cacao

This extraordinary 85% Ecuadorian chocolate bar truly captures the spirit of cacao…

For the true chocolate connoisseur, its high percentage leaves nothing to the imagination as the robust flavors of single origin Ecuadorian cacao shine.

Note the harmony between the cacao’s floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom and the caramel, molasses-like quality of coconut sugar.

A vigorous dark like no other.

Ingredients: Cacao powder, cacao butter, coconut sugar, rawclates superfood blend (lucama, maca mesquite, hemp), vanilla bean, himalayan sea salt.

Rawclates Three Bar Milk / White Collection – $28.50

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The Rawclates Three Bar Milk / White Collection features these bars, with 10% ($2.85) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Café Au Lait Olé - 60% Cacao

For our Café Au Lait Ole, looks may be deceiving but this certainly not a dark chocolate.

Roasted Counterculture™ coffee, is lovingly stoneground with our Vegan White Chocolate, lending its rich, complex, flavor with natural hints of caramel.

Our vegan white chocolate is the perfect canvas for this flavorful coffee, creating a coffeehouse Café Au Lait experience in each bite. Olé!

Ingredients: Cacao butter, coconut sugar, counter culture coffee, coconut milk, sunwarrior protein powder (pea protein, cranberry protein, hemp seed protein, fenugreek, medium chain triglycerides, tea leaf extract, citrus, cinnamon), rawclates superfood blend (lucama, maca, mesquite, hemp) vanilla bean, himalayan sea salt.

Matcha White Chocolate - 60% Cacao

A superior vegan white chocolate paired with high quality Matcha, a green tea powder traditionally used in Japan’s famous tea ceremonies, known for its delicate sweetness and grassy, umami flavor.

Matcha is made from gyokuro leaves that have been intentionally shaded from the sun thus slowing growth and stimulating an increase in choropyll levels, which accounts for Matcha’s high amount of L-theanine.

This bar serves up a fantastic, full-bodied flavor and creaminess like no other.

Ingredients: Cacao butter, maple sugar, coconut milk, vanilla bean powder, matcha tea, maca, lucama, sunwarrior protein powder (pea protein, cranberry protein, hemp seed protein, fenugreek, medium chain triglycerides, tea leaf extract, citrus, cinnamon), himalayan sea salt.

Earl Grey - 65% Cacao

For the Downton Abbey aristocrat within you, get lost in our award-winning Earl’s Grey!

We produce a dairy-free “milk” chocolate infused with blue flower Earl Grey tea.

Winner of the”Fave Milk Chocolate” prize, we can’t help but giggle that we’re an award-winning milk chocolate …without the milk!

Who says you can’t have your morning cup of tea and eat it too?

Ingredients: Cocoa butter, cacao powder, coconut sugar, sunwarrior protein powder (pea protein, cranberry protein, hemp seed protein, fenugreek, medium chain triglycerides, tea leaf extract, citrus, cinnamon), coconut milk, earl grey tea, rawclates superfood blend (lucama, maca, mesquite, hemp), vanilla bean, himalayan sea salt.

Rawclates Six Bar Holiday Bundle – $48

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The Rawclates Six Bar Holiday Bundle includes all the bars noted in both the Dark Collection and the White Collection above, with 10% ($4.80) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Café Au Lait Olé - 60% Cacao

 

Matcha White Chocolate - 60% Cacao

 

Earl Grey - 65% Cacao

 

Amazonian Acai and Goji Berry - 75% Cacao

 

Raw Darkness - 75% Cacao

 

Darkest Raw - 85% Cacao

 

German Cacao Pod Print, circa 1800 – $22

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Projet Chocolat’s German Cacao Pod Print features the following, with 10% ($2.20) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

German Cacao Pod Print, circa 1800

This stunning print from the original is of both cacao pod and olive branch. Perfect for the chocolate connoisseur, decorator or botany enthusiast.

Printed on 111# textured white paper and measuring 8 ”x 10” to fit perfectly in your frame of choice.

NOTE: Frame not included

33 Books Co. Tasting Journals Variety Collection – $25

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The 33 Books Co. Tasting Journals Variety Collection features these five journals, with 10% ($2.50) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Tasting Journals Variety Collection

33 Books Tasting Journal Collection features five tasting journals in total — one each of the chocolate, wine, cheese, beer, and cider journals. If you’re looking to expand your connoisseur range beyond chocolate, then you’ll want to order this collection:

  • 33 Bars of Chocolate
  • 33 Bottles of Wine
  • 33 Pieces of Cheese
  • 33 Bottles of Beer
  • 33 Mugs of Cider

33 Books Co. Chocolate Tasting Journals Collection – $25

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The 33 Books Co. Chocolate Tasting Journals Collection features five chocolate journals, with 10% ($2.50) of each purchase donated to Enliven Cacao:

Chocolate Tasting Journals Collection

The 33 Books Chocolate Tasting Journals Collection features five chocolate tasting journals, instead of one chocolate journal and then one each of the others.

If you’re only interested in the chocolate journals, then you’ll want to order this collection instead, which is perfect for a chocolate tasting party:

  • 33 Bars of Chocolate x5