THE TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS WITH GINGERBREAD RAW CHOCOLATE – ALL YEAR ROUND
Our Gingerbread Raw Chocolate has all the flavours of traditional holiday treats – it is seasoned with organic spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg, ginger and a dash of black pepper to deepen the palette. Enjoy on its own or melt some in to your hot cocoa or bakes!
Foodin’s raw chocolates are the result of sustainable development and a lifelong passion. Our founder Lasse Jalkanen is known for his great love of chocolate, making raw chocolate a particularly important product group at Foodin. The main ingredient of our chocolate is Criollo variety original cocoa beans, which are grown by hundreds of family farmers in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. Our raw chocolate gets its sweetness from Indonesian coconut sugar, which has often been referred to as the most sustainable sweetener in the world. Coconut sugar has a low glycaemic index, keeping blood sugar levels steady. Bacillus coagulant probiotics are added to all our chocolate products!
FOODIN RAW CHOCOLATES ARE FINE FINNISH CRAFTSMANSHIP
Foodin’s Gingerbread Raw Chocolate is made by hand at our factory in Vaajakoski, and the raw chocolate is prepared using a traditional stone ground method. Giant millstones grind the ingredients into a velvety chocolate mass for two or three days and the low, below 42-degree Celsius temperature ensures that the properties of the cocoa bean are preserved in the final product. The gentle stone grounding affects the texture and softness of the chocolate – Foodin raw chocolates are a delight for all the senses.
Once the chocolate mass is done, both our stone ground artisan Sanna and chocolate artisan Malla will conduct a thorough taste and texture assessment. It is important to make sure that the mass is even and silky soft, and that the taste is exactly right. The mass is then tempered, i.e., heat treated. Tempering ensures a shiny finish and the right shade for the chocolate. Dark chocolate requires a little more heat than lighter chocolates. Tempered chocolate is formed into chocolate bars using moulds. Then, the finished chocolates are placed on a vibrating plate, which removes air bubbles and makes the surface of the chocolate smooth. The chocolate bars are then cooled in the refrigerator.
Our raw chocolates are vegan and contain no preservatives or additives whatsoever. All you have to do is take a peek at the ingredient list – we make our chocolates from only the best ingredients. All our raw chocolate products have received the Flag Key label as a sign of Finnish craftsmanship and labour.
Manufactured in a facility that processes nuts (cashew, Brazil nut, pecan, pistachio, macadamia, hazel and walnuts), almonds, sesame seeds and whey protein (from milk).