It’s a mine field, sifting through the chocolate bar isle in the market these days. Even the good ones have some ingredients I don’t abide by. You may have read my previous post, Why I NEVER Eat Most Organic Fair Trade Chocolate in which I explain that soy lecithin is in most chocolate, even the organic fair trade brands. Furthermore, almost ALL chocolate is made with cane sugar of one kind or another. If you are trying to avoid cane sugar there were no choices. Until now.
In my searches through all the chocolate brands that feature, organic, fair trade, sustainably harvested, no child labor, etc, etc. I came across only one brand that does not use cane sugar. Amazingly, Liberty Chocolate is the ONLY brand that uses local honey to sweeten the chocolate. The company is based in Vermont, and the honey is sourced from local bee keepers.
Sweetened with Honey
In fact, Katrina Coravos, the owner of Liberty Chocolate, told me that she set out to make a chocolate that was different. By using only natural honey as the sweetener she has certainly set her chocolate apart. The honey, also imparts a very smooth, silky consistency to the chocolate without the use of any dairy products. So, it is a dark chocolate product with a creamy texture, like that of milk chocolate but without the dairy. You really have to taste this chocolate!
If you follow the GAPS diet or the Paleo diet and want to avoid sugar but are ready for a pure chocolate, this is the chocolate for you!
I also like the fact that there are very few ingredients in this chocolate. In fact, the dark chocolate has only 4 ingredients, cocoa butter, cocoa powder, honey and vanilla beans. Of that, the only ingredient that is not organic is the honey. The dark chocolate is simple, yet deeply flavorful. There are quite a few other bars that are flavored, again, as simply as possible with fruit powders and spices to make a natural (not overpowering) flavor that is interesting and real.
As you know, getting the organic label costs a lot of money – something a small company like this does not have a lot of – so the bar is not certified organic. But it mostly is organic.
The chocolate is from organic beans that are hand picked and hand processed in Peru. There are never any artificial additives or chemicals.
I am so excited to host a giveaway of my favorite chocolate! Katrina Coravos of Liberty Chocolate is generously giving TWO of my readers a box of Liberty Chocolate Bars. Just in time for the holidays! I use this chocolate to melt for dipping! You have probably seen it in some of my recipes.
The box consists of 9 bars to choose from :Dark, Almond Coconut, Maple, Acai Blueberry, Cherry Pomegranate, Coffee, Hot pepper, Passionfruit Lemon, Peppermint, Salt, Strawberry, or Vanilla Rose. The chocolate is all organic, soy free, dairy free, honey sweetened and handmade in Vermont. $36.30 retail price.
How to Enter the Giveaway
Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter. The only mandatory action is to like Liberty Chocolate on their facebook page.
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- Click on the other options in the Rafflecopter widget below if you want extra entries to increase your chances to win.
- You only need to leave the one comment.
- The giveaway runs from April 2 – April 8, 2014, 11:59 pm EST.
- The winner will be announced on the blog on April 11 and on my facebook page.
- This giveaway is open to anyone in the 50 US states.
- You must be 18 years or older to participate.
- Your prize will have 9 bars and may not look like the photo.
If you order a box of chocolate (9 bars) you will get 2 bars free (you can chose any flavors)! Just put GIVEAWAY in the comments section when you order. Hurry! This offer ends April 15!
I did receive a sample of the product being offered for this giveaway to review. I have also used this company for two years and have always been very pleased with their product.