- Cacao Paste
Cacao Paste (Cacao Liquor, Cacao Mass)
Cacao Paste is produced by grinding the cacao bean nib to a smooth, liquid state. Chocolate paste is also know as chocolate liquor, unsweetened chocolate, baking chocolate or bitter chocolate. In Canada and Europe, other names include cocoa (cacao) mass and cocoa liquor. (Despite its name there is no alcohol present).
During the manufacture process the cacao paste is liquefied and thus is called liquor, however afterward solidifies and becomes pure bitter chocolate great for confectionary or for manufacturing sweeter forms of chocolate by blending it with cacao butter and a sweetener.
Our Raw Organic Cacao Paste is Pure Criollo cacao from Peru.
Why do we source Criollo:
In Spanish, Criollo means 'of local origin'. This is a very high quality cocoa bean and is very aromatic and lacks bitterness. The Criollo is used in luxury chocolate but rarely alone since it is very scarce and expensive. Becoming less and less available. Found in Venezuela, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Samoan Islands, Sri Lanka and Madagascar. Represents less than 3% of the world's cocoa production.
Ceremonial Grade Cacao?
Our Criollo is pure unadulterated cacao, sourced from the Mesoamerican region and is deemed Ceremonial grade Cacao.
Make your own chocolate by blending Cacao Paste with Agave Syrup and Cacao Butter.