The Best 100% Chocolate: A Pure Indulgence
What is 100% Chocolate?
100% chocolate, also known as unsweetened or baking chocolate, is a type of chocolate that contains only cocoa solids and cocoa butter, with no added sugar or other sweeteners. It's enjoyed on its own by those who appreciate the rich, complex flavors of pure cocoa. Here at Bar & Cocoa we have the largest selection of single origin 100% chocolate bars in the world.
Why People Buy 100% Chocolate
With the rise of the craft chocolate movement and an increased focus on healthy, natural foods, 100% chocolate has gained popularity among consumers. People buy it for several reasons:
- Health Benefits: 100% chocolate is rich in flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that can promote heart health, reduce inflammation, and even improve brain function. It also contains iron, magnesium, and other essential minerals.
- Dietary Preferences: For those following low-sugar or sugar-free diets, 100% chocolate is an ideal choice. It's also suitable for vegan and dairy-free diets, as it contains only cocoa.
- Flavor: While it's certainly an acquired taste, many people enjoy the complex, nuanced flavors of 100% chocolate. With no sugar to mask the cocoa, these bars can showcase the diverse flavors of different cocoa bean varieties and origins.
The Best 100% Chocolates
The taste of 100% chocolate can be quite intense, especially for those who are used to sweetened chocolate. However, for those who appreciate (or are ready) the pure, unadulterated flavor of cocoa, these 100% chocolate bars offer a truly exceptional experience.
This pure chocolate is made with nothing but cocoa beans from two of Metiisto's favorite cocoa farmers in the Solomon Islands. The beans are carefully roasted, refined, and conched to highlight their unique qualities.
The Soma Arcana Special Porcelana 100% is a sugar-free chocolate bar made from the rare Venezuelan Porcelana cacao, celebrated for its complex flavors and absence of bitterness. Handcrafted by SOMA Chocolatemaker, a renowned chocolatier based in Canada, this special edition Arcana has won Gold at the 2018 Academy of Chocolate and Silver at the 2016 International Chocolate Awards.
Made with organic cocoa beans from the Waslala municipality, within the Bosawas Natural Reserve in the northern mountains of Nicaragua. The beans undergo a long fermentation and slow drying process, producing flavors of ripe fruits and nuts with floral and spicy notes.
The cocoa for this particular bar comes from the Guadalcanal Province, located in the southwestern Pacific, northeast of mainland Australia. The unique and complex flavors of the chocolate are teased out during a long, slow process of whole bean roasting, which drives out any bitterness and reveals a pure 100% flavor.
Qantu Chuncho 100%
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We showcase chocolate crafted from fine quality cacao. You can taste the uniqueness and complexity of different origins, unlike mass-produced chocolate.
Bar & Cocoa is one of my favorite companies. Their chocolate is top notch, prices are generally the best around, and shipping is fast. I’ve never had an issue with an order and purchase from B&C 2-3 times per year.
This was so wonderful, it is such a luxury to be able to rely on someone else to select chocolate for me. It is how I learn about chocolate that I have never had before. There is only one other chocolate company that comes close to Bar & Cocoa. This is an excellent value, I have a small serving almost daily and I could see this lasting several months or more.
My husband got this subscription as a gift from his kids. I don't even care for chocolate but this has been so much fun and the chocolate has been amazing. We are going to extend our subscription because we love it so much.
Their customer service was fantastic. Their packaging of their chocolates is unbelievable. And the chocolates them selves are really really really delicious. Great gift for the chocolate lovers.
Bar & Cocoa always have a great variety of chocolates. Great customer service and shipping in plenty of time for Christmas. They are always are go to in purchasing good chocolate.
Packaging was perfect and quick delivery.
What makes Bar & Cocoa different?
At Bar & Cocoa, we're not just another chocolate shop; we're a chocolate experience. We meticulously curate a selection of the finest chocolates from artisanal makers around the globe. Our focus is on quality, ethical sourcing, and sustainability. We go the extra mile to educate our customers about the complexities of cacao cultivation and chocolate making through detailed product descriptions, flavor profiles, and origin stories. When you shop with us, you're not just indulging in a treat; you're becoming part of a community that values the art and science of chocolate making.
What is bean to bar chocolate?
Bean to bar chocolate is chocolate that is made from scratch by the same producer, starting from the raw cacao beans and ending with the finished chocolate bars and treats. This process allows the chocolate maker to control every aspect of the chocolate making, such as roasting, grinding, conching, tempering, and molding. Bean to bar chocolate is often more flavorful, nuanced, and ethical than mass-produced chocolate. It reflects the artistry and craftsmanship of the maker and the quality and origin of the cacao.
How do you source your chocolate? Is it ethical and sustainable?
We source our chocolate from award winning craft makers who use high-quality cacao beans and go beyond fair trade. We work with over 50 fine chocolate makers from around the world who share our values and passion for real chocolate. Some of the countries we source our chocolate from include Peru, Vietnam, Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua,, Philippines, India, and many more. We are always on the lookout for new and exciting origins and makers to add to our collection.
Do you have vegan, or keto-friendly or soy free chocolate?
Yes, we do! We have a variety of chocolate options that cater to different dietary preferences and needs. You can browse our collections of organic chocolate, vegan chocolate, keto-friendly chocolate, sugar-free chocolate, dairy-free chocolate, gluten-free chocolate, soy-free chocolate, nut-free chocolate, and more on our website. We also provide detailed information on each product page about the ingredients and allergens of each product.
How do you pick your chocolate makers?
When it comes to selecting our chocolate offerings, we're basically the chocolate sommeliers you never knew you needed. Our process starts with rigorous research and tastings. Yeah, it's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. We scour the globe for artisanal and craft chocolate makers who share our commitment to quality, ethical sourcing, and innovation in flavor.
We scrutinize everything from cacao origin to production methods and flavor profiles. Only the best of the best make it into our curated collection, offering you a world-class chocolate experience in every bite. Each bar has a story, a unique flavor profile, and the power to transport you to a different part of the globe. We're not just selling chocolate; we're offering an edible journey.