This is a single ingredient product - 100% cacao chocolate chips. We use cocoa liquor and go all the way through the chocolate making process except that we never add any other ingredient.
Because this chocolate is derived entirely from the cocoa bean, the source and characteristics of the beans are essential to get an acceptable flavor.
The cocoa beans in this chocolate come from 4 different regions within Peru in the foothills of the Andes leading down to the Amazon Basin. The beans there are characteristically light and mild - known as "fine aroma" beans.
These distinct cocoa beans allow the 100% cacao product to be perfectly palatable on its own, but ideal in any recipe that brings in sweetness from somewhere else - trail mixes, in smoothies or in granola, or in many traditional baked goods.