All's fair in love and chocolate
If dark chocolate could win Oscars, Olivia Chocolat would win hands down in all categories with maple flakes coming in as best supporting flavour. Honourable mention to almonds as well but don't worry, it's all friendly competition between these succulent, dark chocolate bars which we are so proud to have back in stock at The Candy Store.
Olivia Chocolat seems to have it all starting with, but not limited to, making a high percentage dark chocolate that is surprisingly not bitter. Varieties include 85%, 76%, Touch of Maple, Almond, and Touch of Maple with maple flakes. Can you say ambrosia? Their new raw collection which consists of non-roasted beans is also heavenly and really profiles the inherent flavour qualities of the beans. The Raw Line comes in 85%, 76%, and Almond. It can't get much better than this! Oh wait, of course it can. It's also vegan friendly and available at a lower price than ever before!
As well as being made locally, the company is deeply devoted to environmental
sustainability. The chocolatiers are committed to their zero carbon footprint goal by using hydro-generated electricity from the Gatineau River to roast, produce and finish the bars - a process which has been dubbed bean to bar in the industry (for more about Olivia and their beans, check out our previous post about this amazing company). Even the packaging is from a sustainable and certified source which meets the requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program.
If we haven't given you enough reasons to try Olivia Chocolat, hold on to your socks because here's another: a higher cocoa content means maximized health benefits. Hooray for anti-oxidants! Let's celebrate by eating some, or lots! Ok, ok, moderation is important but this is truly a guilt-free, healthy pleasure that you can indulge in. Go for it, we dare you.