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The Agave Blues by David Wolfe
The Sweetener Wars are heating up. Dr. Mercola and Mike Adams “The Health Ranger” have come forward listing agave as the worst “bandito” of all sweeteners — a claim reminding me of the “Most Wanted” posters of Mexican criminals I would see whenever I crossed the border between San Diego and Tijuana as a child.
Sacred Chocolate Technical Specifications

Sacred Chocolate® has been tested by an independent laboratory and proven to have approximately twice the antioxidant level (as measured by an ORAC test) of chocolate at the same cacao solids content that has been traditionally roasted, cooked and/or milled or processed at high temperature. 

Proper Sacred Chocolate Storage

Sacred Chocolate has an 18 to 24 month shelf life depending on the flavor. A "Best By" month and year will appear on the label.

Certifications & Associations
Sacred Chocolate, LLC pushes the boundaries by following the strictest standards.
Ingredient Glossary
Ingredient Glossary
White Chocolate
Many people ask me if white chocolate is really chocolate. The answer is yes and no.
Raw Chocolate & Truffles by Sacred Chocolate | Sacred Foods
Extremely rich in naturally occurring nutrients, all chocolate starts out as raw cacao “beans” or nuts, which grow on a tropical tree, Theobroma Cacao. Similar to fine wine, premium beans grown and harvested under optimal conditions express terroir, the foundation of flavor. Commercial processing of beans, which includes roasting, compromises the rich array of flavors naturally found in raw cacao which resulted from its unique terroir, as well as the amazing nutritional aspects of the raw bean. Therefore, at Sacred Chocolate we use a unique, time honored tradition of slowly stone grinding beans at low temperatures in order to deliver the finest tasting, and most nutrient rich chocolate.

Is coconut sugar any better than regular sugar?  Read this article to find out.

Why Sacred Chocolate is Sweetened With Maple

Maple sugar has the aroma of a Canadian forest in full bloom... and the particular flavor of maple creates a beautiful dance with the complex flavors of the Arriba Nacional cacao beans from Ecuador that we use.

However, little has been known about the health benefits of maple, until now!

Understanding Antioxidants & ORAC
Antioxidants are found in Nature in compounds that are particularly rich in hydrogen and excess electrons. These hydrogen-rich and electron-rich compounds are usually visible to our eye as pigments of color in plants.
Sacred Chocolate Awards
Sacred Chocolate has received many awards.