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L'Esterre Chocolate

85% Grenada Fine Dark Chocolate Buttons

85% Grenada Fine Dark Chocolate Buttons

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85% extra fine dark chocolate buttons.

The gateway chocolate for those who typically shy away from a high cocoa percentage. Mellower than most 85% which can be very bitter, but still with a rich cocoa presence, you'll be fooled into thinking our 85% tastes more like a 75%. Serenly smooth, the subtle earthy notes are complemented by buttery caramel and background hints of citrus and deep berry.

Origin: L'Esterre Estate, St. Andrew, Grenada, West Indies

Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar

Our Process: Why does our chocolate have such a unique flavour? Because our trees and terroir are unique as we only source from our farm, looking after our trees using regenerative methods, completely chemical free. Our processing is also wildly different from that of commercial cocoa. 

We minimally process our cocoa, and carefully monitor our fermentation, drying and grinding to maintain cocoa's natural flavanols, polyphenols, nutrients and flavour. We will never alkalise our cocoa which is known to destroy these unique flavanols. The only ingredient we add is raw organic cane sugar and a little bit of Maldon salt (in our 72% + Sea Salt) to draw out different flavour profiles. 

On the other end, commercial, mass-produced, highly processed chocolate is alkalized and hydrolyzed and contains a multitude of emulsifiers and additives as it has been designed for efficiency and scale. These additions highly impact the bioavailability of flavanols and polyphenols in the cocoa.

Health benefits of cocoa: 

Food can be thy medicine, and dark chocolate may be a noteworthy example when consumed in moderation. Dark chocolate is thought to: 

  • Supports cardiovascular health: cocoa flavanols support healthy blood pressure as it contains Flavan-3-ols. Cocoa also helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels as it resists the absorption of biosynthesis of cholesterol by decreasing the number of cholesterol receptors. 
  • Stimulates brain function: dark chocolate is believed to improve the blood flow in both the heart and brain, meaning vital oxygen and nutrients get delivered to your organs and tissues. The different chemical compounds present in dark chocolate stimulate cognitive function and positively modulates mood swings. 
  • Contains iron & magnesium: cocoa is the highest plant-based source of iron, and is also a source of magnesium which is needed for optimum muscle and nerve function. 
  • Anti-inflammatory effects: Our cocoa is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants because of our minimal processing. This modulates the glycemic response, directly influencing insulin resistance and reducing the risk of diabetes. 

Handmade: All our chocolate is hand-tempered in small batches and so some may not appear that exact "perfect" button shape.

Please note: May contain traces of milk, nuts and gluten. 

Net weight: approx. 60g 

 Delivery UK-wide only

Allergen Info

All chocolate is made in a facility which handles nuts, gluten and dairy.

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Julia Page
Sublime

We cannot rave more about your magical chocolate - it is utterly sublime and the most delicious we have ever eaten. Clearly made with love and spectacular knowledge and experience, and with the most superior of ingredients. Thank you and we are converts and are hooked!

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Helen

Delicious chocolate ! I love it .

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Anna P
Fantastic

Absolutely loved it. So incredibly flavourful! And the shape is unusual and fun.

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L Macfarlane
Deep extraordinarily refined taste!

Tastes like chocolate should, but almost never does!

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L Macfarlane
Simply THE best!

Given these buttons for Christmas - utterly fantastic. The clean flavour of each button, left on the tongue to melt, was a revelation. How chocolate should taste, with subtle distinct notes.

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