Extra Dark Bittersweet Chocolate Bar 72%
Bittersweet couverture chocolate bar, 72% cocoa
Ingredients: BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE (cocoa mass*, sugar, cocoa butter*, sunflower lecithin). May contain: peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs. This product is made of couverture bittersweet chocolate, 72% cocoa.
*Rainforest Alliance Certified™ sustainable
Allergens: Because we make everything in our Calgary chocolate factory on common equipment, any of our products may contain traces of peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gluten, milk, or eggs. We do not currently guarantee that any particular product is 100% nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free, or milk-free, even if an allergen is not actually part of the product’s recipe.
So, better safe than sorry. If you have a serious allergy or intolerance to one of these we recommend that you not consume our products (sorry about that).
Please download our Allergens Information document for a complete list of all of our products and associated allergens. We invite you to contact us at CustomerService@CococoInc.com if you have any questions.
Since this is a custom gift and not a specific product or collection that we sell in retail, it could contain various chocolates containing a variety of ingredients. Any of the following ingredients could be present in this product, including allergens:
INGREDIENTS: MILK CHOCOLATE (sugar, cocoa butter*, powdered whole milk, cocoa mass*, sunflower lecithin, vanilla), SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE (cocoa mass*, sugar, cocoa butter*, sunflower lecithin), sugar, cream, butter, WHITE CHOCOLATE (sugar, powdered whole milk, cocoa butter*, sunflower lecithin, vanilla), hazelnuts, glucose, marzipan (almonds, sugar, water, glucose, natural almond flavour), candied organic orange peel (organic orange peels, sugar cane, rice glucose syrup), BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE (cocoa mass*, sugar, cocoa butter*, sunflower lecithin, vanilla), walnuts, ginger, pecans, organic coconut, egg whites, almonds, candied organic orange cubes (organic oranges, organic cane sugar, organic glucose (rice) syrup), pistachios, peanut butter (ground whole peanuts), blackcurrants, maple syrup, honey, water, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, mangoes, raisins, blackberries, rice crisps (organic brown rice flour, sugarcane juice, molasses, sea salt), orange oil, coffee beans, cocoa powder*, cocoa mass, soy lecithin, liqueurs, ice wine, condensed milk, vanilla bean paste (sugar, water, pure vanilla extract, vanilla bean, tragacanth gum), pectin, sea salt, fleur de sel sea salt, Hawaiian sea salt, Thai ginger sea salt, sunflower lecithin, sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, pink peppercorns, Earl Grey tea, lavender, lemon zest, star anise, organic mint leaves, flavours, spices, colours. Contains: milk, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios, peanuts, soy, eggs.
Sourcing: Cococo Chocolatiers uses only certified sustainable and fair trade couverture chocolate made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa and cocoa butter to help drive positive change for farm communities in West Africa. We handcraft our delicious chocolate treats in Calgary with simple ingredients, no artificial preservatives, and no palm oil.
What is couverture? Simply put, couverture chocolate is the best quality chocolate, the type of chocolate that professional pastry chefs and artisan chocolatiers use. Couverture is made with added cocoa butter - fat derived entirely from the cocoa bean - and it's this extra cocoa butter that improves taste, texture and mouthfeel because it melts in the mouth easily. It also makes tempering necessary.
Storage: Our confections contain natural ingredients like real cream and dairy, and no artificial preservatives. PLEASE REFRIGERATE to maintain freshness. Please enjoy within 14 days. Product can be frozen.
Filled Chocolates: Many of our filled chocolate bonbons are perishable because we make them with fresh dairy and no artificial preservatives. So, the chocolates found in our Copper Boxes and Special Collections are best enjoyed fresh, soon after purchasing. Should storage be required, they can be stored in a cool, dry place not above 20-22C / 68-70F—your refrigerator is best—for up to 14 days and away from strong odours. If too warm, your delicious couverture chocolate will melt into a gooey mass, and you will have to scrape it out of the box and directly into your mouth (but maybe that’s okay with you — we’re not here to judge).
Solid Chocolates: Store solid chocolate - like bars, shavings, chocolate drops, molded items - in a cool dry location for 6-12 months.
Did you know you can freeze your chocolates? It's true. Simply pack them in an airtight bag or container and place in the freezer for up to 6 months. Then, in a two stage process (which will help maintain the quality of your product), thaw the selected chocolates in the fridge overnight, and then to room temperature for 20 minutes before enjoying.
Enjoy at room temperature: To fully experience its flavour and texture, our chocolates are best enjoyed at room temperature. If stored in a cool place, like a fridge, we recommend placing your chocolates at room temperature at least 20 minutes prior to enjoying (you’ll thank us later).