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HANDMADE SINGLE ORIGIN DARK CHOCOLATE
100% Sweetened Naturally
All our chocolate is sweetened naturally with organic palmyra nectar, a nutritious natural sweetener, rich in iron, potassium and magnesium.
THE PERFECT BLEND OF HEALTH & INDULGENCE
Minimum 70% cacao solids made from 60% cacao beans and 10% cacao butter to create an intense dark chocolate packed with the goodness of cacao.
ALL THE PLEASURE
(NONE OF THE GUILT)
Real chocolate made from whole ingredients , no extracts, no flavourings.
THE STORY OF MAZA CHOCOLATE
The idea and inspiration behind MAZA Chocolate came about after christmas 2015 – yes as recently as that. I am passionate about fueling my body with the most nutritious foods and creating the most delicious flavours that I am able to.
Healthy or nutritious should never have to be associated with boring or unadventurous! I love to cook and therefore cooking fresh food for my family was never a chore.
Just after christmas my elder daughter was turning 14 and I wanted to buy her some luxurious chocolates with a high cacao content and no sugar.
I didn’t really know what I was looking for in terms of ingredients but I was surprised when the chocolate I selected was laden with sugar even though the packaging suggested that it was a “healthy” choice.
Healthy or nutritious should never have to be associated with boring or unadventurous!
So I set about making my own. I didn’t know anything about making chocolate. Bean to bar meant nothing to me until I began researching night after night and learnt that there was a very niche market out there for real, small batch artisan chocolate.
I wanted to take this to the next level and create a luxury chocolate suitable for gifting as there wasn’t anything out there without regular sugar.
I had used organic palmyra nectar for a while at home and thought about using organic palmyra nectar to sweeten the chocolate to obtain the sweetness and take advantage of this superfood which is the most superior of the natural sweeteners.
There was a lot of trial and error in creating the first chocolate in the UK which is sweetened with organic palmyra nectar. The MAZA journey is by no means complete. We believe we have an outstanding product but we are always looking to develop more blends and flavours to keep our customers coming back for more!
MAZA is an ongoing venture to achieve the perfect chocolate which balances health with indulgence.
The inspiration behind the flavours also comes from my wellness passions. So the “dark” is just that, real dark chocolate with no added ingredients. All 3 bars contain 70% cacao yet their flavour profiles are so distinctly different.
The Almond Butter is also 70%, it is ground with almonds and the cacao is sourced from Columbia and the Dominican Republic. Then a final sprinkling of almonds and sea salt create the perfect contrast against the intense richness of the cacao.
All the cacao is single origin and is made in the traditional method of stone grinding the cacao beans for up to 3 days.
However, the coconut which is ground with coconut as oppose to extracts and flavours, has a much more fruity flavour and a deep red appearance. The coconut is made using Madagascan cacao which has a natural berry like flavour and colour.
100% NATURAL INGREDIENTS
Almond Butter ingredients: Cacao beans, organic palmyra nectar, cacao butter, almonds and sea salt.
70% cacao solids.
Halal (not certified)
Columbia & Dominican Republic
Our signature chocolate is stone ground with raw almonds for natural sweetness and finished with more chopped almonds and sea salt.