One of the many delights of moving to Asheville is discovering the numerous locally made natural and organic products. I think it’s fair to say that Santosha Chocolate is the best chocolate I’ve ever tasted. That’s not just the higher altitude of this mountain town talking.
My favorite, Single Origin Peru, packs all the benefits of dark chocolate into a 4 oz. bar that only has 6 grams of sugar. I mean, are you f$#@ing kidding me?!!! 6 grams of sugar! That’s insane for a chocolate bar.
From the company:
We make our Single Origin Peru with equitably-traded, shade-grown, Criollo cacao beans from Peru’s Piura region. The Criollo cacao variety is a rare gem that comprises less than 5% of the world’s cacao production. Raw cacao is one of the healthiest foods on the planet – full of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and living enzymes. We sweeten our chocolate with coconut palm sugar, one of most flavorful and lowest glycemic sweeteners available.
Thank you, Dan Row, you somewhat odd yet clearly visionary, knife wielding chocolatier.
Why It’s Green: All of the ingredients are organic.
Buy: Santosha Chocolate