Organic Traditions Cacao Butter Gluten Free -- 16 oz
great for making chocolate
I am on a restricted diet and cannot have sugar, but crave chocolate. I made some out of cocoa, coconut oil, and honey. However, that was nothing compared to making it with this cacao butter. When you open the package it smells like chocolate. The contents are in hunks, like buying bulk chocolate. I have read reviews on various sites for cocoa butter and the quality seemed to vary wildly. I trust this one since it came in chunks, smelled fresh & like chocolate, was in an opaque bag that can be resealed once opened, and because of the great outcome using it.
I chopped/shaved up the butter melted it in a device I have at 110 F. When it was melted I added in an equal amount of good cocoa (used Navitas Raw mostly), and honey and lots of good vanilla extract to taste. I put the mixture, now starting to firm, on parchment to make a 1/4" thick bar, adding roasted almonds to some. Yummy! It is so delicious I ate too much. I am going to try using it in baking as chocolate chips as well. The texture is so much better than the chocolate made with coconut oil as cocoa butter doesn't melt at as low of a temperature, so it gives a better mouthfeel and sturdier product, has a snap/crunch when you store it in the fridge. I also picked up the fine shavings on the cutting board and they easily rub in to your skin.
It's expensive, but might be cheaper than buying an unsweetened bar and adding your safe sweetener, depending on the bar and the cocoa you end up using. I personally like having control over the outcome and can tweak it to my liking. I am buying more of this!
August 21, 2014
It is very tasty and fresh.
I make fresh chocolate, energy bar, lip balm, body lotion....
come out great with this cocoa butter.
July 10, 2014
the best cacao butter
i love this stuff. i used it to make homemade chocolate and body butters. it is so rich and luxurious. the price is great, too.
May 15, 2014
Great for home-made body butter!
I used this for home made body butter and it came out great! Smells like heavenly chocolate, easy to meal, and good quality product!
November 8, 2013
Best price, best quality, such that it is out of stock frequently. I break off chunks and blend in hot coffee. This is my vegan alternative to grass fed butter used in the bulletproof coffee recipe.
November 5, 2013