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Chocolate (Stoneground Chocolate)
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Code: 4CHOC
Price: $14.95
Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
Rancho Gordo:Hand crafted stone-ground Chocolate
Hand-crafted Stone ground Chocolate
From the beautiful state of Guerrero in Mexico, a cooperative of women grow their own cacao and then harvest it, toast it on clay comales (pans) and then stone grind it with piloncillo (an unrefined sugar) and canela, the famous soft cinnamon preferred in Mexico. The results are chocolate tablets not quite like anything else you've had. Whether it's for a traditional mole or just a cup of hot chocolate, the rich, dense chocolate flavor is intense, delicious and uniquely New World.

Unlike other commercial brands, our tablets are 70% chocolate and the only other ingredients are the piloncillo and canela. Nothing else is added, or needed!

You can make traditional Mexican hot chocolate with milk or water but this chocolate can also be used in pork rubs, as a seasoning in a pot of beans and of course a batch of Mole Poblano or Mole Negro. Sadly, the staff has discovered you can also just eat it like candy with very little trouble and most of us are addicted to the rustic, almost smoky flavor. It's hard to stop once you start.

Suggested uses:
Hot chocolate, baking, ice cream, Mole Poblano, Mole Negro, snacks, cocktails, more.


This product is the result of our two companies working together to help small farmers continue to grow their indigenous products in Mexico, despite international trade policies that seem to discourage genetic diversity and local food traditions.

Product of Mexico. This product was produced under the supervision of the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc Project by the Mujeres de Xochis Collective in Guerrero, Mexico


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Customer Reviews

Average Customer Rating ratingratingratingratingrating Number of Reviews: 3

ratingratingratingratingrating 04/08/2014
Without question the finest chocolate of this kind I have ever tried. Rich but not overwhelming, flavorful but not cloying, deep, but not bitter. Chocolate worthy of the name theobroma. Completely addicting.

ratingratingratingratingrating 09/19/2013
This is such a great chocolate. I do have to be careful to not drink it too late at night, however, as it is strong and will keep me up past my bedtime ;-]

ratingratingratingratingrating 11/04/2012
Please, please, please keep selling this. My boyfriend and I are addicted to eating it out of hand too!

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