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Chocolate (Stoneground Chocolate)
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Code: 4CHOC
Price: $14.95
Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
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.

"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." 
-Andrea Gray,

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!

"The best Mexican chocolate we have tasted!"
-LA Weekly


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.

"When it comes to Mexican chocolate, Abuelita and Ibarra aren't the only brands in the game. Several smaller labels -- each using 100 percent Mexican cacao -- have popped up in recent years, creating a veritable renaissance in the field...[Rancho Gordo is one of the] small-batch Mexican chocolate brands that stand out. "
-The Latin Kitchen

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: 4

ratingratingrating 01/26/2015
The flavor of the chocolate is very good, esp not too sweet. However, the hard chocolate disks are difficult to use. It is hard for me to even break one in two, much less into smaller pieces, and it does nut cut well with a knife. It doesn't dissolve in warm milk when trying to make hot chocolate, and I've tried soaking for an hour. The only way I can make hot chocolate is by hand grating a chocolate disk. Which does work, but is a pain in the neck.

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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