Before chocolate there was cacao. It was pure and simple. It was healthier and less processed. It was a delight... a delight we left behind.
At Before Chocolate we've stepped back in time to bring you the rich chocolate flavour you have grown to love but with all the goodness of cacao.
Known as the 'Food of the Gods', Mayan royalty often consumed cacao as a luxurious hot drink. Cacao is at the very heart of Before Chocolate and we've long held the desire to create the world’s best hot chocolate made purely from cacao.
We have worked together with our Peruvian growers to select the very best cacao beans for making hot chocolate that are both rich and smooth and are delighted to say we have created a Hot Chocolate that in our humble opinion tastes truly amazing.
Often described as watery, grainy and too sweet most standard hot chocolates contain Dutch processed cocoa powder, (note this is not the same as cacao powder), sugar and an endless list of unnecessary ingredients including thickeners, preservatives, palm oil, and sweeteners etc.
We wanted to create something far better and more natural but without compromising on the taste. There is no cocoa powder in our hot chocolate. We simply take small batches of whole organic cacao beans & grind them into a paste and naturally sweeten them.
The result is a rich and smooth chocolatey taste created by the highest quality natural ingredients. Containing only 3 ingredients, our hot chocolate is higher in cacao and lower in sugar. We DON’T: Use cocoa powder (often chemically treated), remove the rich cacao butter from our beans or use reﬁned white sugar.
Isn’t it time you tasted Hot Chocolate made from real cacao?