Dark chocolate lovers rejoice! K’ul Chocolate are artisan crafted “farm-to-bean” chocolate bars. They pride themselves in purchasing their cacao directly from farms or co-ops and paying above fair trade price minimums.
“Our process is focused on taste and improving the quality of life for everyone we touch. At K’ul Chocolate we travel to the farms, select the beans and import them directly – cutting out the middlemen and any unnecessary costs. We roast, winnow and grind our cacao to create chocolate that not only tastes great and is good for you, but also improves the lives and environment of those who grow and harvest it for us.”
K’ul chocolate bars are:
- Naturally gluten free and made on dedicated equipment in a dedicated room in their facility
- Soy free
- Dairy free
K’ul bars are 70% dark chocolate and made with various blends of different cocoa beans. It is a real treat to sample all of their bars because you truly see how different various cacao beans can be. Each bar has “flavor notes” written on the front – the bars do not contain these ingredients, but the natural flavor of the cacao beans might remind you of these tastes*. Brown sugar, citrus, butter, jasmine, licorice – every bar tastes slightly different even though the ingredients are generally the same.
Speaking of ingredients, they are very simple – cacao beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter and sunflower lecithin. Two of my favorite flavors (the sea and vanilla variations) have added sea salt and vanilla, but that’s it! A company that believes in simplicity. Less is more. “We are here to change the perceptions around chocolate and create a new attitude for this ancient indulgence choc-full of health benefits – chocolate is food.”
K’ul also makes superfood bars infused with ingredients such as cranberries, cherries, pumpkin seeds, bananas, toasted coconut, pomegranate, raspberries, peanuts, currants, and maca root. Now when I say “superfood bar” I want you to get the idea of a protein bar out of your head. These are still 70% dark chocolate bars, and I love them. They provide something different and unique – satisfying notes that compliment the natural beauty of the chocolate itself. My favorite so far is the “Endurance” bar – dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and guarana.
Dark chocolate generally isn’t loaded with sugar and tends to lean towards the bitter side. K’ul chocolate is a great addition to my pantry because it tastes great, yet I won’t eat an entire bar in one sitting. One or two pieces (1/6-1/3 of the bar) will easily satisfy me, leaving me to enjoy my chocolate bars for longer periods of time.
For more information, store locator and to order visit https://kul-chocolate.com/
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*Note: One of the bars has a “malt” flavor note. I spoke with the company in length about this. They have assured me that there is no malt or gluten in the bar itself. They were simply using the word to describe the flavor.
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products, but I was not paid to write this review. All opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I, myself, use and love.