ChocoSol chocolate is made from a unique blend of forest-garden cacao varieties that are sourced directly from indigenous communities in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Ecuador. We believe in supporting small plot intensive forest garden cacao that we consider to be one of the best examples of regenerative agro-ecological food production.
Our horizontal trade relationships with the primary growers go beyond fair trade and organic in both growing conditions and in pricing. Moreover, our trade is relationship based on dialogue and reciprocity with the primary growers through forest garden seedling projects, soil making workshops, and chocolate making.
ChocoSol chocolate is:
- Free of nuts, dairy, soy, and preservatives. We only use whole ingredients to make a chocolate that is food, not candy.
- Low-heat, low-sheer stone ground chocolate rooted in the tradition of the food of the gods, drawing upon the best of the artisan European aesthetic of the gods tradition.
- Made bean to bar in our ecological chocolate factory in Toronto, Canada.
We make chocolate that is good for mind, body and soil!
Darkness (75% cacao)
Darkness is simple and beautiful. 75% dark chocolate with complex wine, nut, fruit and earth tone flavours. It’s one of the best ways to experience the flavour of our unique cacao blends!
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, raw organic cane sugar
Sinfully Raw Vanilla (82% cacao)
SRV is the best of both worlds – a rich dark chocolate mellowed with whole raw vanilla pods. Raw cacao nibs are sprinkled on the back to add extra cacao bite.
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, raw vanilla pods, raw organic cane sugar
Five Chili Bullet (75% cacao)
Excite your palate with this traditional flavour combination. A blend of dried chillies is complimented with Mayan forest garden allspice, achiote and is seasoned with Zapotec sea salt. This bullet bites back!
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, raw organic cane sugar, sea salt, achiote, allspice, arbol, tabaquero, pascilla, piquin and chiltepin peppers
Luscious Coconut (70% cacao)
Our creamiest chocolate is sure to win over any coconut lover. Coconut butter and extra virgin coconut oil is ground with the cacao to bring an added level of richness. Coconut sugar is used to offer a low-glycemic option.
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, shredded coconut
Vanilla Sea Salt (65% cacao)
Sure to win over dark and light chocolate lover alike, VSS is a melody of raw vanilla and sea salt that forms a delectable chocolate experience. Enjoy on it’s own or add it your favourite baking recipe!
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, raw organic cane sugar, raw vanilla pods, sea salt.
Coffee Crunch (65% cacao)
Who doesn’t love chocolate and coffee together? We certainly do, and what better way to celebrate that than adding our roasted Oaxacan coffee beans into each bite.
Ingredients – stone ground roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter, raw organic cane sugar, whole roasted coffee beans, raw vanilla pods, sea salt.
Gratitude (100% cacao)
This sugar-free chocolate is all about taking the time to share gratitude for the wonderful people and food in our lives. Savour this bold chocolate with each bite and let the salicylic acid in your mouth begin the digestion and activate your tongue’s taste buds.
Ingredients: roasted cacao nibs, cacao butter
Our line of specialty chocolates are made in small batches and are available during select times throughout the year. Look out for updates on our social media of when they are available in store or at our farmers’ markets!
Hemp Gold (70% cacao)
This localized chocolate bar brings together Mexican cacao with local Canadian ingredients. Peterborough hemp seeds are stone ground with cacao and sweetened with the unmistakable taste of maple sugar from Quebec. The flavour profile is pre-dominantly nutty, but is nut free!
Ingredients – stone ground cacao, cacao butter, hemp seeds, maple sugar, sea salt
Jaguar Chocolate (82% cacao)
Our most unique and celebrated bar, Jaguar chocolate is made from a very rare albino cacao bean known as Theobromae Bicoloris. For over 10 years we have been working with a Chinantec community of the Sierra Norte in Oaxaca, Mexico to regenerate this varietal of cacao tree back into their forest garden. We are the only chocolate producer in the world to make this type of chocolate. Quantities are extremely limited each year.
Ingredients: stone ground roasted albino cacao beans, cacao butter, coconut sugar, vanilla pods, sea-salt, achiote, rose of cacao, mamey seed
Bird Sanctuary (85% cacao)
In 2014 we began sourcing carbon credit cacao beans from the Zorzal private reserve in the Dominican Republic (DR). This chocolate celebrates the Bicknell’s thrush migration from this cacao forest in DR to the maple forest gardens of Quebec and Vermont. This “1Bird, 2Trees, 1Continent chocolate bar” is a single source chocolate bar sweetened with maple sugar and has a hint of sea salt.
Ingredients: stone ground cacao nibs, cacao butter, maple sugar, sea salt
ChocoSol drinking chocolate is one of our favourite symbolic invitations and is inspired by the flavours and food traditions of Southern Mexico. It is a frothy, full-flavoured and refreshing drink that can be served hot or cold!
Come by our booth at one of our farmers’ markets or at our store for a prepared drink, or take home the packaged pucks to enjoy at home! For tips on preparing our drinking chocolate please refer to this short video.
Xocolatl (70% cacao)
Xocolatl means “bitter water” and was integral to culture in ancient Mesoamerica. This chocolate is pure roasted cacao – simple and delicious!
Ingredients: stone ground roasted cacao nibs, raw organic cane sugar
Vanilla Choco-latte (70% cacao)
Whole vanilla pods are paired alongside bitter cacao tannins to form this delicious concoction that is enjoyed by all ages!
Ingredients: stone ground roasted cacao nibs, raw vanilla pods, organic cane sugar
Aztec Blood (70% cacao)
This spicy drink honours the sacred and traditional fusion of chillies and cacao. We grind achiote to add flavour and a beautiful red hue that gives this chocolate its crimson colour and provocative name.
Ingredients: stone ground roasted cacao, raw organic cane sugar, achiote, chillies
Oaxacan Cinnamon (70% cacao)
Forest garden cinnamon is ground into this traditional drinking chocolate to create an authentic taste of Oaxaca. Cinnamon warms the body and helps to lower blood sugar levels.
Ingredients: stone ground roasted cacao, raw organic cane sugar, cinnamon bark