Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Honduras Chocolate Company.....

(This is my personal opinion on this company and their products.  I was not compensated nothing at all except for the products to try.)




I would like to introduce you to this pretty awesome chocolate company.  I will tell you why I love it, let you know why you need to try it and so many other different reasons why you must try.

Indulge your cravings with hand-crafted chocolate from the rainforests of Honduras. Each bar is made using socially-responsible production practices and only heirloom quality, organically-grown cacao and pure cane sugar—no chemicals, pesticides, preservatives or additives. Ever. 


CHOCOLATE FLIGHT


Combo pack of 65%, 70%, 75% and 80% bars, each bar is 2.7 ounces and is made with organically grown cacao and pure cane sugar.  4 bars total. No preservatives or additives.  


Many claim to have single-origin beans, fair trade agreements and organically-grown beans but Honduras Chocolate Company takes it a step further:  we’ve invested in the farmers, the cacao and the Honduran community in which we live and work. 

After 15 years of helping the rural poor, we had an vision to expand our reach and impact. By developing deep, personal relationships with local farmers, paying better-than-fair-trade prices and providing farmers with essential business training, micro-loans and access to farming resources, Honduras Chocolate Company has brought large-scale social impact and positive change to the troubled Honduran cacao industry.  And as a result, Honduras Chocolate Company farmers take a tremendous amount of pride in their cacao, their crop yield is greater and it's of higher quality compared to cacao produced in mass production regions. The net result: better chocolate for you, and a positive, sustainable solution for a country rich in culture but poor in financial resources.





If you are like me and my family that LOVE different kinds of chocolate then you really need to try these.  I was able to review the Chocolate Flight assortment.  As you are able to see that there is an assortment of four different types of chocolate.  I love to bake, cook and create new dishes including.  I want to share with you this awesome recipe I made from their site.  I never had anything like this and my family LOVED it.



Chipotle-chocolate-steak-chili



Ingredients
  • 2 lbs tri tip steak OR beef stew meat, cut into 1” cubes
  • ½ cup flour (make it gluten free: use brown rice flour)
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped or smashed
  • 4 cups of beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon tabasco sauce
  • ¼ cup dark chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your preferences)
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 oz can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • ½ bar Honduras Chocolate Company 80% cacao chocolate, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
Toppings

Directions:

  • Mix flour, salt and black pepper together in a shallow baking dish or gallon zip lock bag.  Add meat and coat; remove excess flour and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and when hot, add meat.  Brown meat then add onion plus any remaining flour. 
  • When onion is soft, add red pepper, garlic, beef stock, tabasco and spices: chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano and cayenne pepper. 
  • Combine thoroughly then add in tomatoes, beans and chipotle peppers.  Stir to combine.  Bring to a simmer then reduce heat and allow chili to cook 2-3 hours. 
  • Add in cilantro and chocolate and serve.  Add toppings as desired.  Serves 10-12.



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Are you open to giving them a try?

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