Little Love uses the best quality raw cacao from Peru and Ecuador and processes the raw cacao beans carefully. Raw cacao means that the shell of our beans is lightly roasted for hygiene reasons while the beans' core stays raw. For conventional chocolates on the other hand, the cacao beans are roasted extensively at high temperatures and then processed further for a smoother mouthfeel (sterilisation, waltzing, conching). We firmly believe in the amazing properties of raw cacao which is full of natural nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, flavonoids and mood enhancing "love chemicals". That's why we treat our raw cacao with love and respect and process it as little as possible.
We care deeply about respecting Mother Nature who supplies all our fantastic ingredients. For us that also means that animals should not suffer for our products. And we really don't need any animal products to make our raw chocolate delicious. That's why Little Love is 100% free from animal ingredients and does not contain any milk or milk powder. Little Love is also soya free, gluten free and palm oil free. Let's enjoy our chocolate and keep our planet healthy at the same time!
All Little Love chocolates have a minimal cacao content of 60% in the chocolate part. The exact cacao percentages are: Little Love Dark Vanilla (68%), Little Love Triple Nut (69%) and Little Love Salted Toffee (63%). Find out more about our ingredients here: Chocolates
Looking for a little love in your life? You can find our Little Love chocolate in many stores of the following retailers: Albert Heijn XL (NL), Kaufland (D), Globus (D), Budni (D), Carrefour (FR) and DM (A). Use the Store locator to find out which store is closest to you or where to buy a Little Love online. Keen to sell a Little Love? Fill in our contact form or write an email to email@example.com and we will be in contact shortly.
Using Earth's gifts in a humble and mindful way not only means choosing natural ingredients but also ensuring that they are grown in a sustainable way. All of Little Love's ingredients are organic (SKAL certification 1249180). On top of this, we use Criollo cacao beans from Ecuador and Peru which are amongst the best in the world. Little Love obtains its cacao beans directly from small farmers cooperatives who often grow other crops besides cacao and do not use any pesticides.
Cacao farmers deserve a little love, too! We buy our cacao directly from the farmers' cooperatives in Ecuador and Peru without any further traders or intermediaries. This means that money does not unnecessarily get lost in the purchasing chain and allows us to make sure that our farmers receive a fair wage and are treated respectfully. One of the benefits of buying via direct trade is that more value of the whole supply chain stays locally in Ecuador and Peru. It is a very special and sensitive operation which involves close cooperation in order to fulfill our special raw process and quality requirements. Our Ecuadorian and Peruvian partners are cacao specialists with a long local history of cacao traditions and know-how which we value tremendously.
Little Love chocolate is slightly sweetened with natural coconut blossom nectar. Unlike refined sugar, coconut blossom nectar hasn't been treated with extensive bleaching, cristallising and other processing steps and actually still contains some nutrients. Coconut blossom nectar is also known to maintain a balanced blood sugar level.
Yes, Little Love packaging is totally plastic free. Out of love for the environment, all our packaging is made from certified wood cellulose from sustainable forests (PEFC and FSC).
The best-before date of our Little Love chocolates is 12 months after production. Store cool and dry.
Our aim is to restore balance in this world, little by little. Together we can spread a Little Love! Is your purpose to inspire people to live in a mindful way, be more mindful and eat more mindfully? Then we would love to learn more about you and your ideas about working together! We are looking forward to receiving an e-mail with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be in touch as soon as possible.
Palm oil and palm sugar might both come from palm trees but they are very different ingredients indeed. Basically, palm oil has a big negative environmental impact and is not particularly healthy. Palm sugar on the other hand is a very sustainable sweetener and much better for you than refined sugars. Palm oil has been and continues to be a strong driver of deforestation, destroying the habitat of already endangered species and contributing to climate change (for more info, see this great article by the WWF). On top of this, refined palm oil has been found to have negative health impacts including causing cancer when processed at high temperatures. Palm sugar is a sweetener that is made from the sap present in the flower buds of the coconut palm tree. It is known as a natural sugar because it involves minimum processing and no chemicals are used. Unlike palm oil, palm sugar is traditionally produced in a sustainable, eco-friendly way, as trees are maintained for their sap instead of being cut down. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the World Bank specifically found that coconut palm sugar is a sustainable industry, with a minimal environmental impact. In fact, according to the FAO palm sugar tapping produces a more sustainable sweetener than traditional sugar cane farming. Our specific palm sugar is coming from the Arenga Pinnata palm tree. The cool thing about this palm is that it needs forest to grow in. So income from tapping the tree for its sap means that the community leaves the forest intact and is way less likely to sell their land or communal forest to destructive palm oil companies. For our Little Love chocolates, we use the palm sugar of Red Ape from Indonesia. Red Ape palm sugar is produced in a zero-waste and earth-friendly factory, in collaboration with the Masarang Foundation. This foundation supports forest protection and reforestation, both using the Arenga Pinnata as a key element to encourage the local population to respect the forest the palms grow in, and to respect the wildlife, such as the orangutan (the Red Ape). Last but not least, just like the coconut blossom nectar we use as a sweetener, also Arenga palm sugar is known to have a low glycaemic index. A low glycaemic index indicates that the food is slowly absorbed, preventing a spike in blood sugar levels.
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