RAW Cold Pressed Hawaiian CACAO + Hawaiian Lehua HONEY: Our signature blend of Raw Hawaiian Lehua Honey and organic Hawaiian cacao is wildly rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and beneficial enzymes. This decadent pairing makes a great nut-free (and refined sugar-free) alternative to Nutella and other chocolaty treats.
We blend our Lehua Honey with Cacao instead of Coco because of what we value is the benefits of natural ingredients. Cocoa powder and cacao powder are very similar, the only difference being that cocoa is processed at a much higher temperature (and often packaged cocoa contains added sugar and dairy). Both start out as beans from the cacao plant, which are separated from the fatty part known as cocoa butter. At harvest, cacao beans are fermented to develop flavor and texture.
Cacao powder is made from fermented beans that have not been roasted. They are processed at low temperatures and then milled into a powder. The result is a powder that’s bitter in taste and higher in nutritional content.
What makes our Cacao Honey different from all the others, is the Lehua Honey we blend into it. We have all seen raw honey crystallize, but what makes that happen is the supersaturated glucose sugars that naturally exist in Lehua Honey. You see the bees process the nectar into simple sugars based on the source of the nectar. Lehua Honey is more than 73% Dextrose sugar and less than 27% fructose sugar. This means the honey is going to crystallize quickly and smooth. Add Hawaiian Cacao to it and its just chocolate goodness.