Food of the Gods raw chocolate is handmade in small batches in West Cornwall using raw, organic and fairtrade cacao from Peru. The chocolate is made using the sought after criollo bean, which is revered for its fine taste and delicate earthy notes. The chocolate is made simply using the cacao bean and a small amount of date syrup. No refined sugar, dairy, fats, oils, soya or emulsifiers are added. This creates a rich, dark and intense chocolate that is designed to be savoured.
Food of the Gods takes our ethical responsibilities seriously. We only use organic and fair trade cacao which is sustainably grown and sourced ethically. Our cacao is grown using ‘agroforestry’ techniques, where the cocoa trees are planted alongside native plants, under the canopy of the rainforest. This method ensures that the cocoa grows in its natural environment, which means that there is no need for the use of fertilisers or pesticides. The cacao is certified organic from the organic food federation.
We also have a plastic free policy in all of our packaging, which is 100% compostable. Food of the gods has also set up a packaging composting scheme in our home town of St Just, where we are able to collect and compost not only our own packaging, but also that from several local businesses. This is a scheme that we hope to expand to other parts of Cornwall in time.
Food of the Gods offers several different varieties of chocolate including a delicious spiced Orange chocolate with cinnamon and nutmeg and a date and Seasalt chocolate using local salt from Cornish sea salt Co. We also produce a milk chocolate using coconut milk which makes all of our chocolate suitable for vegan diets.