Bean-to-bar chocolate is made directly from cacao beans with whatever sweetener you like. The bean-to-bar chocolate makers make all the steps from start to finish. And they don’t use artificial flavors or preservatives in their products. This type of chocolate is different from traditional chocolates because it has a higher quality and flavor. It also usually has less sugar than other types of chocolates.
Bean-to-bar chocolates are also known as single origin chocolates because they are made from beans grown in a single location, usually within 100 miles of where they are processed.
Many artisan chocolate makers throughout the world already use the Bean-to-Bar technique of chocolate production.
This method of chocolate production is more expensive than other methods, but it produces a higher quality product because it uses pure cocoa beans that are fermented and roasted they are used to make the chocolate. Unlike mass-produced chocolates that use cocoa in powdered form, a little cacao butter, along with lecithin and other additives.
What Makes Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Special?
From the cacao tree that takes about three years to grow, and it can take up to two years for the beans to mature enough for harvest and for processing. The process of making chocolate is not as simple as one might think. The beans that go into a bar of chocolate come from single-origin farms all over the world and are grown in different climates, which affects the taste and texture of the chocolate on each type of chocolate bar. These places where beans are sourced have always been added to the packaging label.
Some premium chocolate lovers enjoy a whole new experience with these bean-to-bar chocolates.
How Do You Know if Your Chocolate is Bean-to-Bar?
"Knowing your chocolate maker"
This is simple. Take a quick glance at the back of the packaging. By looking at the ingredients list on the packaging and checking if it says “cocoa” or “cocoa liquor” instead of just “chocolate” plus the sweetener normally sugar cane, others use sugar-free like monk fruit sweetener.
The quality of the chocolate product depends on the quality of the cocoa beans. There are many ways to confirm that the cocoa in your chocolate is from bean-to-bar, but you have to be careful not to fall for a scam.
Knowing your chocolate maker would be great and one of the best ways. He or she will let you in on every detail of the bean-to-bar chocolate he created.
We may now enjoy the finest chocolates thanks to the growing number of artisan chocolate makers that use this method of excellent chocolate production.
There are many reasons why people choose to eat bean-to-bar chocolate. Some of them are health concerns, ethical concerns, and taste.
Health: Bean-to-bar chocolate is known to be healthier than other types of chocolate because it has less sugar and the fat is the premium one as it’s pure cocoa butter.
Ethical: People who buy bean-to-bar chocolate feel better about themselves knowing that they are supporting the farmers financially and helping them produce a quality product.
Taste: Bean-to-bar chocolate tastes better because the beans come from the same region as the cocoa beans which affects the flavor profile.