The Loving Earth Chocolate range contains no cane sugar or dairy and is suitable for vegans, it is essentially uncooked, unprocessed chocolate in its pure rich essential form sweetened with agave syrup (a natural low GI sweetener). It is a wickedly decadent healthy treat. The cacao beans are not roasted and this means that their wealth of phytonutrients are fully intact. Loving Earth Raw chocolate has been independently tested by Southern Cross University to have up to 2 times the antioxidants of conventionally processed chocolate.
No Bake 'Nutella' Slice from Loving Earth
Pulse the hazelnuts in a food processer or high-powered blender until finely crushed.
Add the raw cacao powder, coconut sugar, hazelnut extract and coconut butter. Blend until everything it is mixed, if needed, adding a little more coconut butter.
Gently press the mixture into a lined tray and pop in the freezer for 15 minutes.
For the Ganache:
Whisk the cacao powder and coconut butter together. When smooth pour ganache over base.
Sprinkle with coconut sugar and re-freeze slice for 30 minutes.
Loving Earth, a story of Scott's passion...
Loving Earth’s story begins in rural India where founding director Scott Fry had been living on an all fruit diet, studying yoga, and working with the local Adivasi people on an organic farming project. Agriculture was quickly losing its footing as viable source of income for the local community, which saw farmers selling their top soil to brickmakers. Scoot realised after reading David Suzuki’s From Naked Ape to Superspecies that what these rural communities needed was a strong brand in the marketplace.
Finding a way to support these people meant finding ways of commercialising their commodities in a way that not only honoured them, but also allowed them to do what they've been doing for thousands of years. Scott went on to Mexico, working with an indigenous Mayan co-operative to help them find a market for their coffee and cacao. It started to become apparent that the only real asset many of these communities had in the modern world were these crops that their ancestors had domesticated.
Three years later Scott was back in Melbourne, broke and with a child on the way, but full of inspiration. Loving Earth began in 2007. It took off quickly, Scott found “that people were looking for products which could fulfill these values and we've been running to try and keep up with demand ever since!”
Loving Earth is a Melbourne based company dedicated to sourcing and manufacturing the highest quality organic, fairly traded and wild crafted functional foods available. They work with small producer communities around the world to provide healthy, sustainable & fair ingredients, which Loving Earth uses to handcraft their unique range of raw chocolate bars. Having established long-term relationships with several indigenous cooperatives, their aim is to help them add as much value as possible to their raw products at the point of origin.
Coconut sugar is a delicious, mineral rich low GI sweetener with a rich toffee-like flavour. Produced from coconut palm blossoms, certified organic, minimally processed and unfiltered. 500g.
Organic raw cacao powder is a versatile super food packed with healthy antioxidants, nutrients and magnesium. Made from an heirloom variety of Peruvian cacao by cold pressing raw nibs to preserve the vitality. Use in smoothies, warm drinks or as a cocoa substitute in any recipe. 500g.
Organic raw coconut butter extracted without heat and packaged in a reusable glass jar. Creamy and more 'buttery' than other coconut oils due to the cold extraction process. It is ideal for cooking as it has a high smoke point, or can be added to your favourite dessert or smoothie for a tasty dose of healthy fats. 500ml.