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Bean-to-Bar Quality Chocolate

We choose to make bean to bar chocolate not because it is easy but because it is hard.

STEP 1

Source

Our dark chocolate flavor with complex fruit notes all starts with the cacao bean. We searched for the perfect blend of bean varieties whose flavors pair with our sweeteners to make zero sugar chocolate taste luscious, creamy and satisfying. We source our Cacao from organically certified farms in South and Central America, and the Caribbean, and support sustainable practices and economic development as much as possible. Beans arrive by container ship in giant 50kg (110lb) bags in the port of Oakland, which we transfer to our warehouse until it’s time to roast.

STEP 2

Roast

There’s nothing like the overwhelming sensation and smell of Cacao roasting in our factory. Similar to coffee roasting, we roast our cacao beans in small 10kg batches at just the perfect temperature to reduce acidity and nurture a true chocolate flavor. Cacao beans are a superfood because they are the seeds of the cocoa pod – and the source of antioxidants and polyphenols – and must be roasted with care.

STEP 3

Winnow

A cacao bean is 80% cocoa nib and 20% shell. Like wheat, the shell needs to be removed and the “kernel” (the cacao nib), preserved for chocolate making. The cacao nib is the source of all the goodness of chocolate … the complex flavors, the rich cocoa butter, and cocoa solids, including antioxidants. Winnowing is a process whereby gravity pulls the cacao nib down, and a vacuum powered suction pulls the shell upwards, leaving us with the precious nibs – and finally ready to make chocolate.

STEP 4

Grind

We grind cacao nibs and sweeteners for 3 days in large melangers to transform roasted cacao nibs into luscious chocolate. Cacao nibs are 54% fat (a.k.a. cacao butter) and 46% cacao solids, so it takes hours of grinding to turn the cacao nibs into a paste and finally into a liquid (called chocolate “liquor”). The grinders keep working to make the chocolate molecules small enough to yield that luxurious sensation everyone loves when chocolate melts on the tongue.

STEp 5

Temper

The magic happens here. Once the chocolate has become a smooth liquid, we bring it to a specific temperature in a special machine called a “temperer”. This is where the crystal structures in cocoa butter align to transform the chocolate liquid into a solid. It’s the critical step to bars with a perfect breaking point – the snap you feel when you break off a piece of chocolate.

STEp 6

Mould

Hurry! We have about 1 minute to pour chocolate into our custom molds and shape them into bars before they start to harden. There are a host of factors like internal temperature, air temperature, and humidity that can affect the process. Chocolate is more art than science!

STEP 7

Package

Every single chocolate bar and square is carefully inspected for quality before it is packaged by hand. Our bars are wrapped in recyclable gold foil to preserve the chocolate and then enclosed in special custom-designed paper envelopes to protect them and preserve their quality and flavor. Our squares are placed in special pouches made in part from recycled paper, with a unique lining that extends their shelf life.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

HALLOWEEN SWEEPSTAKES 2020

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.

1. PROMOTION DESCRIPTION

The HEALTHY HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY \”Sweepstakes\”) begins on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2020 AT 8AM PST and ends on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16TH AT 9PM PST  (the \”Promotion Period\”). The sponsor of this Sweepstakes is THE GOOD CHOCOLATE, YES BAR, OCHO CANDY, and PUFFWORKS (“Sponsors”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding in all respects. Sponsor is responsible for the collection, submission or processing of Entries and the overall administration of the Sweepstakes. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor may be reached by email at help@goodchocolate.com during the Promotion Period.

2. ELIGIBILITY:

Open to legal residents of the UNITED STATES who are at least 18 YEARS OR OLDER (the \”Entrant\”). Sponsor, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees (the \”Promotion Entities\”), are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize. Household Members and Immediate Family Members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. “Immediate Family Members” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law. 

3. PRIZES: 

GRAND PRIZE: ONE (1) WINNER WILL RECEIVE 18 Good Chocolate Squares and 2 bean-to-bar chocolate bars, 12 single serve bags (1 case) of Puffworks Organic Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs, OCHO Candy prize pac, 18 YES Bars (6 Dark Chocolate Chip bars, 6 Salted Maple Pecan bars & 6 Macadamia Chocolate bars (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $300.00)

Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Gift cards and gift certificates are subject to the terms and conditions of the issuer. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Sponsor’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Sponsor makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Sponsor will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.  This Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the UNITED STATES and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize. 

4. HOW TO ENTER:

Enter the Sweepstakes during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form, which can be found on the following website at http://thegoodchocolate.com/halloween-sweepstakes/

 Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant’s Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Sponsor’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Sweepstakes

5. WINNER SELECTION:

The Winner(s) of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted about 24 HOURS after the Promotion Period by Sponsor or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.

6. WINNER NOTIFICATION:

Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided in the Entry Information approximately 48 HOURS after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Sponsor within 72 HOURS of notification. Sponsor is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \”the Prize Claim Documents\”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Sponsor.

7. PRIVACY:

Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of the Sponsor posted at https://app.termly.io/document/privacy-policy/54b61f19-e59d-4cb6-b67b-0059d9312a71. By entering the Sweepstakes, you grant Sponsor permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the other Sweepstakes Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY:

Sponsor assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Sweepstakes; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Sweepstakes; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant’s or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Sweepstakes or download of any materials in the Sweepstakes. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes in whole or in part. In such event, Sponsor shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Sponsor reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Sponsor. Sponsor and Released Parties shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Sweepstakes. 

9. SOCIAL NETWORK DISCLAIMER

An Instagram account may be required to enter. If you don’t already have an Instagram account, visit www.instagram.com to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Instagram. By participating via the Instagram platform, participants are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES:

To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to THE GOOD CHOCOLATE, INSTAGRAM SWEEPSTAKES & CONTESTS, 25 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134. Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than 2 weeks after the Promotion Period has ended. 

11. PRIMARY SPONSOR:

THE GOOD CHOCOLATE

25 LELAND AVE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134

HELP@GOODCHOCOLATE.COM

12. ADMINISTRATOR

THE GOOD CHOCOLATE

25 LELAND AVE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94134

HELP@GOODCHOCOLATE.COM