STEP 1

Source

We source 100% organic beans from leading farms and collectives in South and Central America, supporting fair trade and sustainability practices as much as possible. Beans arrive in giant 60kg (134lb) bags, requiring the strength of two to carry from truck to storage.

STEP 2

Roast

Roasting cacao beans at specific temperatures reduces acidity and brings out the true chocolate flavor. Just like roasted coffee beans, crunch a few in your mouth and you’ll be delighted at how much closer to chocolate they taste than the raw beans.

STEP 3

Winnow

Winnowing is a process that separates the cacao nibs inside of the bean from the outer shell. Harnessing the natural forces of gravity and some powered suction we end up using 80% of each cacao bean to make chocolate.

STEP 4

Grind

It takes 3 days of grinding to transform roasted cacao nibs into luscious chocolate. Cacao nibs are 54% fat (a.k.a. cacao butter) and 46% cacao solids, so after a few minutes of grinding, the cacao nibs turn into paste and then into liquid. Lots of grinding is required for cacao nibs and added sweeteners to yield the luxurious sensation everyone loves when chocolate melts on the tongue.

STEp 5

Temper

Once the chocolate has become a smooth liquid, we must bring it to a specific temperature in a special machine called a temperer, which is where the magical crystals in the cocoa butter turn the liquid chocolate into a solid – tempering is the critical step to making bars with the perfect breaking point, the snap you feel when you break off a square of chocolate.

STEp 6

Mould

Knowing exactly when to mold chocolate is more art than science – chocolate is dependent on a host of factors including its internal temperature, air temperature, the humidity and equipment. Pouring chocolate into a mold is not as easy as it looks – you have less than a minute to mold it into our branded square shape before the chocolate starts to harden.

STEP 7

Package

Every single chocolate bar and square is carefully packaged by hand – first, we wrap the bars in gold foil to preserve the chocolate and then we enclose them in our custom-designed envelopes that ensures their quality and flavor are preserved for you to enjoy.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

The Good Chocolate & GiGi Ashworth: GiGi's Birthday Bake Off

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 GIGI’S BIRTHDAY BAKEOFF \”Contest\”) begins on TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2019 AT 9AM PST and ends on THURSDAY, JUNE 18TH AT 9PM PST (the \”Promotion Period\”). The sponsor of this Contest is THE GOOD CHOCOLATE (“Sponsor”). By participating in the Contest, 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 Contest. Entrants should look solely to Sponsor with any questions, comments or problems related to the Contest. 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 Contest 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 Contest 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 one (1) 3-month subscription to 14 bars of The Good Chocolate, including shipping, and one (1) She Does Keto cookbook by Gigi Ashworth (approximate retail value or “ARV”: $270.00)

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 Contest 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 Contest during the Promotion Period online by visiting the entry form, which can be found on the following website at https://www.thegoodchocolate.com/gigis-bakeoff/ and emailing the cake recipe to gigisbakeoff@gmail.com

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