"The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain"
"Of course his prediction couldn't actually come true until there was Spooning Chocolate!"
Cocoa Canard came out of our passion for wanting rich delicious gluten free chocolate desserts. We were not completely happy with what existed in the marketplace, so we set out to create a gluten free chocolate dessert line which featured high quality chocolate as the star ingredient. The first product we are launching is our Cocoa Canard Spooning Chocolate, a dairy free and gluten free gourmet hot chocolate (a line of chocolate baked goods will follow).
In creating our Spooning Chocolate we wanted to bring back the traditional idea of serving hot melted chocolate simply in water, but we wanted to create a creamy drink utilizing the advancements of conching and blending of ingredients that now exist. Combining the old world idea with new world techniques allowed for the creation of our current creamy dairy free yet non-bitter hot chocolate drink. And just add 2-3 of our chocolate pastilles in a cup of coffee for the finest Cafe Mocha of your life!
Our product is denser, richer, and more concentrated than a large mug of hot chocolate because sometimes you just want that deep rich chocolate taste and not a whole cup of cocoa. It is just perfect after meals or a nice little afternoon delight.
Spooning Chocolate is also very unique in that it is one of the only hot chocolates that exists which uses Fair Trade chocolate and is Dairy Free, Gluten Free, GMO free, and Soy Free using sunflower lecithin!! Our current packaging does not yet reflect this updated info, but will over time.
What's convenient about Spooning Chocolate is that you can add it to a small amount of water right in the cup and don't have to bother cooking it in a pan on the stove. We also created wonderful Spooning Mugs so people could slow down and enjoy our dairy free hot chocolate drink with a spoon and extend the moment of this most satisfying chocolate pleasure. It's a ritual that you will absolutely love.
We use a combination of high quality beans including the expensive flavorful Criollo. The beans are artfully aged and then slow roasted and blended in small batches using real vanilla, not an extract, to create a rich complex range of flavors with hints of caramel, cinnamon, and hazelnut among others. When high quality chocolate is warmed and isn't overwhelmed by the presence of other ingredients, it's rich, earthy, sensual qualities magically come to the forefront. If you haven't had hot chocolate like this, you haven't had chocolate! It is considered one of the purest and finest drinking chocolates you will ever experience.
The BBC aired a report that showed that melted hot chocolate on the tongue was actually better than a passionate kiss! The volunteer's brains were monitored while they first melted chocolate in their mouths and then kissed. Hot chocolate caused a more intense and longer lasting "buzz" than kissing.
The research was carried out by Dr David Lewis, formerly of the University of Sussex, and now of the Mind Lab. Dr Lewis said: "There is no doubt that hot chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz. "A buzz that, in many cases, lasted four times as long as the most passionate kiss."
He said substances in chocolate were already known to have a psychoactive effect, but that allowing it to melt on your tongue could be the secret to maximizing the buzz. The study also found that as the chocolate started melting, all regions of the brain received a boost far more intense and longer lasting than the excitement seen with kissing.
Spooning Chocolate is not just a seasonal product. Unlike a big mug of hand-warming hot chocolate, this is a smaller amount of liquid at a lower temperature like an Espresso. A small amount of warm melted dark hot chocolate after a meal or anytime is perfect year round....not just for cold winters.
In time we will be launching our other chocolate gluten free dessert items and you can sign up on our mailing list if you would like to be notified. We would love to hear from you so please feel free to write or call at any time to share your thoughts.
28 Mountain View Ave.
San Rafael, CA. 94901