4 Ways To Enjoy Chocolate And Cut Down On Sugar

April 29,2022

In developed countries, the leading source of waste are consumers themselves, who discard much of the food they purchase. In developing countries, insufficient cold storage and bad transportation result in food being lost before it even reaches the kitchen.

But there is even more to food waste. When banana and potato peels (and Original Beans chocolate packaging) degenerate in landfills, they can create the potent greenhouse gas methane. If you turn them into compost, they regenerate carbon into soils and become food for other organisms.


Less sugar doesn’t have to mean less chocolate. The list of chocolate’s health benefits keeps on growing and there are plenty of ways to get your chocolate fix and cut down on sugar.

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1 Go Dark
As a general rule, the higher the cocoa percentage the less sugar a chocolate bar contains. Not only do you get less sugar, the higher cocoa percentage also means more of the good stuff. Try to choose bars with at least 85% cocoa mass, we recommend:

Original Beans – Mexico Zoque 88% – The Mexican beans give the bar a delicate coconut base and expressive hints of tropical lychee.

About one of the biggest trends in craft chocolate – dark milk bars. The high cocoa content and plus the milk means that these bars are surprisingly low sugar and often contain less of the sweet stuff than many dark chocolates. Perfect for the milk chocolate addict.

2 Try Dark Milk
The high cocoa content plus the milk means that this bar is surprisingly low sugar and contains less of the sweet stuff than many dark chocolates. Perfect for the milk chocolate addict. We recommend: 

Original Beans - Femmes de Virunga 55% - Essence of roasted nuts and cappuccino inspire and empower as the Femmes de Virunga takes hold of you. 

– One of the highest percentage milk chocolates we have in stock for you.

3 Go Sugar Free With 100%
100% cacao chocolate is made from a single ingredient, cacao beans and has no added sugar whatsoever. Don’t be afraid, when made well by artisan makers, 100% chocolate has no unpleasant bitterness and is full of flavour. Cacao is a fruit just like an apple and an orange, so it also contains some natural sugar.

Original Beans – Cusco 100% – this intense dark Swiss chocolate has a perfectly smooth melt and a delicate floral sweetness, revealing a lightly perfumed profile of rose petals with a cut-grass sweetness.

4 Savour Don’t Scoff
If you ever try to eat a whole one of our chocolate bars in one sitting, thanks to the high level of flavanols you might find yourself struggling to get even half way through. We think, therefore the best way to cut down on sugar is to break off a little piece of your favourite bar and as it melts to savour the gorgeous flavours that are released...

Enjoy!

Original Beans - Femme de Virunga 55% - Essence of roasted nuts and cappuccino inspire and empower as the Femmes de Virunga takes hold of you. 
This 100% chocolate has no unpleasant bitterness and is full of flavour. Its mighty cacao from the Machu Pichu area, tastes of dried flowers and grass mark the absolute altitude of this rarest of rare Chuncho cacao, a singular offering from the lands of the mighty condor. 

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