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Lucuma

Lucuma

Every ingredient we use in our bars is nutritious.  We want our delicious cacao bars to nourish our bodies as well as being a healthy treat.  We chose to put Lucuma in all of our bars for its delicious tase as well as its amazing health benefits. Lucuma is native to...

Things we love about our California bar

Things we love about our California bar

1. The inspiration The inspiration for this flavour came from a road trip around parts of California - see part 5 of this blog.  California is a state located the western part of USA.  Although it is known for its lovely warm weather, the size of the region...

Our amazing sweetener, Palmyra Blossom Nectar

Our amazing sweetener, Palmyra Blossom Nectar

At Meraki Cacao, we believe that every ingredient that goes into our bars should do something good for our bodies.  We were looking for an alternative to refined sugar and after lots of research we came across the most amazing sweeter, Palmyra Blossom Nectar. We...

Things we love about our Aztec bar

Things we love about our Aztec bar

The inspiration Did you know that the origins of drinking chocolate started as long ago as 500 B.C.? Cacao originated in central and south America and the Mayans, (indigenous people of Mexico) would make a drink from it.  The Mayans would grind up cacao beans with...

Why we use raw cacao in our bars

Why we use raw cacao in our bars

At Meraki Cacao, it’s our aim to create a delicious treat using healthy ingredients. We choose to use raw cacao nibs as our main ingredient, which we stone grind before creating our bars.  Cacao, pronounced ‘Ka-Cow’, has been revered for centuries by the...

Eco Friendly Packaging

Eco Friendly Packaging

At Meraki Cacao, it's important that our packaging is as environmentally as possible. Our bars are wrapped in oxo-degradable bubble wrap. This is a more environmentally friendly form of cushion packaging, and is 100% recyclable. This bubble wrap is treated with...

Cacao Chia Pudding

Cacao Chia Pudding

This is.such an easy recipe to do. It’s absolutely delicious and guilt free...Chia seeds are packed full of protein and fibre. Soaking them over night makes them swell up and makes the mixture thick and luxurious. The cacao, raspberry, rose hip and sea buckthorn...

Who loves a good brownie?

Who loves a good brownie?

Easy Vegan Brownies Do you like eating brownies as much as we do? Then try and make our fabulous vegan brownie recipe. These deliciously gooey brownies are very easy and quick to make.  You can make them with any flavour of our bars.  We used Turkish Nights to get...

Is it chocolate or not?

Is it chocolate or not?

Now that is the question! When we originally set out to make this product, we thought we were making raw chocolate. All the processes involved in making our product are very similar to those making raw chocolate, however what we didn’t account for was the legislation...

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

I'm always asked what the word 'Meraki' means and how did I choose it, so here goes!  The word 'Meraki' can be used as a verb or an a adverb.  It's actually a Greek word, which was derived from the Turkish word 'Merak'.  This translates as a labour of...