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Swedish Rawchokladfabriken is the only manufacturer in Sweden to produce raw chocolate products, which are vegan and free from nuts, gluten, dairy, soy and egg. On the 4th-6th of September artisan chocolatiers are exhibiting in the UK for the first time, at the Speciality Chocolate Fair, which is set within the Speciality & Fine Food Fair, at Olympia in London – and Rawchokladfabriken will be amongst them.
"Raw chocolate is produced in a different way to how most people think ‘regular’ chocolate bars are made", says Lovisa Andersson, Head Rawchocolatista and one of the founders of Rawchokladfabriken, which is situated in Arvika in the Värmland county of Sweden.
"To make ‘regular’ chocolate the cocao beans are roasted at high temperatures and often the final product will contain refined sugar, milk powder and various additives. When we make our raw chocolate we use a different process to this. We only use dried beans instead of roasted, which means our chocolate contains more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants than 'regular' chocolate – thus creating a new type of chocolate taste. Additionally, we use coconut sugar in our products, which is more nutritious and lower on the glycemic index than more commonly used sugars."
All of Rawchokladfabriken's chocolate products are made from dried and gently stone-ground organic Criollo cacao beans from Peru. Their chocolate bars include exciting flavours such as Mulberry Vanilla, Maca Guarana, Popped Amaranth, Mint Nibs, Icelandic Sea Salt and the Raw Chocolate Original 73%.
Raw food and its high nutritional value is recognised by an increasing amount of people in the UK. Rawchokladfabriken are looking to connect with organic supermarkets, health food stores, raw food cafés and restaurants, as well as retailers, distribution partners and influencers in the raw food and vegan movement.
Lovisa Andersson says:
"We'd like to invite everyone who's curious about raw chocolate to visit us at stand number 2616. All our products are organic and contain only natural ingredients. They have many health benefits, but most importantly they taste good! Come and see us and try it for yourself."
Rawchokladfabriken Scandinavia AB
Köpmangatan 12, 67131 ARVIKA, SWEDEN
Phone +46 (0) 570 123 30
Contact person: Lovisa Andersson
Mobile: +46 (0)730 694 993