By Red Thalhammer
Here at Antidote, we say that the true name for chocolate is sharing the flavors AND it’s incredible benefits with the world. So what elevates Antidote and separates it from the crowd? We’re here to tell you!
High on Cacao, Low on Sugar
We believe in decadent taste with powerful nutrients, which means high cacao content and low sugar. It's delicious, powerful and guilt-free. Our top priority is full flavor with preserving the power of the bean and preserving antioxidants like flavonols and magnesium.
Direct Trade Relationships with Farmer Co-Operatives
Direct trade means no middleman – we order from co-operatives and other farmers directly to their conditions. Knowing each other face to face makes it all more gratifying and creates a higher level of accountability between us. Because we rely on them to deliver the highest quality and to receive our cacao in time as most of the cacao we order is custom prepared for Antidote!
High Attention to Detail
The magic and the devil is in the details! And in chocolate making there are so many ways to mess up in every step – from the bean to the bar. 🍫 That means we are constantly obsessing over things that most of you won’t notice but that’s what it takes! From perfecting flavors to making engaging packaging we love diving into the details!
Only whole and pure ingredients
One of the main Antidote pinnacles 🌿 Because whole and unadulterated quality ingredients have the best flavor and nutrition. Whether it’s cacao, sugar, spices… That is why we rather use whole cane sugar than sugar alternatives, bits and pieces of real spices rather than essential oils. All in respect to depth of flavor and the power of nutrients from whole ingredients.
We create, develop, and innovate
Differentiation and new ideas is what makes this fun! Taking pride in creating, and innovating original flavors, packaging and processes. Antidote was born with the principles in mind that chocolate is a delicious and fun mood booster, stress lifter and energizer. As a creative, I thrive on ideas and then become obsessed – like in the case of Antidote. That’s how it started!
Little cacao butter added, the power is in the beans!
Beans naturally consist of approximately 50% cacao butter. 🌿We keep added cacao butter very low for two reasons: A full and rich cacao aroma and for the power and cacao benefits. Trust your tastebuds! The benefits are in the whole beans, and not in the cacao butter!!
Our flavors are created with time and perfected over time.
We are all about flavor. We can spend up to two years at times to create a flavor and to find the perfect complementing flavor pairing. Using real chunks of fruits and spices – from coffee to mango and juniper berries. Choosing ingredients with precision and working closely with our Ecuadorian partners to perfect every stage of our ingredients preparation and production process!