Our bean to bar chocolates

Every cocoa bean is unique. Depending on the origin, the climate , the soil and the bacteria fermentation, each cocoa has its own story to tell. Like Michelangelo would say ‘The sculpture is already there present in the marble block, before I start my work’ .

Besides our craftsmanship and technology, the farmers are te true heroes.

Through the unique adventure of cocoa, we decided to provide each chocolate with it’s unique cocoa passport for an even more personalized experience. Aligned with a philosophical quote which makes the customer reflect and a hidden compliment for your gratitude. All these experiences sealed in a luxury coffret values the story from nature to client.

Our collections in detail

Origine Pure

A range consisting of cocoa beans selected worldwide for their specific qualities with attention to the well-being of cocoa farmers. Cocoa beans from :

This beautiful collection consists solely of cocoa beans. A low roast, followed by delicate process, results in an inspiring creation

Origine Dark

A sweet variant of the “Origine Pure”
Sweetened with our own metabolically friendly and innovative sweetener combination.

Available with cocoa from :

A slow roast, followed by a long processing. This results in a surprising creation.

Origine Vanille

A unique concept of Chef Vincent Bulteel.
Vanilla origins ground into chocolate from :

Enriched with octanoic acid (coconut) and our collagen complex.
An exceptional fresh chocolate where unseen vanilla notes result in sublime creations.

Ingredient Philosophy

Our vanilla and origine dark chocolates contain the following ingredients, added with a reason

  • Caprylic acid (C8)

    derived from coconut: other than long chain fatty acids, MCT’s (medium chain triglycerides) bypass the gastrointestinal tract completely and go straight to the liver for ketone production. It’s also called ‘the glucose of the fats’. There are eleven different fatty acids in coconut.  Four of them are MCT’s: Caproic acid ( C6), Caprylic acid (C8), Capric acid (C10) and Lauric acid(C12). C12 is technically an MCT but the body processes it like a long chain fatty acid. While fasting or eating a fasting mimicking diet like a low carbohydrate or keto-diet the body becomes catabolic (breakdown) and will naturally start to create ketone bodies in the liver. There are 3 main types of ketone bodies: First the body will make Acetoacetate ( AcAc), it will then turn it into the Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) and when there is enough BHB the rest will explode into Acetone which we exhale or urinate.  C8 is the most bio-available to create ketones in the liver and will give the body an extra boost. Once fat adapted, even in a state of catabolism, BHB is muscle protective. that’s why you should not fast when you’re not fat adapted because of the increased muscle loss (turning muscle protein into glucose).

  • Collagen

    after water, collagen is the most abundant nutrient in the body. It makes up 35% of the whole bodies protein content. After the age of 25 we reduce the production of our own collagen, therefore exogenous collagen is so critical for longevity. It is needed for bile production (33% glycine) to metabolise fat, skin elasticity and repair, your bones are 60% minerals but 90% of the protein matrix in your bones is collagen,… Our diet lacks of collagen because today we mainly eat muscle meat that is high in an amino acid methionine and low in glycine. To counter Methionine, glycine is needed. Collagen is rich in Glycine, proline, hydroxyproline amino acids.

  • Thaumatin

    an African fruit, a protein that the body metabolises as any other protein, therefore it leaves no trace like other sweeteners and is completely safe.
    This sweetener has a sweetness index of 3000 (compared to sucrose /table sugar).

  • D-Ribose

    Unlike glucose, which has a high glycemic index of 100, ribose has a negative glycemic index. In fact, ribose lowers plasma sugar levels, unlike 6-carbon sugars (table sugar)!  Thus, while ribose is pharmacologically an anti-sugar and does not contain any glucose or fructose , it must be listed in Supplements Facts as a sugar. Chemically it is a sugar but functionally it does not act like a sugar because it is a 5-carbon sugar. Ribose is naturally created in our body, it is an absolute requirement to make ATP, which is our cells major energy molecule. When cellular ATP is low our cells are sick and cannot function. They cannot take care of their “housekeeping “ functions; they can’t make enzymes or muscle proteins or maintain their cell membrane ion gradients. In fact, low ATP levels can lead to cell death and premature aging. D-ribose also improves fatigue syndrome and fybromyalgia.

  • Erythritol

    Is a natural alcohol sugar with a 4 carbon molecules. It is quite different from other alcohol sugars and is very safe. With only 6% of the calories of sugar, it still contains 70% of the sweetness. It essentially goes safely through your system untouched, with zero metabolisation because the body can’t break it down. There is no change in blood sugar or insulin levels when consuming erythritol because it has a glycemic index (GI) of only 1 (unlike glucose which has a GI of 100).

Scientific studies