I’ve been on a journey towards all things healthy this year. This journey has taken me on a search for healthy alternatives to everything, be it food or skincare. While you can find and make enough savoury snacks, finding a healthy snack to satiate your sweet tooth can become a tough task. So following my search, I came across this brand called BeeTee’s Melt Chocolates. It produces artisan dark and milk chocolates that are free from preservatives, refined sugar and even offer vegan options.
BeeTee’s Melt source their cacao from the cacao fields of Vietnam and Kerela, the best in the world. They work closely with the farmers. The beans are then fermented in wooden crates with banana leaves. Their chocolates are completely handcrafted, gluten-free and soy-free. A great option for vegans in India and abroad. Then the beans are sun-dried till they are moisture-free. Then the beans are roasted and cooled to get the gooey chocolate liquor. Then this goodness of cacao butter and liquid chocolate is tempered to perfection to get the wondrous and delicious chocolate bars.
The reason, why I prefer dark chocolate over any other sweet, is the health benefits of dark chocolates. A good quality dark chocolate is very nutritious. It is fibrous and is rich in several minerals, namely magnesium, zinc and copper! Also, dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants. It helps in improving insulin sensitivity but it is to be noted that dark chocolates contain sugar too and that can be hazardous to some if had more than a nominal amount.
So, let’s take a look at what these artisan chocolate bars from BeeTee’s Melt are all about-
BEETEE’S MELT 54% COCONUT MILK CHOCOLATE
Ingredients- Coconut Milk, Cacao Beans, Cacao Butter and Coconut Sugar.
My favourite of the lot, this coconut milk chocolate from BeeTee’s has my heart. The flavours of coconut and cacao mix as they belong together. The taste is decadent and the bar leaves you wanting for more. The best part, it’s vegan and free of refined sugar. What else can a health freak ask for?
BEETEE’S MELT 72% DARK CHOCOLATE WITH PALM SUGAR
Ingredients- Cacao Beans, Palm Sugar and Cacao Butter.
I am not a huge fan of dark chocolate, but this dark chocolate has palm sugar which has a lower glycemic index than refined sugar or honey. A definite plus for diabetics, and heart patients. So, this wouldn’t be a bad choice for a stress buster.
BEETEE’S MELT 48% MILK CHOCOLATE
Ingredients- Cacao Beans, Brown Sugar, Cacao Butter and Milk
BeeTee’s 48% Milk Chocolate has quite a distinct taste, it’s rich, creamy, and unlike other milk chocolates, not too sweet. It is made with muscovado sugar, so it is quite rich in antioxidants, so this too is a good option for a light bite for heart patients.
About the brand-
BeeTee’s Melt as a brand was conceived by Thamarai. She has always had a passion for food. At 21, she began making chocolate using couverture which is baking chocolate. This bored her and soon she taught herself to make chocolate from scratch and later also completed an international course in chocolate making.
Her chocolates gained a cult following with her friends and family and thus BeeTee’s Melt was born. #WomenEntrepreneur
What is your favourite dark chocolate? Have you tried these chocolates? If yes, tell me how you like them in the comments below! If not, what are you waiting for? Go check them out now!