FROM THE CACAO TREE TO THE CHOCOLATE BAR.
Pure Mill Chocolate was created in 2016 by local Sunshine Coast environmental scientist and nutritionist Millie Louise. She saw a gap in the market after realising there wasn’t any chocolate bars with an emphasis on quality and sustainably, as well as health and flavour.
She studied and became captivated by the small craft makers and artisan chocolatiers. She found her passion.
And Pure Mill Chocolate was born.
WHAT WE ARE ABOUT.
Fairtrade and Organic.
It’s important that our chocolates are produced fairly and sustainably. That means no poverty or child labour. We pay premium prices for high-quality ingredients. And as our business continues to grow, we plan to work directly with our hard-working farmers in the San Martin Province.
Unique Crafting Methods.
Craft chocolate is good quality chocolate made from scratch. We complete our chocolate making process with our own individual and unique methods. This includes keeping our processing minimal and heat-treating light, developing precise temperatures and timings to extract and enhance our personal flavour. We keep it old school and hand temper all our bars.
Today, you can find cacao trees across the world, but the cacao tree originated in the rainforests of the Amazon basin. We decided to work with a native, certified organic, ethically traded, raw Criollo variety from the Amazon Region of Tarapoto, in the San Martin Province of northern Peru. This is considered to be the finest flavoured, with rounded fruit and floral notes. We agree.
Chocolate as Medicine.
Historically, chocolate has been used to treat a wide variety of problems. Curanderos (traditional healers) give chocolate drinks to cure bronchitis, sore throats, anaemia, gastrointestinal illnesses and even overworked brains. Chocolate is very high in health-giving antioxidants, lowering blood pressure and preventing heart disease.
In Panama, Kuna Indians drink five or more cups of chocolate each day to prevent incidence of heart disease and cancer.
Chocolate releases endorphins which boost your mood, enhances cognitive function and even strengthens your teeth. Industrial chocolate manufacturers use low-quality beans and add tons of sugar, turning this functional, health-boosting food into junk food. We take pride in only making healthy chocolate bars, which are organic, vegan, paleo, low GI, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, refined sugar-free.
Because we believe everyone should be eating chocolate that’s good for you.
Pure Mill Chocolates are crafted locally on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Want to know more about our chocolates? Email email@example.com