What do you do as a follow-up act when you're a high-powered trader on Wall Street? Start making chocolate might not be the most obvious answer to this question. But, fortunately for us, this is just what Alak Vasa, founder of Elements Truffles (Kearny, NJ) did.*
Today's 70% cacao Peppermint infused with Lavender bar was made with raw cacao butter, raw honey, raw cacao powder, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, organic lavender flowers, and Himalayan sea salt.
This relaxing, but invigorating (is this possible?) chocolate was firm, but not fully tempered. (It did not break with a hard snap.) Lavender buds and oil were well balanced with the mint and provided a natural tasting, balanced floral and herbal experience. The chocolate had a pleasing lavender finish, and was designed to support Vata and Pitta ayurveda doshas.
Loved that it was not ultra-sweet. The amount of honey used was just right, and didn't overpower the other elements/inclusions.
*25% of proceeds go towards education of underprivileged children.