The pressing of organic cocoa liquor produces two fractions in near equal parts - organic cocoa butter and organic cocoa cake (used to create cocoa powder).
In the food industry, cocoa butter is an important ingredient used in the production of chocolate to create shelf-stable chocolates with optimum viscosity, mouthfeel and melt-point. In the personal care industry, organic cocoa butter helps create nourishing, luxurious lotions, face creams and lip balms that are solid on the shelf, but soften when applied to the skin.
Ciranda offers both natural and deodorized CocoaRica® organic cocoa butter in blocks, disc wafers and kibbles. Natural cocoa butter has a mild cocoa flavor and aroma, while deodorized cocoa butter is aroma and flavor neutral with a paler color.
Fair trade cocoa butter is available upon request.