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How Stimulating: Coffee vs. Chocolate vs. Tea

When considering daily indulgences, few experiences rival the comforting warmth of a cup of coffee, the decadent delight of chocolate, or the

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Happy 10 Years of Living Lotus!

Happy 10-year anniversary to us! After a full decade of making delicious desserts, Living Lotus Chocolate has blossomed (pun intended) into something

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WHAT IS CACAO FRUIT?

We make our bean to bar chocolate straight from the cacao bean. This means before each cacao bean reaches us it starts its life as part of a cacao

THE CRUEL SIDE OF CHOCOLATE & CACAO: PART 3

The cacao industry has always struggled with human rights concerns related to the farming and  harvesting of cacao. As a solution to this issue, the

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THE CRUEL SIDE OF CHOCOLATE & CACAO: PART 2

The cacao industry has always struggled with human rights concerns related to the farming and  harvesting of cacao. As a solution to this issue,

THE CRUEL SIDE OF CHOCOLATE & CACAO: PART 1

The cacao industry has always struggled with human rights concerns related to the farming and  harvesting of cacao. As a solution to this issue, the

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US

Happy 9 Years of Living Lotus! It’s been nine years of recipe testing, creation tasting, and chocolate making. We are so grateful for the

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WHAT IS CACAO BUTTER?

We asked our Living Lotus community what they’d like to learn about chocolate, and the most common questions were about cacao butter and it’s

OUR CHOCOLATE BAR GUIDE

Living Lotus Chocolate creates pure, kind, and beautiful bean to bar treats that suit all chocolate lovers. We source clean, ethical ingredients for

THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE

Chocolate isn’t anything new. The history of chocolate includes a journey that has taken centuries and has spanned many different countries to

WHAT’S REALLY IN CHOCOLATE?

At first glance, chocolate may seem like nothing more than a yummy treat to satisfy your sweet tooth. However, this couldn’t be further from the

OUR AWAJÚN COLLECTION

Introducing our newest cacao variety from Awajún, Peru! I’m so excited to be able to share these new cacao beans from Peru with you. I was able

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