Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates

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Location
Downtown
and nearby spots, such as the Davis Food Co-Op
Hours
Call anytime after 9am and before 9pm
Phone
(530) 204-9783
Email
<rawchocolates AT hotmail DOT com>
Website
[WWW]http://www.wix.com/dina2901/raw-chocolate
Owner(s)
Joy and Taylor Pope
Established
2009-03-23
Payment Method(s)
Cash, services and goods in trade, Davis Dollars

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Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates makes agave-sweetened "raw food" chocolate, using cocoa from Ecuador and cocoa butter from Bali. The ingredients are characterized with happy adjectives: raw, organic, fair trade, vegan, and gluten-free. Joy and Taylor aim to promote cacao as a "superfood," focusing their manufacturing process towards retention of the antioxidant qualities in the cocoa powder by using low temperatures during production. Cocoa butter melts below 101°F, keeping it under the 104-115°F limit of "raw" as defined by the other Wiki on "raw foodism."

The company is willing to barter their raw ingredients and finished products with local businesses and community members in exchange for products or services. Contact the company directly for a free sample, to place an order, or to make barter arrangements. Phone/email are above; order forms are forthcoming. They say, "If you have only money to give that is fine too, our landlord doesn't accept chocolate... YET!"

Raw Ingredients: Goji Berries, Golden Berries (Cape Gooseberry), Maca powder, Coconut Palm Sugar, Coconut Oil, Cacao Beans, Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder, Cacao Nibs, Hemp Protein powder made from cold milled hemp seeds, Agave Nectar, Lucuma Powder, and Vanilla beans whole and ground.

Partial Flavor List:

A website is in process; friend them on Facebook to leave feedback on trades/products and get perks in exchange.

Local companies who already trade with Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates: you could ask these folks for flavor reviews.

They LOVE to trade for Massage and Body Work — acupuncture, cranial sacral, NMT, Deep Tissue — you name it, they need it.
This Business also accepts Davis Dollars community currency.


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Make some bacon chocolate like [WWW]http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/product/bacon_exotic_candy_bar/exotic_candy_bars and I will buy some —StevenDaubert

I'm still down for this, I just need to get some really good bacon, I would start small as it would be something of a treat, or something to share with friends... Anyways I haven't forgotten Daubert


2009-12-04 22:01:25   What is goji goodness? I'm a big fan of the goji bar made by vosges which is berries and salt. It's amazing!

Also do you prepare any sugar free bars (made with say maltose or agave nectar)? I have some family/friends on restrictive diets for health reasons (no vitamin D enriched milk for example) and it would be great to know if you have any specialty bars I could get them as a Christmas treat. —OliviaY


2009-12-05 13:48:02   So Joy and Taylor's Raw Chocolates are currently sweetened Exclusively with Raw Organic Agave Nectar. That means All of the chocolates are low glycemic, though people are always shocked when they find this out after eating them. The Goji Goodness flavor is an Organic Himalayan Goji with Pink Himalayan Seasalt, so surely OliviaY will be in love when she tries it. —Joy&Taylor


2011-02-28 23:43:20   Their products are available for sale in retail stores — the Davis Food Co-op is where I've bought it. Their dark chocolate is considerably different from other, more conventional ones — it's so different, many are willing to pay what it costs to get a pure, fair-traded, raw product. —DougWalter


2011-05-05 21:47:17   Monticello, Joy & Taylor's Raw Chocolate [WWW][WWW][WWW]http://daviswiki.org/Joy_and_Taylor%27s_Raw_Chocolates & Pachamama Coffee [WWW][WWW][WWW]http://www.pachamama.coop have teamed up to create the Whole Earth Festival's first local food booth, dubbed "YoLoCa!

We will be on the east quad across the street from North and South Hall under the cork oak selling Monticello's market salads, veggie sandwiches, adult S'mores with housemade Pachamama coffee marshmallows & graham crackers & Joy & Taylor's chocolate, Terra Firma strawberry shortcake with fresh whipped cream, & lavender lemonade. Joy & Taylor's Raw Chocolates will be serving frozen organic bananas with chocolate sauce, Terra Firma strawberries with chocolate sauce, chocolate shots, & truffles. Pachamama will serve fresh brewed hot & iced coffee & mochas.

If you are going to the festival, please stop by to say hello and support the first Whole Earth Festival local food booth. If you aren't going to the festival, support our local businesses by patronizing Monticello restaurant & Davis Farmers Market Picnic in the Park Food Booth; purchasing Joy & Taylor's Raw Chocolates in the chocolate aisle and/or the living foods section at the Davis Food Co-op; and purchasing Pachamama coffee at the Davis Food Co-op and at their booth at the Davis Farmers Market. —RhondaGruska

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