De Villiers Chocolate

We have been trying to perfect a no-added-sugar De Villiers Chocolate option for several years, but we couldn’t get it quite right. While there are many no-added-sugar chocolates on the market catering to health-conscious consumers, diabetics and those following the ketogenic and low-carb diets, most of the available options are a cheerless substitute for the real deal. Until now….

Our chocolate bars are free from hydrogenated fats, gluten, and GMO’s. These bars are made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans. All ingredients are plant-based and Vegan certified. As a sweetener, we use a combination of Monk Fruit Extract, Erythritol, and non-GMO Soluble Corn Fibre. Being KETO certified, these chocolate treats are suitable for diabetics and those following the Ketogenic diet.

These blog posts are a good read for those who’d like to dig deeper:

 

 

Certified Products:

No-Added-Sugar 70% Dark Bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar dark chocolate bar, containing 70% cocoa solids. The net carbohydrate content is 1.8 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Salt and Seed 62% Dark bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar dark chocolate bar, containing 62.5% cocoa solids. Lightly roasted sunflower seeds with sea salt are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 2.1 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Almond Pieces Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with roasted almonds, producing a creamy integrated base. Lightly roasted almond pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 2.7 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Cashew Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with roasted cashew nuts, producing a creamy integrated base. Lightly roasted cashew nut pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 2.9 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Coconut Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with toasted coconut, producing a creamy integrated base. Lightly toasted coconut pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 1.8 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Hazelnut Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with roasted hazelnut, producing a creamy integrated base. Lightly roasted hazelnut pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 1.8 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Chocolate Cookie Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with roasted almonds, producing a creamy integrated base. Chocolate cookie pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 2.7 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

No-Added-Sugar Sea Salt and Caramel Nut Butter Chocolate bar

A premium quality no-added-sugar nut butter chocolate bar, containing 33% cocoa solids. This bar is made using ethically sourced Rainforest Alliance certified Ugandan cocoa beans ground together with roasted almonds, producing a creamy integrated base. Sea Salt and caramel pieces are added to give a deliciously crunchy texture. The net carbohydrate content is 3 gram per 30 gram serving, with a high fiber content.

 

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Formerly a process engineer, I would never have dreamed that I would one day find myself making chocolate. Our chocolate making journey arose out of a love for wine, and the reading and researching whilst making my first experimental batch in my home garage in the Western Cape seaside town of Hermanus. On discovering the similarities between wine and chocolate (in terms of terroir and flavour), and the realisation that nobody else was making chocolate from the bean in South Africa at that time, I couldn’t resist the urge to start experimenting. I built all my own equipment out of recycled home appliances and devoted my time to learning everything I could about something I had no knowledge of before. Before long our family home had been converted into a world class artisanal chocolate factory, even passing rigid food safety audit requirements!

Today, ten years on, we’re still learning and are constantly driven by the quest to make real chocolate that represents the beauty and vibrance of our African continent whist doing no harm to people or the environment. At the time we were the first bean to bar chocolate makers in South Africa. Today we're still one of a handful of companies to produce premium chocolate on the African continent.

 

 

 

No Added Sugar 70% Dark Chocolate Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 70% minimum.
Cocoa nibs*, Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Vanilla, Monk fruit extract. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame
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Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 62% minimum.
Cocoa nibs*, Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Toasted sunflower seeds (10%), Salt, Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Warning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
No Added Sugar Almond Nut Butter Chocolate with Almond Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Almond nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Cocoa nibs*, Almond pieces (10%), Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla, Salt. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Contains: Tree NutsWarning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
No Added Sugar Cashew Nut Butter Chocolate with Cashew Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Cashew nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Cocoa nibs*, Cashew pieces (10%), Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla, Salt. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Contains: Tree NutsWarning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
No Added Sugar Almond Nut Butter Chocolate with Sea Salt and Caramel Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Almond nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Cocoa nibs*, Salted Caramel (10%) [Sweetener: Erythritol, Almond nut butter, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Salt, Monk fruit extract], Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla, Salt. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Contains: Tree NutsWarning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
No Added Sugar Almond Nut Butter Chocolate with Chocolate Cookie Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Almond nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Cocoa nibs*, Chocolate Cookie (10%) [Almond nut butter, Sweetener: Erythritol, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Coconut oil, 62% Dark Chocolate (Cocoa nibs*, Sweetener: Erythritol, Cocoa butter*, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla), Cocoa powder, Vanilla extract, Raising agent: Sodium bicarbonate, Monk fruit extract], Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla, Salt. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Contains: Tree NutsWarning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
No Added Sugar Coconut Nut Butter Chocolate with Coconut Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Coconut nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Cocoa nibs*, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Coconut pieces (10%), Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Warning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo
Ingredients: Chocolate contains cocoa solids 33% minimum.
Hazelnut nut butter (26%), Sweetener: Erythritol, Cocoa nibs*, Non-GMO Soluble corn fibre, Cocoa butter*, Hazelnut pieces (10%), Emulsifier: Sunflower lecithin, Monk fruit extract, Vanilla, Salt. *Rainforest Alliance Certified™.
Contains: Tree NutsWarning: Made in a factory that uses egg, peanuts, tree nuts & sesame.
paleo foundation keto certified logo

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About Us : 

Established in 2010, The Paleo Foundation was first organized for the purpose of improving the tolerability of the paleo diet, and to help adherents easily identify products that met its basic tenets.  Since then, thousands of products have been certified through the Certified Paleo, Keto Certified, and lab -tested Grain-Free Gluten-Free certification programs.

 


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Each certification program has a different set of standards.  Certified Paleo is the Paleo Foundation’s first, most popular, and highest level of certification for Paleo-compliant products.  Certified Paleo Products are products that contain Paleo ingredients, but may have some 21st-century processing or packaging methods allowing for shelf stability.

 


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Grain Free Gluten Free Certified products are gluten-free and do not contain any grains of gliadin competitive residues.  All Grain-Free Gluten-Free products have undergone two rounds of audits, including lab tests, and a final review to become approved for the Grain-free Gluten-free Certified Program. 

 


 

Keto Certified LogoKeto Certified: 

The ketogenic diet is a restrictive, demanding diet that can be difficult to maintain, and tolerability of the ketogenic diet is the single most important factor limiting individual acceptance for initiation.  Therefore, improving the tolerability of the ketogenic diet is crucial to preventing diet discontinuation, warranting further investigation into methods for improving palatability, improving the availability and convenience of foods that are compliant with the ketogenic diet, as well as addressing cultural and social acceptance.

The Keto Diet product market may be in a unique position to improve tolerability, especially in social and cultural environments that typically feature carbohydrate-rich “special occasion” types of foods. In 2016, the Paleo Foundation launched the world's first Keto Certified program for products with standards that were developed for adherence to a classical ketogenic diet.