Chocolate Covered Cashew
Nurtured in the warmth of Costa Rica’s tropical climate, our prime whole cashews are delicately bathed in creamy gourmet dark chocolate to attain perfection. These festive crescents will add a warm touch to your party and be perennial favorite with friends & family.
Our chocolate covered cashews have lived a surprisingly long and complex life by the time you savor them. Cashews grow on crooked, rather short evergreen trees only near the equator. The bush-like plant produces a sweet, succulent fruit with a kidney bean shaped appendage where the nut resides. The nut has an outer shell that covers both the edible kernel and a caustic layer of oil that must be removed before the nut is consumed.
Once the nuts are safely harvested and roasted, we coat them in quality dark chocolate using one of the most ancient forms of candy making called panning. Egyptians first developed this process of coating nuts by rotating them in a bowl while sweet liquid was drizzled atop, evenly covering them.
Our top grade, whole kernel cashews are covered with a shiny, dark brown layer of chocolate. It is a pleasant surprise to learn that this satisfying indulgence is not a guilty pleasure thanks to health benefits provided by both chocolate and cashews. Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants that are shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. Additionally, not only do cashews have a lower fat content than most nuts, they are high in oleic acid, the healthy fat that also promotes heart health.