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Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate Review & Giveaway

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate Products for a review and giveaway.

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy … I think you’re probably getting the drift. It’s my birthday and what would make a better gift than chocolate? Only this time I’m keen to offer you some too. Or at least I want to give one lucky reader the chance to win some Pacari premium organic chocolate. But don’t despair, I also have a bonus offer of a 10% discount to all EU readers. Oh, and did I mention, yesterday was World Chocolate Day.

World Chocolate Day is my kind of day. It’s basically a massive celebration of this delectable food of the gods and an excuse to devour, but preferably savour, chocolate. I may have celebrated a little, but I’ve been trying hard to hang out until today. No birthday is complete without chocolate.

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate

Pacari specialise in premium organic tree to bar chocolate which is grown, harvested and produced in Ecuador. The chocolate is super smooth, melts on the tongue and tastes fantastic. Pacari have so far won over 250 international chocolate awards. But more than that, Pacari premium organic chocolate is highly ethical. Or as they like to say:

“Begin a journey for your senses with our chocolate that is characterised by personality and soul.”

Fine Arriba Nacional cacao beans are known for their full bodied flavour and their aromatic floral and fruity notes. They’re sourced directly from local farmers. This results in 50% of the profits being returned to local communities, compared to a mere 7% from the big brands. The beans and other ingredients are all grown to organic standards and no harmful pesticides are used. Surely the cacao growers and environment deserve better health and well being along with us, the fortunate consumers?

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate Review & Giveaway.

The cacao content ranges from 60% to 100% which makes Pacari’s chocolate much healthier than most. It contains either unrefined or coconut sugar. Palm oil is a definite no no and the chocolate is vegan, kosher, gluten-free and soya-free. The cacao is cool processed, less refined and therefore more nutritious. It’s choc-full (geddit?) of flavonoids, iron and antioxidants.

I’ve posted about Pacari chocolate a couple of times before, so I won’t repeat just how brilliant they are. Suffice it to say I’m a fan. You can find out more in January’s Pacari post and I’ve written even more extensively on the subject in this coffee chocolate chip cookies post. I made the cookies with Pacari’s cardamom chocolate as well as their coffee version.

Discount Offer

You can order any of Pacari’s premium organic chocolate through their online shop. To get your 10% discount, use the code TinThymePacari19 when ordering. The code is only valid during the time of this giveaway and only on orders for delivery within the EU.

Follow Pacari

If you want to follow Pacari chocolate on social media, here’s how:

  • Twitter – @PacariUK
  • Facebook – Pacarichocolates.uk
  • Instagram – PacariUK

So What’s On Offer?

I’ve been enchanted with everything I’ve tried so far from the Pacari range of chocolate bars, chocolate covered fruits and drinking chocolate. But they’re continually adding to their range and I haven’t tried everything yet! This time I opted for some Andean chocolate bars and a couple of packs of cooking chocolate. Pacari also included some of their famous mini bars.

Andean Flavours Gift Box

This gift box contains a sensual trip to the Andes, all wrapped up in four bars of chocolate. CT is desperate to go on a plant hunting trip to the Andes. Maybe he’ll make it one day, but until then he’ll have to make do with sharing these Andean chocolate bars with me. The bars are Pacari’s standard 50g bars of premium organic chocolate, but chosen with a variety of flavours to suit your mood. This Andean gift box would make a splendid present for any adventurous chocolate lover. It’s certainly an inspired one for me.

Pacari Andean Chocolate Bars

Cuzco Pink Salt & Nibs

You’ll find an award winning bar of Cuzco Pink Salt & Nibs. This is a real delight for those, like me, that have a penchant for sweet and salt. The cacao nibs provide a bit of crunch and additional antioxidants. I’ve waxed lyrical on this one in a bit more details in my coffee chocolate chip cookies post.

Chilli Peppers

Chilli is always a flavour that gets me excited and it pairs so wonderfully well with chocolate. One of the bars is flavoured with chilli peppers, merkén to be precise. Merkén is a traditional smoky Mapuche spice from Chile and the bar is delicious. It has a slow heat that builds, but not enough to blow your head off. But there’s far more to it than just heat. It has a nice fruity flavour with smoky notes and the heat doesn’t detract from this wonderfully rich flavoured bar one jot. This is, without a doubt, my favourite Pacari chocolate bar.

Andean Blueberry

This chocolate has chew and crunch. It contains wild Andean blueberries  and it’s utterly splendid. It’s sweet without being overly so and the blueberry flavour is rich and fruity. Because of the wild blueberries, this bar is packed with even more antioxidants than most of the others. Blueberries are particularly good for the eyes and research has shown that they may help to reduce the risk of both cataracts and glaucoma.

Lemongrass

The final bar is one I associate more with the flavours of Asia than South America. ….  As soon as you taste it, it conjures up the image of a cleaver wielding chef chopping bunches of fragrant shoots. It really tastes of fresh lemongrass, but isn’t in the least overpowering. I’d go so far as to say it has a very soothing quality about it. This bar was so good, in 2012 it won a gold at the Chocolate Awards.

Couverture Chocolate

Pacari’s couverture chocolate drops are made from raw biodynamically certified chocolate. You’d never know if you tasted it. Processing is minimal and the chocolate regularly wins awards for its distinctive flavour. I’ve tested a lot of raw chocolate in my time and this is one of the best. I had to try a few, just for taste testing purposes you understand. The drops melt beautifully in the mouth but also have a nice snap to them. I haven’t yet made anything with them, but I’m looking forward to the day I do.

Pacari Couverture Chocolate

70% Raw Chocolate Drops

I have to say I haven’t yet tried the 70% drops. I know if I open the packet, I’ll be in danger of demolishing the contents before ever I get around to making something with it. It’s pretty certain however, that I won’t be disappointed with either the flavour or consistency.

100% Raw Chocolate Drops

Pure chocolate is such an exciting concept. These chocolate drops are extremely rich, but they’re also pleasantly palatable if taken in small doses. There are some bitter notes for sure, but not nearly as many as you’d expect and the delicious flavour of Pacari chocolate is left lingering on the tongue for quite some time after the chocolate has disappeared.

Mini Bars

Pacari’s 10g mini bars are so very cute. They’re just brilliant for enjoying some of Pacari’s premium organic chocolate, without feeling you’ve over indulged. They’re also a great way of taste testing the chocolate before going ahead and buying larger bars. I’ve been known to tuck one away in my lunchbox occasionally too. It does infuse a humdrum workday with a bit of tropical sparkle. This Pacari premium organic chocolate giveaway includes four mini bars: Andean Mint, Coffee, Andean Rose and Passionfruit.

Pacari Mini Chocolate Bars

You can find a bit more about the first three in my coffee chocolate chip cookies post. As for the passionfruit bar, it’s really scrumptious. The flavour is not overplayed as it is in some passionfruit chocolate I’ve tried. I’ve written more about this one in my last Pacari review post.

Let Us Know

Thanks for visiting Tin and Thyme. If you try any Pacari premium organic chocolate, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below or via social media. Or you might even be the lucky winner. Do share photos on your preferred social media site and use the hashtag #tinandthyme, so I can spot them. For more chocolate reviews and giveaways, follow me on TwitterFacebook, Instagram or Pinterest.

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate Giveaway

To celebrate my birthday and World Chocolate Day, Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate is offering one Tin and Thyme reader a chocolate bundle worth over £30. It consists of the following: 1 Andean Flavours gift pack containing 4 x 50g bars, two 200g packs raw couverture chocolate and 4 x 10g mini bars.

Pacari Premium Organic Chocolate Products for a review and giveaway.

To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 5 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.

Prizes are offered and provided by Pacari Chocolate and Tin and Thyme accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party. Tin and Thyme reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.

Closing date is Thursday 8 August 2019

Pacari Organic Chocolate

Pacari chocolate sent me some products to try. I’m not expected to write a positive review and all opinions are, as always, my own. Thanks to my readers for supporting the brands and organisations that help to keep Tin and Thyme blithe and blogging.

54 Comments

  1. Margaret Clarkson

    8th July 2019 at 7:18 am

    I would like to try Organic Drinking Cacao with Cinnamon because I absolutely love cinnamon and I think this would be a delicious drink.

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    • Choclette

      8th July 2019 at 7:27 am

      I agree Margaret. I haven’t tried that one yet and it sounds delicious.

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  2. Tracy Nixon

    8th July 2019 at 7:22 am

    Their Cacao Powder Chocolate Range sounds delicious! I would love to try their Organic Drinking Cacao!

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  3. Julie T

    8th July 2019 at 7:33 am

    I hope you are enjoying your birthday Choclette!
    I would like to try the ‘Organic Chocolate Covered Banana’. I always buy bananas and yet never seem to have enough! These could keep me going through the shortage stage and they are chocolate covered too, MMmmm. You have me salivating already.

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    • Choclette

      8th July 2019 at 8:02 am

      Thanks Julie. I’m just dashing off to work at the moment, but hoping for a more leisurely evening. I’ve tried the chocolate bananas and they are delicious.

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  4. Suelle

    8th July 2019 at 8:04 am

    I think I’d like to try the bar of chocolate with added figs – I love that combination!

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  5. Sally

    8th July 2019 at 8:10 am

    What a brilliant prize. If I won, I’d have a chocolate tasting party!

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  6. Maxine G

    8th July 2019 at 8:12 am

    Organic Chocolate Covered Banana – I can’t think of a better combination! (although the Organic Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans sound divine too!)

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  7. angiesrecipes

    8th July 2019 at 8:53 am

    What a great giveaway! I would love to try the lemongrass one :-))

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    • Choclette

      9th July 2019 at 7:13 am

      It’s a good one. The flavours are all natural and taste like it too.

      Reply
  8. olivia Kirby

    8th July 2019 at 12:30 pm

    The chocolate covered banana sounds good, as does everything!

    Happy Birthday!

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  9. Lynn Neal

    8th July 2019 at 4:48 pm

    Drinking chocolate with cinnamon sounds just perfect for Christmas Eve!

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  10. Anne Perry

    8th July 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I would like to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Banana.

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  11. Solange

    8th July 2019 at 7:12 pm

    I would like to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Banana as it sounds delicious.

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  12. Oli Marshall

    8th July 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Cacao with Spirulina and Coconut Sugar is right up my street; sweet and naughty 😀 . Mind you, I LOVE Pacari chocolate and it wold be wonderful to spoil my little family with such wonderful treat.

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    • Choclette

      9th July 2019 at 7:16 am

      It’s such good chocolate Oil. I haven’t even spotted the spirulina one. Good luck.

      Reply
  13. Naila

    8th July 2019 at 9:15 pm

    The organic chocolate banana sounds delicious.

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  14. Anthony Harrington

    8th July 2019 at 10:18 pm

    the Organic Chocolate Covered Banana sounds fab! I love banana so these would be yummy I am sure

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  15. melanie stirling

    8th July 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I would like to try the chocolate covered banana because I like anything that tastes of banana.

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  16. Jane Willis

    9th July 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I’d like to try the Organic Drinking Cacao. So many drinking chocolate products are loaded with sugar and as i don’t use sugar I’ve not had a hot chocolate drink for many years – sometimes on a winter’s day I really miss it.

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    • Choclette

      10th July 2019 at 9:34 am

      Aw Jane, I feel for you. There’s nothing quite like a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day.

      Reply
  17. Hazel Rea

    9th July 2019 at 5:11 pm

    I’d like to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Banana – I love bananas and chocolate and they go so well together!

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  18. Kim M

    9th July 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Would love to try the Organic Drinking Cacao with Cinnamon, love anything cinnamon flavoured x

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  19. Katie Skeoch

    11th July 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Bananas are my favourite fruit do the chocolate covered banana pieces would be my first choice

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  20. Amy SIMPSON

    11th July 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Cacao Powder Chocolate Range

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  21. Peter Watson

    11th July 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I’d love to try Organic Dark Chocolate with Lemongrass as I think I might like it a lot.

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  22. Angela Treadway

    11th July 2019 at 9:33 pm

    the chocolate covered banana one x

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    • Angela Treadway

      11th July 2019 at 9:34 pm

      because i love banana flavour and with chocolate sounds great x

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  23. James Silcock

    11th July 2019 at 9:44 pm

    I love the sound of the Organic Drinking Cacao with Cinnamon. Cinnamon is my favourite flavour.

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  24. pete c

    11th July 2019 at 9:53 pm

    would like to try their organic chocolate covered banana chocolate, as I love all things banana!

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  25. fiona waterworth

    11th July 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Organic Chocolate Covered Banana I rather like the sound of these, I love banana and chocolate so they are perfect

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  26. A S,Edinburgh

    11th July 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I’d like to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans, because I love coffee and chocolate flavours together.

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  27. Ritchie Dee

    11th July 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Organic Chocolate Covered Banana – because I love the taste of banana

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  28. Elaine Savage

    12th July 2019 at 8:56 am

    I would love to try the Raw Organic Biodynamic Chocolate 85% Cacao with Coconut Sugar because of the high level of healthy antioxidants and the intensity of the flavour

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  29. All That I'm Eating

    12th July 2019 at 9:41 am

    These sound great, really interesting flavours and I really like the sound of their chocolate covered physalis!

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  30. Emily Hutchinson

    12th July 2019 at 9:48 am

    Dark chocolate with golden berries sounds lovely.

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  31. Joanne Beale

    12th July 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Would love to try the Organic Chocolate Covered Cacao Beans Dusted with Powder – Ginger as they sound rather yummy

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  32. Iain maciver

    12th July 2019 at 12:49 pm

    The chocolate covered banana sounds delicious

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  33. Sheena Batey

    12th July 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Organic Drinking Cacao with Cinnamon for me but perhaps save it for the Winter months

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  34. Honey McKinley

    12th July 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Lemon Verbena chocolate sounds lovely as does either of the goldenberry products. I’m most excited to try the rose, which you already mentioned, as it’s hard to get a decent rose tasting chocolate.

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  35. Keith Hunt

    12th July 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Raw Organic Chocolate 70% Cacao with Salt & Nibs and Coconut Sugar sounds good for an hour sitting on the sea wall at night.

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  36. Dean T

    13th July 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Southern Flavours Organic Chocolate Gift Set = have never tried any of these flavours so would be a treat

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  37. Annie Ley

    14th July 2019 at 2:08 am

    i would love to try the Organic Dark Chocolate with Cherry, sounds delicious and i’ve never tried a cherry chocolate before

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  38. Jade Hewlett

    14th July 2019 at 10:16 am

    The Organic Dark Chocolate with Lemon sounds very nice, I’d love to try it as it sounds like a delicious flavour

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  39. Galina V

    14th July 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Andean Blueberry bar sounds delightful. I’d also love to try the rose flavour, and chocolate drops look good too.

    Reply
  40. Annabel Greaves

    14th July 2019 at 4:53 pm

    I love the organic dark chocolate with chilli xxx

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  41. Jodie Green

    14th July 2019 at 5:09 pm

    The Organic Dark Chocolate with Chilli, im a huge fan of Chilli so this would be lovely to try!

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  42. Lorraine Stone

    14th July 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Love the sound of chocolate with figs in. A bit different from what I usually buy 🙂

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  43. Ruth Harwood

    16th July 2019 at 9:37 am

    Thinking a Organic Chocolate Covered Banana would be yummy right now!!

    Reply
  44. charlotte isobelle

    18th July 2019 at 10:30 am

    The dark chocolate with cherry sounds lovely!

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  45. Dale Dow

    22nd July 2019 at 11:09 am

    Ohh so many choices, I think I would be trying Organic dark chocolate with lemongrass

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  46. Amanda Baggott

    22nd July 2019 at 11:41 am

    Organic Chocolate Covered Banana sounds amazing! I’d love to share with my whole family, I am chocolate and banana obsessed so its the perfect combo!

    Reply
  47. ADEINNE TONNER

    22nd July 2019 at 11:45 am

    Myself personally i would love to try the Organic Biodynamic Dark Chocolate with Golden Berries as i love dark chocolate and this just sounds like it will taste amazing!

    Reply
  48. Sally Collingwood

    22nd July 2019 at 9:47 pm

    Fabulous, would love to try chocolate with added figs

    Reply

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