What is raw chocolate?
The easiest way to understand raw vs roasted chocolate is to compare it to raw vs roasted nuts. Raw, also known as unroasted, chocolate is made from cacao beans that are dried in the sun instead of getting roasted in a machine. Raw, or unroasted, chocolate treats are minimally processed and the recipes are kept at low temperatures during all phases of processing. This ensures that you receive the maximum nutritional value, such as antioxidants, and the maximum energetic benefits, such as the bliss chemicals that cacao releases in your brain. It does have a different flavor profile than roasted chocolate, and please know that all raw chocolates are not created equal. We take great pride in our brand and have been told countless times that it is the best on the market. We agree. We also believe you will feel much more uplifted and energized by consuming raw chocolate than roasted chocolate.
What is Full Spectrum CBD vs THC Free CBD?
There is a ton of buzz about CBD these days and it can be so confusing. I’ll try to keep it as simple as possible here. CBD products that are sold outside of dispensaries are made with CBD sourced from “Agricultural Hemp.” This plant is still a cannabis plant, but is defined as having .3% THC or less by dry weight. By the time the plant is processed and put into a finished product, THC amounts vary or are removed by a lab.
Full Spectrum CBD products will contain some THC. If you are sensitive, it is very important to know exactly how much. For instance, on our shop you’ll find Extra Strength CBD Capsules. Each of those pills contain 30mg CBD and 1mg THC. To some, 1mg THC will not be noticed at all, while others will feel it. I suggest starting slow and building to find your perfect Full Spectrum dosage. Keep in mind that edibles (including tinctures and pills) can take up to two hours to show their full effect. Know your dose.
Full Spectrum CBD Products in our shop: Tincture & Capsules by 2Rise Naturals, Bathbomb & Massage Stick by Serpent Spiral. We plan to launch our line of full spectrum CBD chocolates in December. We are so excited.
THC Free CBD products have had the THC removed by a lab. Some people simply do not want any THC at all, but desire the benefits of CBD. One can intake an infinite amount of CBD without any psychoactive effects. Therefore, if you desire very high doses of CBD while keeping your head totally clear, this is a good way to go. My favorite method is to take a small amount of full spectrum along with a large amount of THC free CBD. I can’t get enough of the 2Rise Naturals THC free tincture. It tastes like vanilla cake and I put it in coffee when I drink it for a very alert and energized, yet non-edgy state of being. I’m super sensitive to caffeine and this is actually the only way I get to enjoy it.
THC-Free CBD Products in our shop: Tincture by 2Rise Naturals and chocolates by yours truly.
Do click on our lab reports. They are there for your support and education. I’m proud to say that ours is the first CBD site I’ve come across that has labs for each product available for customers at the click of a button. Knowledge is power.
What is coconut sugar?
Coconut palm sugar has a glycemic index of 35, making it suitable for many diabetics and folks with sugar sensitivities. It is made from tapping the sap of coconut trees and is high in nutrients, minerals, and has an almost neutral pH. We love it’s delicious taste and how it harmonizes so perfectly with cacao!
What forms of payment do you accept?
While we do not accept American Express or services like PayPal at this time, your Mastercard and Visa payments are very securely processed by BRMS via NMI (Network Merchants Gateway).
Common Reasons transactions fail
300 AVS REJECTED -means the address you entered in the form does not exactly match the address where your bank statement is mailed. This is a security feature which is beyond our control. If you continue to get the error, please try an old address or another card.
200 – transaction declined by auth system – means your credit card has really good protection built in and requires a one time verbal authorization to purchase from us. Call the number on the back of your credit card to authorize this purchase.
How do you keep the chocolate from melting during shipping?
Please read about our summer shipping process.
Do you ship International?
No. Sorry. We tried but customs can be complicated.
Who is Lulu? How did she get into making chocolate?
That’s me! I am founder, chocolatier and CEO of lulu’s chocolate. Pretty sweet job! I love sharing my story and tell the entire saga in great detail over several blog posts. It all started with my falling madly in love with a cacao tree on my 28th birthday. The wild tale begins here.
How is your company sustainable?
Our stickers are 100% compostable sugarcane, made by Pure Labels. Our golden wrappers are 100% compostable NatureFlex, made from wood pulp. They make great kindling for your fire! Our envelopes and boxes are 100% recycled / FSC paper printed with veggie inks. Our pouches are biodegradable and printed with water based ink. Beyond packaging, we practice sustainability in sourcing & manufacturing. Our product is HowGood Certified, meaning it meets very strict sustainability standards. We love our planet and know that each choice we make matters!
Do you process tree nuts, gluten, or dairy in your kitchen?
We do process tree nuts but never process dairy, soy or gluten.
I've heard news about child labor on cacao farms, should I be concerned?
Not with our brand. Unfortunately, some major chocolate companies have been found to employ child labor in west Africa to create their product. This saddens us to no end. As consumers, we vote with our dollars and we should be cautious of cheap chocolate and informed on what brands we support. Lulu’s brand is beyond fair trade and the farmers in Ecuador who hand harvest our wild cacao pods are paid a living wage and treated with love and respect.
I've heard news about high lead and cadmium levels in chocolate. Should I be concerned?
Not with our brand. It is true that some brands have been found to contain a higher than normal amount of heavy metals in their chocolate. Our cacao is tested for purity at its source and we’ve also lab tested the finished product. Our chocolate contains zero parts per million for lead and the cadmium levels are very much under the safe limits listed in Prop 65. We can provide you with these reports upon request.
Do you offer wholesale?
Yes! If you are a retailer please Contact Us.
What stores can I find your products in?
Please see our store locator here . If there is a store you would love to see our product in please let them know. It always means more when it comes from a customer. Thanks!