Backpackers Chocolate was initially invented to replace tasteless energy bars used in outdoor activities. After climbing Santa Fe’s Mount Baldy one hot summer day and opening a bag of melted chocolate, the idea was born for weather proof chocolate. By encasing gourmet chocolate in colored wax a product was created that was not only water proof and heat tolerant but also uniquely beautiful. If exposed to heat the chocolate will soften inside the wax casing but quickly returns to the original consistency after cooling down.
When making Backpacker’s Chocolate we start with premium ingredients, many of which are organic. We create a dark chocolate base ganache that goes well beyond normal fudge, has organic dairy products, 100% dark chocolate and cane sugar. We have removed as much sugar as possible, so the end product is not especially sweet.
The soft dark chocolate ganache is made by hand the traditional way with a confectionary stove and stone slab. This creates an excellent smooth, non-grainy chocolate. We then infuse the dark chocolate with peanut butter, orange chili, Raspberry, mint or with nothing at all to create our naked dark chocolate. Once the soft dark chocolate is set and has just the right moisture it is enrobed it in wax. This is the same wax that is used to enrobe some cheeses like Bonnie Bell and Gouda.
We start with pure unsweetened chocolate, add pure cane sugar, just not much of it, along with plain old corn syrup (not high fructose). We also use organic butter, half and half and vanilla and enrobe it in red white and blue FDA approved wax to maintain freshness and to make it weatherproof by having a higher melting point than tempered chocolate. The wax is the same used to enrobe cheeses like gouda and bonnie bell and should not be eaten.
Start with our backpackers dark chocolate and add imported orange oil and a touch of cayenne pepper. It is then enrobed with Rastafarian colors – red yellow and green for freshness and to make weatherproof.
Start with our backpackers dark chocolate and add peanut butter and salt. Then enrobe in red white and yellow waxes for freshness and to make weatherproof.
Start with our backpackers dark chocolate and add raspberry and enrobe it with white and pink (raspberry colored) wax for freshness and to make weatherproof.
Start with our backpackers dark chocolate and add mint then enrobe it with white, sky blue and red wax.