(2) Giza: Yuzu + marzipan + coconut + golden-hued white chocolate
(2) Gianduia: Crunchy hazelnut praline + 45% cacao dark milk chocolate + 23kt gold leaf
(2) Kemet: Coconut charcoal + absinthe + anise + fennel + 62% dark chocolate
(2) Red Fire: Ancho chillies + Sri Lanka Ceylon cinnamon + 62% cacao dark chocolate
(1) Eye of Horus ii: Peanut butter + 62% cacao dark chocolate + golden pumpkin seed + blue spirulina
(2) Aphrodisiac: Cinnamon stick + ginger + ginseng root + nutmeg + Tellicherry peppercorns + cloves + saffron
(2) Naga: Coconut + 45% cacao dark milk chocolate + sweet Indian curry
(2) Cleopatra: Fig + chestnut + Ceylon cinnamon + wildflower honey + 62% cacao dark chocolate + white poppy seeds + blue spirulina
(1) Bastet: Fraise de Bois Strawberry + Egyptian pomegranate + 36% pink-hued chocolate + raspberry dusting
(1) Ra: Mediterranean olive oil + Apologue saffron liqueur + 72% chocolate + gold sparkles
As I’ve continued to explore the cosmos and its relationship to the earth and its inhabitants, I have been led to Ancient Egypt. This was the birthplace of extraordinary ritual. A place where spirituality and the body were intertwined, and one’s body was the temple.
The alchemists of Ancient Egypt harnessed vibrations and included the mystical into their everyday affairs. As such, astrology was viewed as the gateway to contemplation of the soul’s future, their own afterlife. The night time sky represented that the afterlife would be a mirror of their present life on earth.
Our craft is alchemical, as well. Alchemical chocolate is a magical process that transforms foodstuff into a bodily, mental and spiritual collection of chocolates that serendipitously aligns to you, our beloved guest, at your core intrinsic nature.
I am guided by the forces of my intuition. One day my curiosity brought me to a cat of stunning aesthetics, and as I learned more and more, she was a goddess cat of Egypt, and her name was Bastet. She is a protector of children, women, as well as a celebrant of the sensual. During this time my young son was asking for a cat. This was my sign to dig deeper. So I did, I dug into the landscape of ancient Egypt to find, despite the fact it was surrounded desert, the Nile river’s edge was rich and robust with plants, minerals, spices and rituals that held powerful secrets for medicinal and aphrodisiacal purposes. I was led by this curiosity of Bastet as a story, palette and intuition to explore more about the other goddesses and queens of Ancient Egypt, through chocolate. This collection is infused with a special, love sound vibration that will noticeably make life seem much sweeter.
Peace, Love & Chocolate,
Rosewater Facial Tonic
From ancient times the Rose has been known to be a symbol of balance.
There were two types of roses most prevalent in ancient Egypt. One known as Rosa Ricardii has long been extinct. It was the rose most used in funerary wreaths and to adorn burial chambers. The other type of rose, the Rosa Gallica, still survives to this day and is cultivated throughout Europe. Roses have long been utilized for their anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
To tone, smooth and brighten your skin, you can make the following recipe.
- In a small bowl, mix the following:
- 4 tablespoons of rosewater
- 2 tablespoons of witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (for breakouts if you have them)
- 5 drops of tea tree oil
- 5 drops of your favorite essential oil for scent (lavender, lemon, geranium are all beautiful scents with additional properties beneficial to the skin.
- Transfer the mixture to a small spray bottle.
- The facial toner can be sprayed directly on the skin or applied using a cotton pad.
Dead Sea Salt Scrub for the Shower or Bath
Dead Sea salt was utilized in bath soaks, skin creams, and soaps in Ancient Egypt. The Dead Sea's mineral composition varied with season, rainfall, depth of deposit, and ambient temperature. Its high concentration of magnesium is helpful in improving skin hydration and reducing inflammation.
To detoxify and gently exfoliate the skin, prepare the following recipe.
- In a small bowl mix 1 cup of fine grain Dead Sea Salts with 1/2 cup Almond oil.
- To this mixture add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
- Use this mixture as a scrub to polish the skin or dissolve in warm bath water.
Lavender, peppermint, cedar and rose oils were all used by the Ancient Egyptians.
Milk and Honey Face Mask
Cleopatra took many baths to keep her skin beautiful. Her flawless visage was part of the spell that captivated all who were mesmerized by her.
For glowing skin of your own, make the following recipe.
- In a blender or a small mortar for grinding spices, powder one tablespoon of Lavender buds for soothing skin and 1/8 cup of raw almonds to polish and brighten the skin with its natural oils.
- Gently heat 3/4 cup of organic whole milk. The lactic acid in the milk contains alpha-hydroxy acid what will naturally assist with exfoliation.
- To the warmed milk add 1/4 cup of your favorite honey. Honey opens the pores to clear away dirt and toxins. Because it is also a humectant, it will moisturize the skin while drawing moisture to it.
- Off of the flame, mix the milk and honey together until they merge.
- Add the powdered lavender and almonds to the warm milk and honey.
- When the mixture is cool to the touch, use a small brush or your fingertips to apply it to your cleansed face.
- Remove with a damp, warm, cloth after 10-20 minutes.
Living in Paris, Katrina learned the Parisian ritual of purchasing chocolate and pastry daily. We use exotic and ephemeral ingredients for all our products.
This collection is FRESH and PERISHABLE. Keep this box of haut-chocolat refrigerated until two hours before serving. Consume by listed expiration date, 14 days from shipment.
Contains: Milk, Soy, Coconut, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Chestnuts, Almonds, Wheat
Processed on equipment that also processes Milk, Soy, Wheat, Peanuts, and Tree Nuts.