Rancho Gordo El Rico Chocolate Peanut Butter
High-Oleic Runner Peanuts, Rancho Gordo - Xoxoc Chocolate (Cacao, Piloncillo, Canela), Organic Coconut Nectar, Jacobsen Sea Salt, Organic Vanilla
Our latest Limited Batch nut butter is a delicious collaboration with our friends at Rancho Gordo, the innovative Napa, California-based importer of indigenous foods of the Americas. El Rico Chocolate Peanut Butter combines fresh-roasted Cordoban Runner variety peanuts, Rancho Gordo’s stoneground Mexican chocolate, organic coconut nectar, Jacobsen sea salt, and a touch of vanilla to create an intensely rich dark chocolate peanut butter worthy of its name (El Rico means “the rich one” in Spanish!). We love it on toast, with warm churros, as a base for molé, or right out of the jar!
Together, peanuts and chocolate, both indigenous to the Americas, make up one of the world's greatest food combinations. In fact, one of the first known mentions of peanuts in written history was in a Peruvian sacred drinking chocolate recipe from about 1500 B.C. In other words, people have been hip to this combo for a long time!
Rancho Gordo has taught us that indigenous foods of the Americas are exciting, tasty, healthy, romantic, and possibly easier on the earth. Thanks to the Rancho Gordo-Xoxoc (pronounced SHO-shok) Project, we were introduced to an amazing small-batch chocolate made by a Guerrero, Mexico-based cooperative of women who grow and harvest their own cacao. They then toast the cacao on clay comales (pans), and stone grind it with piloncillo (an unrefined sugar) and canela, the famous soft cinnamon preferred in Mexico. We are grateful for the opportunity to work with this chocolate, and we hope you love our new limited batch as much as we do!