Lovers of organic and biodynamic farming Allan and Karoline Werner have been on a formidable quest to find the world's finest, organically and sustainably grown and produced raw cacao.
After a long investigation, the couple found a grower in Mexico and in 2010 opened Anderson Cacao Creations.
"It wasn't until we went to a workshop on raw chocolate that we realised this was what we wanted to do," says Mrs Werner, who is also a practising psychotherapist. Her husband Allan is a trained chef - he makes all the products by hand in their home kitchen - and organic farmer by trade.
"We are both chocolate lovers, but with cacao it really is a case of educating people that there is healthy chocolate out there."
Cacao, in its raw state, is a prime superfood. It's full of antioxidants and magnesium, improves heart function and some believe it can even treat depression thanks to theobromine, a non-addictive stimulant found in the bean.
Everything about the Cacao Creations range has been considered from an environmental perspective.
"The packaging is designed not to alter the nutrition of the product and we've tried to source everything locally that's either biodegradable or made from recycled materials," says Ms Werner - a firm believer in the "cradle to cradle" principle which supports a chain of processes that occur in a highly environmental and organic way.
The range, which is gluten, diary and vegan- friendly, is made with Criollo beans and includes two raw cacao spreads ($11.20), a plain one and an ABC (almond, Brazil nut and cashew) version.
New to the range is their cacao and sandalwood nut spread ($14.40), which was launched at the Margaret River Gourmet Escape last month.
"This product was born from wanting a local product with a WA bush-tucker flavour," says Ms Werner. "Sandalwood nuts taste similar to almonds with a high oil content, so they are great used in a spread."
The spreads are heavenly swirled through natural yoghurt.
Also available is Mexican agave ($9), cacao powder ($13.20), cacao butter ($18), drinking chocolate ($14.40) and a delectable nine-piece chocolate box ($15): mango, mint, chilli and sour cherry are just some of the flavours.
Mr Werner hosts chocolate workshops and the products are available online at andersencacao. com.au. Alternatively, try Farmer Jacks Subiaco, Leederville IGA and Fresh Provisions Bicton, Leederville Farmers Market or Perth Home Grown (as part of the Eat Drink Perth event, between December 22 and 29).