Changing Habits Cacao Melts - 500g

Cacao Melts – 500g

5 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)


$5.25 / 100g (Serving size 5g)


Organic, natural chocolate – healthy and easy to cook with or just have as a guilt free snack!

Why we source and supply pure, organic Cacao Melts… Having long known that organic, natural chocolate can be good for you, Cyndi wanted to make her own good quality chocolate using real products free from oils, preservatives and additives. After researching, sourcing and testing, Cyndi had success with using pure cacao beans. Our cacao beans are gently roasted, crushed and tempered and the liquified cacao is then conveniently shaped into melts and brought to room temperature. Delicious!

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*Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, Egg Free, Grain Free, Vegan

Benefits of Cacao

  • 100% organic natural chocolate
  • Contains many nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and vitamin C
  • High in antioxidants, amino acids and minerals
  • No additives or colourings
  • Gluten free, suitable for vegans
  • Perfect for snacks



History of Cacao

Cacao, orTheobroma cacao, is the source of original, natural chocolate. It comes from seeds of the fruit of the cacao tree. Native to the tropical regions of Central and South America, the evergreen cacao tree grows small, white flowers throughout the year, which are pollinated by tiny flies. The fruit, called a cacao pod, then grows. It is an oval shape, and changes from a yellowish colour to more of an orange when ripe and weighs about a pound. Each pod contains a white fruit with around 40-50 seeds, usually called beans. The white flesh is eaten or made into juice in some countries. The beans are the main ingredient for chocolate and cocoa powder. The fat from the seeds is the source of cocoa butter.

Our Cacao Melts story

From when I first started Changing Habits, I have been telling everyone that Chocolate can be good for you.  However, I found that most of the chocolate being made is tainted with hydrogenated vegetable oils, additives, preservatives, colours, flavour, powdered milk solids, soy, protein isolates, lecithin, and much more.  In fact some chocolates had no chocolate what so ever, it was all fake. I would eat these types of chocolate and feel sick.  So I stopped eating chocolate until I discovered good quality chocolate made with just a few ingredients.  I have to tell you that these were not easy to find and when I did find them, they were very expensive.  One day it dawned on me that I could make my own, but it wasn’t always easy to find good ingredients. If I could find the ingredients, they were expensive, especially cacao butter (this is expensive because it is actually made for the cosmetic industry as a primary product). Then one day I had this thought – could I make chocolate from the cacao bean or nibs? I went into the kitchen and tried but it didn’t work.  To cut a long story short, I knew that the cacao butter was extracted from the cacao powder and I wanted to know whether I could have the chocolate before the process of extraction of these two products.  My hunter husband went looking for me and I have not stopped making chocolate since the day he bought it home from South America.  I make chilli lime chocolate, peppermint, lemon myrtle, coconut ruff, gogi and coconut. To make these flavoured chocolates I get my pure essential oils from Twenty8. Click here to purchase these oils.  I’ve also been making, drinks, ganash, fruit covered in chocolate, cakes, chocolate chip cookies, icings, the list is endless.  You name it, the versatility of cacao bean not separated into the butter and the powder has far exceeded my expectations. All are delicious!!! Changing Habits is very excited to offer our Cacao Melts… The cacao bean is gently roasted, crushed and tempered. The liquified cacao is then conveniently shaped into melts so that you can use them easily for many of your chocolate recipes. To flavour your chocolate peppermint, lime and orange, click here to visit the Twenty8 site.

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Changing Habits Cacao Melts can be used for all of your cooking recipes that call for Cacao to be used. Take a look at the recipe tab to the right to watch Cyndi’s video on how to make your own chocolate at home. We have also listed all the variations that we have tried below the video.

Some of the other recipes we use the Cacao Melts for include drinks, ganash, fruit covered in chocolate, cakes, chocolate chip cookies and icings. The list is endless!

You can also flavour your chocolate with essential oils such as peppermint, orange and lime! We source our essential oils from Twenty8 as they are pure essential oils. Click here to go to the website. Also check out the recipes tab to the right on making flavoured chocolate!

100% organic cacao. No additives, colouring, flavouring or soya lecithin.

Cacao beans are originally from Ecuador and means  ‘Food of the Gods’. They are from a species of tree called Theobroma cacao. The English evolved the pronunciation to “cocoa,” which is used today. In its natural form, they have a high concentration of antioxidants that help cells repair themselves and stay healthy. Cacao contains many nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and vitamin C. Most chocolate is made from cacao beans.

Effects of fat and sugar

The cacao bean contains about 50 percent fat. It is composed of palmitic and stearic acids which are part of the saturated fatty acids and another unsaturated fat called oleic acid. According to, cacao beans do not raise blood cholesterol because their content of saturated fats is very low. The sugar content is very low in the bean. It is in the form of a simple sugar much like table sugar. Because the content is low, sugar is added when making chocolate for a more desired sweet taste.

Cacao is the seed of a fruit of an Amazonian tree that was brought to Central America during or before the time of the Olmecs. Cacao beans were so revered by the Mayans and Aztecs that they used them as money!

In 1753 Carl von Linnaeus, the 18th-century Swedish scientist, thought that cacao was so important that he named the genus and species of this tree himself. He named this tree: Theobroma cacao, which literally means “cacao, the food of the gods.”

Cacao beans contain no sugar and between 12% and 50% fat depending on variety and growth conditions. Nature’s First Law cacao beans are around 40% fat content (low compared to other nuts). There is no evidence to implicate cacao bean consumption with obesity. Worried about allergies? Allergies to chocolate are quite rare. It is typically the case that the person is in fact allergic to milk, dairy products and chemicals mixed into the production of heat-treated processed chocolate bars.


Scientific studies of the effects of dark chocolate indicate that it stimulates the release of endorphins in the human body. As a result, dark chocolate may have an anti-depressant effect. The Mayo Clinic says other studies suggest the antioxidants in dark chocolate help to reduce high blood pressure and improve circulation. Advocates of raw cacao beans claim the beans provide these health benefits to a greater degree because the raw beans have a higher level of antioxidants than processed chocolate.



Before you rush to buy a supply of raw cacao beans, keep in mind that the health benefits researchers have discovered are based on studies of dark chocolate, not the beans themselves. In addition, the Mayo Clinic points out that much of the research, while promising, is not conclusive. Read more…

3 reviews for Cacao Melts – 500g

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    AWESOME! So easy to make healthy chocolate for the whole family, especially those of us who are allergic to dairy. Wish we could buy larger packs or discounted bundles. An ideal to have in the cupboard always!

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Absolutely love these melts. I currently need to avoid dairy, cane sugar, soy and sunflower and these melts seem to be only choc i can find without any of these ingredients. Plus i love 100% cacao! Using them in all my baking and raw treats.
    They should come in the option of a 1kg bag….

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Cyndi O’Meara your cacao melts have literally changed my life!!! Yesterday I created the most beautiful chocolate using my thermomix. These melts are a game changer, I cannot thank you enough!

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