Fjak Chocolate

Fjak - Tanzania Women's Lot 70%

Fine Dark Chocolate
Regular price $17.00 USD
Sale price $17.00 USD Regular price

International Chocolate Awards Winner, The Best European Single-origin Dark Chocolate 2023, Silver

Round Dark Chocolate with Cherry & Coffee Notes

It's a unique round dark chocolate, featuring rich notes of cherry and coffee. This chocolate is crafted exclusively from cocoa sourced from three women-led farms in Tanzania.

Sourced from Empowering Farms:

  • The Sisters at Mbingu: In addition to their cocoa farming, they run an orphanage, nursery, girls' secondary school, clinic, and various community projects.
  • Anna Muyesi: Dedicated farmer contributing to our premium cocoa supply.
  • Sarah Maglass: Proud recipient of the Cocoa of Excellence certificate, awarded to the best cocoa beans in the world.

Supporting Education:

The cocoa from these farms comes with an additional cost per kilo, which supports a scholarship program funding high school education for 10 students from the village.

Certified Organic:

Fjak's cocoa beans are sourced from the Kilombero Valley, adjacent to the Udzungwa Mountain National Park. Here, the social enterprise Kokoa Kamili drives significant change by purchasing wet beans directly from farmers at premium prices and meticulously overseeing the fermentation and drying processes.

Pure Ingredients:

Fjak's single-origin bars are made with just cocoa beans, sugar, and cocoa butter. They are free from soy, dairy, eggs, gluten, lecithin, and vanilla, ensuring a pure and natural chocolate experience. 100% organic.

Experience the pure chocolate love from Tanzania with every bite.

Organic, Vegan, Gluten-free, Lactose-free

Fjåk stands as Norway's pioneer in bean-to-bar chocolate crafting. With a commitment to organic, ethically sourced ingredients, we meticulously produce chocolate of the utmost quality. Fjak's process begins with carefully selected cacao beans, sourced from diverse and intriguing origins, then complemented by the finest natural elements harvested from the Nordic wilderness.Nestled in the scenic beauty of the Hardangerfjord in Norway, Fjak's old-fashioned factory serves as the heart of their operations, where they carefully infuse chocolate with the essence of the Nordic landscape.Every step of our chocolate-making journey is mixed with love and dedication. From the selection of premium cacao beans to the blending with precious ingredients sourced from Norwegian nature, Fjak's aim is to create an extraordinary Nordic chocolate experience unlike any other.At the prestigious 2018 International Chocolate Awards, Fjak Chocolate burst onto the scene with remarkable success, clinching the title of Best Newcomer alongside multiple Gold, Silver, and Bronze accolades. Further acclaim followed at the Great Taste Awards 2018, where Fjak secured an impressive six stars, including a coveted three-star rating for its 70% Madagascar bar in its debut appearance.The story of Fjåk Chocolate traces back to 2015 when Agur and Siv, inspired by craft chocolate videos, embarked on their chocolate-making journey. Starting with a humble Premier grinder and a kilo of cocoa beans, their passion took root. In late 2017, Fjak officially emerged, marking the culmination of two years of experimentation. Throughout this period, Agur and Siv tirelessly pursued excellence, honing their craft and refining their ethical and flavor-focused approach with the goal of ensuring scalability from the outset.Fjak prioritizes direct sourcing, forging direct relationships with cocoa farms whenever possible. For their Madagascar and Brazil cocoa beans, Fjak partners directly with Åkesson or relies on trusted suppliers like Uncommon Cacao or Cocoanect. This commitment to sourcing directly ensures not only quality but also fosters sustainable and transparent supply chains.The inception of Fjak Chocolate dates back to 2015, when Agur and her partner Siv Hereid, both women with a shared vision, embarked on their chocolate-making adventure. Inspired by craft chocolate videos, they took the leap and purchased a modest Premier grinder and a kilo of cocoa beans. Thus, on their kitchen countertop, the seeds of Fjak Chocolate were sown.Fast forward to 2017, Fjåk Chocolate AS was officially founded, marking the culmination of two years of experimentation and dedication. With a mission to become the premier craft chocolate maker in Norway, Agur and Siv set out to showcase the diversity and quality of real chocolate, emphasizing the use of fine organic cocoa and supporting small-scale farmers.For Agur and the Fjak team, the journey doesn't end with their current offerings. Continuously pushing the boundaries of flavor and innovation, they strive to introduce new chocolate bars and products, experimenting with new origins and Nordic-inspired flavors. Their ambition extends beyond Norway's borders, aiming to expand into new markets across Europe and beyond.Central to Fjak Chocolate's identity is its packaging, meticulously crafted in collaboration with British designer Ian Holcroft. Together, they work to create packaging that reflects Fjak's ethos of quality and craftsmanship.When it comes to sourcing beans, Fjak prioritizes direct relationships with cocoa farmers. Whether sourcing directly from the farm or through trusted suppliers like Åkesson, Uncommon Cacao, or Cocoanect, Fjak ensures transparency and sustainability throughout their supply chain.Agur's culinary passions extend beyond chocolate, with a particular fascination for Gin and foraging in the Norwegian wilderness for inspiration. Among her favorite chocolate makers are esteemed names like Fruition and Palette de Bine, whose dedication to quality and innovation she deeply admires.Reflecting on their achievements, Agur takes pride in the recognition Fjak Chocolate has garnered in a remarkably short span of time. With seven awards under their belt within the first year of operation, including recognition from the Academy of Chocolate Awards, Fjak Chocolate stands as a testament to the power of passion and dedication.As Fjak Chocolate continues to captivate palates and push boundaries, one thing is clear: their journey is as rich and enticing as the chocolate they create.

Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter
Allergens: None

Our chocolate makers proudly refrain from using any artificial stabilizers or preservatives in their products, making their creations more temperature-sensitive compared to other premium chocolates.

To ensure the optimal taste experience, it's advisable to store our chocolates in a cool, dry place where the temperature hovers between 16°C and 18°C. Please refrain from refrigerating our chocolates, as this may cause sugar crystallization due to increased humidity, altering their texture and flavor.

On the contrary, if stored in excessively high temperatures, cocoa butter may separate and form a white film on the chocolate's surface. This loss of cocoa butter can lead to the chocolate drying out and, consequently, a potential alteration in flavor. Your mindful storage practices will help preserve the integrity of our delectable chocolates.

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