A chocolate premiere: a dark, fine chocolate produced from the very first organic and fair trade cocoa in Madagascar!
Cocoa from Madagascar is in great demand worldwide. It is also rare, as Madagascar produces the best African cocoa by a mile. Finally, now, this wonderful island's noble cocoa is available in organic and fair trade quality.
This cocoa is cultivated in the legendary Sambirano Valley, Madagascar's main cocoa growing region, where there are a few big plantations, but also many small cocoa farms. Zotter buys our cocoa beans from CPCS - Cooperative Premium Cacao Sambirano, a union of 170 small farms. The cocoa is grown in volcanic soil, thriving in the island's tropical and humid climate, and is a mixture of Trinitario and Criollo, the world's finest cocoa bean. An exquisite combination, which we gently roast in Zotter's bean to bar manufactory, then conche for a relatively short time in order to produce a very distinctive single-origin 75% chocolate. It boasts a strong note of terroir with the cocoa bean's typical range of fruity flavours as well as possessing hints of citrus, red berries and a pleasing acidity accompanied by a little sweetness, courtesy of raw cane sugar.
Coanching time: 22 hours.
Fragrance notes: intense fruity notes of berries, cherries, banana and peach
Taste notes: mild notes of lightly salted lye roll, sweet spice mix, intense mix of fruit: notes of exotic fruit, berries, cherries, peach, watermelon, mildly peppery, fruity finish
MAKER: Zotter, Austria
CACAO ORIGIN: Belize
WEIGHT: 70g (2.47 oz) 2 x 35 g bars
COCOA CONTENT: 72%
DIETARY TYPE: Vegan
cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter
Single-origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Madagascar.
Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 100%
°from controlled organic cultivation
May contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.