Original Beans has been actively involved in the conservation of this rare source of 100% wild cacao for several years. Now, genetic research has shown that this ‘original bean’ is a distinct endemic variety, genetically independent from all known cacaos. Extraordinarily, the cacao grows on “chocolates” or “cocoa islands” dating back to a pre-Columbian civilisation. During the wet season, the expert collectors from several indigenous tribes go out, for weeks at a time, in canoes to collect the wild beans in spots only they know about. The wild beans are so small that they require specially modified roasting, all making for a very special chocolate.
Some of the best chocolate that you will find anywhere and used by many of the world's top chefs. Available in two formats: bars for eating right away and buttons for your baking (couverture) and hot chocolate needs. The ingredients for each format is the same: the only difference is that the bars are tempered to give a shiny finish. This format is for the couverture chocolate, in the form of convenient buttons.
INGREDIENTS: Direct-trade wild cacao beans, cacao butter*, raw cane sugar*
TASTING NOTES: Sun-dried cranberries, melon, subtle tropical fruit notes, hints of jasmine tea
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