Handcrafted from Peruvian Cacao
Wt. 2.11oz (60g)
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar
Allergy Info: May contain traces of nuts and dairy
Winner - International Chocolate Awards, USA Silver 2016
Listed as one of the "most impressive" bars in a New York Times article by Pete Wells: A Taste Test of Chocolate Bars Made From Scratch
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole Vanilla Beans
Allergy info: May contain traces of nuts and milk
Winner: 1st Place Best Origin Bar at 2015 Northwest Chocolate Festival
Cacao proudly sourced from Uncommon Cacao:
OKO Caribe (Organic and Direct Trade) has perfected the art of working with small farmers in the San Francisco de Macoris region, Duarte province of the Dominican Republic. Business owners Gualberto and Adriano consistently deliver this high quality cacao, with deep chocolate and red fruit notes. They have personal relationships with all farmers, offering microfinance loans for cacao-related expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs.
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
Allergy Info: May contain traces of dairy and nuts.
Fruition Chocolate sources the cocoa beans for our Camino Verde Crunch bar from Meridian Cacao Company which practices direct trade. They work with a cocoa farm in Ecuador that we are proud to support, which is Organic Certified and has high labor standards and benefits for farmers such as doctor visits and professional development.
ABOUT CAMINO VERDE
Camino Verde is a cocoa farm near the city of Balao, two hours south of Guayaquil, Ecuador, and was rehabilitated after being abandoned for 16 years. Camino Verde and Meridian Cacao Company have developed a long-standing relationship built on a passion for impeccable quality and consistency in beans, as well as an understanding of the applied science in cocoa fermentation that pushes the boundaries for new-age methods of cocoa post harvest processing. Camino Verde’s owner, Vicente Norero, has years of experience in microbiology, which brings a unique approach to cocoa farming. With Vicente’s deep understanding of fermentation methods he produces a variety of flavor profiles, using enzymes and inoculants to push specific flavor precursors forward in the beans.
Beyond environmental practices that earn Camino Verde an Organic Certification, they practice a unique labor program, paying staff 15% above minimum wage, as well as productivity bonuses, which strengthens staff retention. Camino Verde has a doctor visit the farm weekly to care for any farm- ers needing assistance. Vicente teaches his farmers the big picture of cocoa farming, providing them with extensive training. Teaching farmers how to be responsible of their own domain, from irrigation system management, pruning, and harvesting to disease management, gives employees pride and ownership over their portion of the farm; teaching them the precision required to harvest high quality cacao.
68% Dark Chocolate Coffee
Cacao: Heirloom Chuno, Nicaragua
Coffee: Santa Isabel, Guatemala
Tasting Notes: Bergamot, Spicy, Toasty
Ingredients: Cocoa Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Coffee Beans
May contain traces of nuts and dairy. Soy free and gluten free.
Based in the Hudson Valley, Fruition Chocolate and Irving Farm Coffee Roasters practice ethical and sustainable sourcing in creating quality products from fine flavor cacao and specialty graded coffee. Together we created this dark chocolate bar to highlight the complementing flavors of each origin.