Solkiki – MARANON 68 – Dark Chocolate
Gold winner of the International Chocolate Awards 2016, British National Competition (Category Microbatch Dark)
Silver winner of the International Chocolate Awards 2016, European Competition (Category dark under 85%)
Silver winner of the International Chocolate Awards 2017, European Competition (Category dark under 85%)
Bronze winner Small Food Awards 2018, School of Artisan Foods
The rarest cacao in the world. Thought extinct for a hundred years, discovered by chance growing in a remote river canyon at twice the usual altitude of cacao, in the foothills of the Andes, this bean has been USDA inspected and verified as being the only genetically PURE NACIONAL bean known in the world. The intense floral flavours are difficult to stabilize; the bean is notoriously temperamental and presents a terrific challenge to any chocolatemaker. With persistence and a lot of trial, error, observation and patience, it can make incredible chocolate. Expect no bitterness. Bright floral flavour notes. Lots of people detect honey and/or dried fruit, raisins in this 2-ingredient dark chocolate. We hope you enjoy this bar as much as we enjoyed unlocking it’s secrets.
Allergen information: contains no nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free). Made in a facility that uses nuts and soy. Vegan friendly.
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Solkiki Chocolatemaker has earned over 60 major international awards for over 20 products. Their micro-batch craft chocolate is made from bean to bar using ultra-premium cacao beans directly-traded with special tropical farms.
~99% of the global chocolate trade uses the same type of cacao: easy to grow, high yield, very poor flavour profile. This is why dark chocolate is typically cheap & tastes bitter: it‘s an industrial product, chemically processed and farmed under horrific conditions. Even Fair Trade is not effective for most cacao famers, so we avoid that industry.
Solkiki assess a lot of fine flavour cacao and source the best via a very short chain. Direct trade protects vulnerable rainforests and wildlife while improving the lives of farming communities and quality of cacao long-term. As a bonus, Solkiki’s minimal-process, bean-to-bar approach creates delicious chocolate! We remove the middlemen and encourage farmers to grow these fickle trees, promoting equality, biodiversity, sustainability, nutrition and flavour.
Our sourcing principle is more than simply paying what the farmers ask.
At Solkiki, direct trade means we work in partnership with farmers and fermenters to improve both quality of cacao and livelihoods, long term.
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