The cocoa solo: a chocolate with a 100% cocoa content – the palate will only taste cocoa and nothing else. Created with a very mild Peruvian cocoa, no added sugar or other ingredients. Just Peru – we have visited its shores many times and have grown to love and appreciate its people and its cocoa.
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Conching time: 40 hrs.
100% – you can’t get more cacao than this. A single origin chocolate that offers cacao on the palate and absolutely nothing else. Made with Peruvian cacao from Cacao de Aroma, the taste and texture are softened with added cocoa butter, giving the impression of a bar of far lower cacao content. This bar is pure, without added sugar or other ingredients.
When we visited the cacao farmers of Cacao de Aroma, we made most of the journey on foot or in boats over riverways, through completely untouched lands. We felt as if we were traveling through a giant nature reserve.
From the river, we could see the lush, green hills that used to grow coca plants. Until recently, this region was famous for coca cultivation. Now, the farmers of the new Cacao de Aroma cooperative grow organic cacao trees instead. This is a huge opportunity for them, and an extremely important project for us to support. Cacao de Aroma exported their first cacao beans to us at Zotter, in Austria. We were pleased to host the cacao farmers when they visited, strengthening a close and long-standing cooperation.
When we arrived in Tocache, the entire town had gathered, with people everywhere, and indigenous singers performing.
We were the first chocolate producers to ever visit them. Since then, we have put our expertise and passion into the manufacture of this chocolate, hoping to bring to the rest of the world some of the joy we felt in Tocache, alongside these cacao farmers.
Fragrance notes: red berries (raspberries, strawberries), grapes, roasted nuts
Taste notes: pleasantly bitter, fruity notes of grapes and olives, intensely nutty roast aroma, balanced finish similar to red wine
|Weight||65 gram / 2.29 oz|
Zotter produces individual chocolate for individual people who savour each moment. The diversified Zotter assortment is a reference to the biological variety. “The assortment is nothing but a small extract of what the cocoa bean with its countless aromatic components renders possible in terms of biological diversity.”
The inventor Josef Zotter has constantly invested in his products. He has been involved in fair trade since 2004, in 2005 his company converted to organic and in 2006 he opened his own Chocolate Factory. For this reason he is throughout Europe the only manufacturer who produces chocolates starting from the bean (bean-to-bar) exclusively in organic* and fair quality!
Josef Zotter has succeeded in transforming the world of chocolates. With the hand-scooped chocolates the creative chocolate maker from Riegersburg has managed to upset our familiar view of the world of chocolate. Bacon Bits in chocolate, Pumpkin Seeds with Marzipan and Apples and Carrots with Ginger surrounded by chocolate. The chocolate revolution started: novel flavour combinations, a new format, art as packaging and the transformation of delicacies into green food. In 2012 the hand-scooped chocolates were celebrating their 20th anniversary. More than 20 years of chocolate history filled with a tremendous amount of creations, crazy ideas and the rebellion against the mainstream.
Bean-to-bar – from the bean to the chocolate Since the opening of the Chocolate Factory Josef Zotter has ranked among the few quality chocolate makers around the world whose chocolate production processes are located under the same roof: From the roasting of the cocoa beans via the rolling up to the finishing touches in the conching plant everything is carried out with a high degree of sensitivity. In this way Zotter clearly positions himself against standardized mass production and the concentration of the chocolate market. In his Chocolate Factory there is no run-of-the-mill processing. The entire manufacturing process becomes transparent and tangible for visitors in the Chocolate Theatre. Zotter even was invited to the renowned Harvard University and his company is the only Austrian company included as part of the students’ curriculum as a case study.
*100% organic certified in the EU: In the U.S. products containing dairy are not considered as 100% certified organic dut to different regulations between the EU and the U.S. Please find the organic percentage per bar on the ingredients label or online in the ingredients tab per product.
Ingredients: cocoa mass°*. °= ORGANIC (100% ORGANIC)
Manufactured on equipment that processes tree nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.
ORGANIC CONTROL NUMBER: AT-BIO-402
Single origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa: 100% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 100%