A single origin chocolate with pure fine flavor cocoa from Peru. We’ve traveled to Peru several times and know many of the cocoa farmers, who cultivate our amazing cocoa beans, personally. We take these precious goods, add mountain milk from Austria’s Tyrol region, genuine vanilla and sugar and turn it into a sweet, delicious milk chocolate.
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We create this milk chocolate as a single origin chocolate with pure fine flavor cacao from Peru. We use local Peruvian Nativo cacao from Oro Verde, which is Spanish for "green gold". The Nativo cacao includes white cacao beans, a signature feature of the legendary Criollo. The small farms growing these beans belong in part to the Chanka and Awajun tribes, and they grow their cacao in the middle of the rain forest according to old indigenous traditions. These tribes are proud of their diverse cultural heritage and also of the diversity in their cacao gardens, where many other plants thrive alongside the cacao tree. This biodiversity and the co-cultivating of different plants is hugely important for cacao flavor, as each plant has an effect on the cacao, adding a broad aroma spectrum. With Oro Verde, you can distinctly feel the spirit of the indigenous people, passed down from generation to generation. We turn this amazing cacao into a delicious, sweet milk chocolate by adding sugar, genuine vanilla, and organic mountain milk from the Austrian Tyrol region.The aromatic Nativo cacao slumbers in the cacao fruit and the sweet fruit pulp. Across the world, this rare variety is hard to find. Even here, the profitable CCN-51 clone has started to replace the traditional cacao bean varieties. But especially for us, the Oro Verde cacao farmers harvest only Nativo cacao, thereby safeguarding the existence of this legendary and heirloom fine flavor cacao bean.
Fragrance notes: milk, creamy caramel
Taste notes: sweet and light milk, creamy milk caramel, traces of cinnamon spice and butter biscuit, and a sweet finish of caramel with a pinch of salt
|Weight||70 gram / 2.47 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: cane sugar°*, cocoa butter°*, dry whole milk, cocoa mass°*, dark brown cane sugar°*, vanilla bean powder°, salt. °= ORGANIC (81% ORGANIC)
Manufactured on equipment that processes tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and soy.
ORGANIC CONTROL NUMBER: AT-BIO-402
Single origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa: 45% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 81%