Conching time: 36 hrs.
A force of nature: a chocolate made from the finest cocoa from Ecuador, made from 100% cocoa. That's pure cocoa mass, without any soothing sugar additives, which tend to cover up flavor kinks and deficiencies. A pure chocolate represents the...
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Conching time: 36 hrs.
A force of nature: a chocolate made from the finest cocoa from Ecuador, made from 100% cocoa. That's pure cocoa mass, without any soothing sugar additives, which tend to cover up flavor kinks and deficiencies. A pure chocolate represents the soul of the cocoa bean, boisterous, wild, unrestrained and completely genuine.
This pure single origin chocolate will introduce you to the renowned Arriba cocoa bean, only grown in Ecuador, which alongside the Criollo counts among the top cocoa beans in the world. A rare type of cocoa with a very strong flavor profile ranging from flowery-nutty and fruity to slightly spicy. At the foot of the Andes, the Cacao Nacional found an ecological niche and developed independently to become a noble, fine type of cocoa with a strong hint of terroir. But even at its place of origin, the first-class Arriba cocoa is today driven back aggressively by several profitable CCN 51 clones. It's in Los Ríos, the most important cocoa region in Ecuador and the home of the Arriba, that we buy our carefully selected Arriba cocoa beans.
In our bean to bar manufactory, we briefly roast the pure Arriba beans at a high heat. They are then conched for 36 hours to produce a pure chocolate ready to unleash its full cocoa character. Hold on to your hats!
|Contains alcohol (less than 2%)||no|
|Contains alcohol (more than 2%)||no|
|Weight||65 gram / 2.29 oz|
|Shelf life||14 months from production date|
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.
Dark Chocolate 100%°
Ingredients: cocoa mass° Origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Ecuador.
Cocoa: 100% minimum
Traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards: cocoa mass°
Total: 100%. www.info.fairtrade.net
°from controlled organic cultivation
May contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sugar, sesame and soy.
|of which saturates||33||g|
|of which sugar||0,6||g|
Nutrition / 100g (calculated according to literature data)