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A delicious single origin chocolate with 75% cocoa solids, infused with pure cocoa mass in order to boost the Nativo cocoa's flavor profile. Cuvée of the fine Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans, which I discovered on a trip to Peru together with my daughter Julia. The Oro Verde cooperative consists mostly of indigenous people from the...
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Conching time: 22 hours
A delicious single origin chocolate with 75% cocoa solids, infused with pure cocoa mass in order to boost the Nativo cocoa's flavor profile. This is a cuvée of the fine Criollo and Trinitario cocoa beans, which I discovered on a trip to Peru together with my daughter Julia. The Oro Verde cooperative consists mostly of indigenous people from the Chanka and Awajun tribes as well as 30% migrants. The cooperative is quite proud of their cultural diversity and also of the variety of produce growing on their cocoa plantations. The cocoa farmers are convinced that this kind of biodiversity, a combination of a variety of plants, influence the flavor of the cocoa beans and lend them a broad aroma spectrum.
We were impressed – aside from the warm welcome we received from people in colorful, ribboned festive dress and the strong tradition we observed, we found that Oro Verde are focusing on impeccable quality, running a lab and even conducting sensory tests. A perfect fusion of traditional and modern influences.
This chocolate lets you experience fine organic cocoa, which we turn, bean to bar and with an infusion of pure cocoa mass, into a chocolate with a powerful flavor profile.
|Contains alcohol (less than 2%)||no|
|Contains alcohol (more than 2%)||no|
|Weight||70 gram / 2.47 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 75%°
Ingredients: cocoa mass°, raw cane sugar°, cocoa butter° Origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum
Traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards: cocoa mass°, raw cane sugar°, cocoa butter°
Total: 100%. www.info.fairtrade.net
°from controlled organic cultivation
May contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.
|of which saturates||28||g|
|of which sugar||25||g|
Nutrition / 100g (calculated according to literature data)