Contest: Colombia 75% & Madagascar 75%




2 dark single origin chocolate bars with a classic 75% cocoa solid content go up against one another. One is made from South American cocoa, the other using Madagascar beans, the...

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2 dark single origin chocolate bars with a classic 75% cocoa solid content go up against one another. One is made from South American cocoa, the other using Madagascar beans, the best African cocoa there is.

Colombia 75%
A dark chocolate made with Colombian cacao as part of the "cacao instead of coca" project which we are conducting together with the UN – or more precisely with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime or UNODC. In this way, Colombian smallholders can free themselves from poverty, crime and the drug cartels. 234 families from the Chocó (that’s right!) and Acandí area are now growing organic cacao instead of cocaine and we’re using it to conjure up an entirely legal and word-class chocolate drug with 75% cacao.

Madagascar 75%
A noble cocoa premiere, bean to bar: we transform the very first organic, fair trade cocoa from the legendary Sambirano Valley in Madagascar into a dark 75% chocolate with a range of fruity flavors, a strong note of terroir, hints of citrus, red berries and a pleasing acidity. The best African cocoa is finally available in organic and fair trade quality – a great moment for Josef Zotter and all chocolate aficionados!

Gluten freeyes
Lactose freeyes
Contains alcohol (less than 2%)no
Contains alcohol (more than 2%)no
Weight70 gram / 2.47 oz
Shelf life14 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°
1 x Origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Colombia.
1 x Origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Madagascar.
Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum

Traded in compliance with Fairtrade standards: raw cane sugar°, cocoa mass°, cocoa butter°
Total: 100%.
°from controlled organic cultivation

May contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.

Nutrition Facts:

Energy kcal598kcal
Energy  kJ2478kJ
Fat 46g
of which saturates28g
of which sugar25g


Nutrition / 100g (calculated according to literature data)