Dark Chocolate | Conching time: 35 hrs.
Snack on a piece of Maya culture. Made with cacao from Belize and Guatemala, where the Maya, who are the originators of chocolate culture, still live and cultivate their cacao. We’ve visited them and we are in awe of this wonderful, unique cacao legacy....
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Dark Chocolate | Conching time: 35 hrs.
Snack on a piece of Maya culture. Made with cacao from Belize and Guatemala, where the Maya, who are the originators of chocolate culture, still live and cultivate their cacao. We’ve visited them and we are in awe of this wonderful, unique cacao legacy.
Twenty-six different Maya dialects are spoken in Guatemala. The lifestyle there is basic and traditional. Guatemala is home to a multitude of hidden valleys where 200-year-old cacao trees still grow. They don’t yield as many beans anymore, but we are championing the preservation of these heirloom varieties. There are also white cacao beans in Guatemala of legendary Criollo origin. In large part, cacao cultivation safeguards the traditional lifestyle of the Maya people.
Experience a chocolate with 100% cacao content, without any added sugar–a precious piece of authentic cacao history!
Fragrance notes: berries, cherries, mildly tropical accents
Taste notes: Spicy-nutty. An initial acidity, with notes of red fruit, spice and nuts, with a subtle finish of tannins similar to black tea
|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.
dark chocolate 100%°
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%