Dark Chocolate | Conching time: 19 hrs.
A true rarity: this small, west African island is virtually unknown but boasts a long and rich cacao tradition. It is considered the cradle of west African cacao. The small farmers of the CECAQ 11 cooperative grow a ...
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Dark Chocolate | Conching time: 19 hrs.
A true rarity: this small, west African island is virtually unknown but boasts a long and rich cacao tradition. It is considered the cradle of west African cacao. The small farmers of the CECAQ 11 cooperative grow a unique island cacao shaped by its terroir, very chocolatey with a mild fruity flavor. At our chocolate factory, we process the cacao bean-to-bar: first we mill and roast, then sweeten with raw cane sugar, roll to its fine texture and finally the stir of the conching process. The warmth and hours of conching remove unpleasant aromas, but too much is detrimental to the finished product. At Zotter we use shorter conching times to preserve the cacao’s rich character. Taste the richness in this 75% cacao single origin bar, surprisingly mild for a dark chocolate, with an excellent melt, and notes of tropical fruit..
Fragrance notes: fruity, dried apricots, BaguettesTaste notes: very mild for a dark chocolate. Red cherries, beautiful roast aroma, good melt, notes of baguettes, slightly astringent finish
|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 75%°
Ingredients: cocoa mass°*, raw cane sugar°*, cocoa butter°*. °= 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 São Tomé.
Cocoa: 75% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 100%