Peru Criollo Blend 82%

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Criollo is one of the best cocoa beans in the world, but unfortunately it has become exceedingly rare. In Peru, a vintage cocoa variety has been preserved, and its fruit contains 30% of the legendary white Criollo beans. This bar is a...

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Conching time: 20 hrs.

This jewel of a cacao delivers a delicate and harmonious bouquet. We roast this cacao gently so that you can taste the chocolate's unique qualities. It begins with a sublime biscuit fragrance, accompanied by mild notes of berry, then continues into a multi-layered aroma adventure. On the tongue, slightly nutty notes are replaced by praline, sweet cream, and a lightly spiced cake biscuit. The finish brings a note of raisin, enveloped by hints of grape, lemon, and olive. Nutty nuances and a slightly tingling touch of grapefruit linger on the palate.

Criollo is one of the best cacao beans in the world, but unfortunately it has become exceedingly rare. In Peru, a vintage cacao variety has been preserved, and its fruit contains 30% of the legendary white Criollo beans. This bar is a fine cacao blend mixed by Mother Nature herself, conserving a veritable jewel of a cacao source. Enjoy this top of the range single origin chocolate with a surprisingly mild flavor despite a whopping 82% cacao content.

 Fragrance notes: biscuits, notes of berry

Taste notes: very mild, nutty, praline, sweet cream, biscuit (lightly spiced), raisins, grapes, lemons, hint of olive. Nutty and fruity finish with a touch of grapefruit

Gluten freeyes
Lactose freeyes
Weight70 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.

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Ingredients: cocoa mass°*, cane sugar°*, cocoa butter°*.  °= ORGANIC (100% ORGANIC)
Manufactured on equipment that processes tree nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.

Single origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa: 82% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 100%

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