We create this milk chocolate as a single origin chocolate with pure fine flavor cacao from Peru. We use local Peruvian Nativo cacao from Oro Verde, which is Spanish for “green gold”. The Nativo cacao includes white cacao beans, a signature feature of the legendary Criollo. The small farms growing these beans belong in part to the Chanka and Awajun tribes, and they grow their cacao in the middle of the rain forest according to old indigenous traditions. These tribes are proud of their diverse cultural heritage and also of the diversity in their cacao gardens, where many other plants thrive alongside the cacao tree. This biodiversity and the co-cultivating of different plants is hugely important for cacao flavor, as each plant has an effect on the cacao, adding a broad aroma spectrum. With Oro Verde, you can distinctly feel the spirit of the indigenous people, passed down from generation to generation. We turn this amazing cacao into a delicious, sweet milk chocolate by adding sugar, genuine vanilla, and organic mountain milk from the Austrian Tyrol region. The aromatic Nativo cacao slumbers in the cacao fruit and the sweet fruit pulp. Across the world, this rare variety is hard to find. Even here, the profitable CCN-51 clone has started to replace the traditional cacao bean varieties. But especially for us, the Oro Verde cacao farmers harvest only Nativo cacao, thereby safeguarding the existence of this legendary and heirloom fine flavor cacao bean.
Fragrance notes: milk, creamy caramel
Taste notes: sweet and light milk, creamy milk caramel, traces of cinnamon spice and butter biscuit, and a sweet finish of caramel with a pinch of salt
Ingredients: cane sugar°*, cocoa butter°*, dry whole milk, cocoa mass°*, dark brown cane sugar°*, vanilla bean powder°, salt. °= ORGANIC (81% ORGANIC)
Manufactured on equipment that processes tree nuts, peanuts, sesame and soy.
ORGANIC CONTROL NUMBER: AT-BIO-402
Single origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Peru.
Cocoa: 45% minimum
*fair traded, fair trade content in total: 81%