ORANGE DARK CHOCOLATE
FOR THOSE WITH A TASTE FOR THE TANGY
The perfect marriage of rich dark Peruvian chocolate and crisp candied orange peel,this is a bittersweet delight. Warning: may be habit-forming…
This chocolate is brought to you in collaboration with our friends at the ACOPAGRO COOPERATIVE in PERU
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Peru is blessed with 60% of the global genetic diversity of cocoa trees and in the past 10 years increased cocoa exports have helped drive new economic growth. Sited in the Alto Huayabamba region in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, the Acopagro Cooperative has been bringing together small producers for more than 15 years, enabling them to move out of cocaine production and into cocoa.
Acopagro involves members of 70 local communities, such as Luis (pictured), a producer from the Pucalpillo community. Thanks to new production methods and the benefits of fair trade, this Coop has converted to organic growing and has planted new cocoa trees. With its own fermentation centre, it’s a pioneer in the field of reforestation and environmental conservation.
Organic cocoa mass, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, organic candied orange peel (10%) [organic orange peel, organic sugar, organic icing sugar, organic glucose syrup], organic orange essential oil, organic vanilla.
Cocoa: minimum 60%. 100% of the ingredients from agriculture are the product of organic farming methods.
May contain milk, nuts, gluten and soya.
Cocoa, sugar and vanilla are fairtrade certified, traded, audited and sourced from fairtrade producers. total 89.8%. Visit info.fairtrade.net/sourcing
Average nutritional values per 100g:
Energy: 2290kJ (550kcal)
Fat: 35.6g of which saturated fatty acids: 21.4g
Carbohydrates: 48.4g of which sugars: 42.3g