A dark milk chocolate with creamy notes of nut, honey and caramel.
AWARDED: Silver medal in International Chocolate Awards - Bean to bar, Europe
A darker milk chocolate with a fine tuned balance between the nutty notes of the cacao and the creaminess of the milk. We have left out the vanilla in our version to allow the natural flavour of the cacao to be more dominant.
For this chocolate we use cocoa beans from the Dominican Republic. Öko-Caribe is a well established fermentary in the Duarte province. The fermentary buys from neighbouring farms and ferments about 450 tonnes a year.
The cacao is fermented i 4-tiered boxes for 5-6 days before they are dried in mesh covered decks and cement patios under greenhouse coverage.
Öko Caribe maintains close relationships with its 165 farmers through technical training, in agronomic practices and organic certification. In addition, owners Adriano and Gualberto have personal relationships with all farmers, offering microfinance loans for cacao-related expenses, as well as personal loans for family emergencies or other community needs. We have been working with Öko-Caribe since 2018.
Ingredients: Cacao, sugar, milk powder, cacao butter, Calabrian licorice (Amarelli). May contain traces of nuts.