55% LAKRITS - Öko Caribe, Dominican Republic
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.
50 gram per bar