*Gold Award winner at the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017*
A deep, fruity and complex dark chocolate from Vietnamese chocolate maker Belvie. Made with cacao from the highlands region of Lâm Đồng, this distinctive bar offer flavours of raisin, raspberry and molasses, with underlying earthy notes.
Lâm Đồng is a province in southern Vietnam that is known for its diverse and productive agricultural sector, including cacao production. The region's favorable climate and topography, including rolling hills and a tropical monsoon climate, support the growth of a variety of crops, including cacao.
Cacao trees are grown on small-scale farms in the region, typically ranging from a few hectares to several tens of hectares. The local farmers in Lâm Đồng are experienced in cultivating cacao, and they use traditional methods passed down through generations to ensure high yields and quality.
In recent years, the cacao industry in Lâm Đồng has been growing rapidly, as demand for high-quality cacao beans has increased globally. The province is now one of the largest cacao-producing regions in Vietnam and has become an important source of income for local farmers.
To support the cacao industry in Lâm Đồng, the government and various organizations have implemented programs to improve the productivity and quality of cacao production. This includes providing training and resources for farmers, as well as developing infrastructure and facilities for processing and storing cacao beans.
Overall, the environment in Lâm Đồng supports the growth of high-quality cacao, and the local farmers and government are working to ensure that the region remains a major player in the global cacao market.
Jannie and Marc have always described themselves as “chocolate addicts”. They started out making chocolate at home, but in 2015 decided they wanted to share their passion with the world – and so Belvie was born.
Made from the finest Vietnamese cocoa beans, Belvie’s chocolate is handcrafted in small batches to maintain quality. Their beans are purchased directly from local farmers, and they see paying a premium price as an important step in halting the decline of Vietnam’s cocoa farmers.
Cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter
Soy, gluten, dairy and nut free.