This contains 90% Semuliki Forest cacao for lovers of seriously dark chocolate.
Seriously dark yet surprisingly light, this 90% bar showcases the delicate silkiness of Semuliki Forest cacao.
In the heat and humidity of Western Uganda, smallholder farmers are producing the extraordinary organic cacao that goes into making this delicious 90% bar.This incredible location results in a delicate dark chocolate that evokes toasted almonds, strawberries and a just hint of marshmallow.
Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women.
Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that prepares and exports this cacao, has organised 10 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.
LTC's centralised fermentation facility and warehouse is located in the town of Kasese, north of Lake George. The site is designed to take advantage of all possible available sunshine while limiting runoff from heavy rainfall.
Fermentation boxes have a 500kg capacity and total duration of fermentation varies from 5.5 - 6.5 days.
Beans are sun-dried on portable raised racks for 6 - 7 days and blended to create consistent lots before export.
Source: Uncommon Cacao
Organic Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Based.