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Original Beans Cru Virunga 70%

Original Beans Cru Virunga 70%

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The cacao for the Cru Virunga bar grows in Eastern Congo, in the buffer zone around Virunga National Park – home to the world’s last wild mountain gorillas. Original Beans campaigns with the park authorities for the preservation of the park and its endangered primates.

This organic dark chocolate is lively with notes of morello cherries and has a strong finish with hints of black tea.



Amelonado variety cacao beans from Virunga Park, the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This ultra rare Amelonado cacao comes from the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga is home to the world’s only facility for orphaned mountain gorillas. 1/3rd of the world’s endangered mountain gorillas live in Virunga National Park!⁠

Virunga’s lava landscape has shaped a terroir of complex flavours and politics. Your purchase of the dark Virunga 70% promotes peace in this region and a last haven for mountain gorillas.


Original Beans are one of our absolute favourite chocolate makers, and often the bars we'll share with friends and family, each bar an incredible chocolate delicacy.

Since 2008, Original Beans have ventured into remote rainforests to source the world’s rarest & fairest cacao beans and transform the cultures of chocolate, food and luxury. Today, they lead Europe's craft chocolate movement as a pioneer for regenerative business practices.

They are one of the most sustainable chocolate producers on the planet. For every one bar of their chocolate sold, one tree is planted. They make bean-to-bar chocolate with some of the rarest varieties of cacao available in the world, developing fair and equitable relationships with remote communities of growers to bring their special cacao to the world.


Organic Cacao Mass, Organic Raw Cane Sugar, Organic Cacao Butter*. Cacao solids: 70% minimum.

May contain traces of almonds, hazelnuts and milk.

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