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In the southern reaches of the Amazon basin along Bolivia's Rio Beni grows a rare, wild cacao. Massive trees are found along the riverbanks, where their fruits are gathered by cacao "hunters" who travel by boat in search of this rarity. The pods of this unique genotype of cacao are very small, some not larger than a lemon. Hidden inside them, tiny cacao beans hold surprising flavors of plum, jasmine, banana, and nuts. Through much effort, we managed to procure a small lot of this coveted cacao silvestre, worthy of a limited edition release. As with all of our chocolate, this bar contains only two ingredients - cacao beans and cane sugar - delivering a pure, undiluted expression of this extraordinary cacao. We hope you enjoy the fruits of our labor.
CSC shipments of this bar are complete, except for those we could not contact. If this is you, please send us a note so we can get you bars! Thank you! Pre-orders from May will begin shipping July 10.
Made with cacao from the Costa Esmeraldas farm in Ecuador. Costa Esmeraldas is a new farm owned by the Salazar family. They've collaborated with Dan O'Doherty on the farm design as well as the post harvest facility and processing. The cacao has a fairly traditional Nacional profile of floral with some fruity and spicy notes, and the balance of acidity and astringency is much better than is typical. This is an 80% formulation.