The Virunga region lies at the crossroads of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The area is threatened by ongoing deforestation due to illegal logging and encroaching small-scale agriculture.
Planting cocoa restores land and prevents deforestation. This keeps the Virunga National Park intact and protects the last habitat of the mountain gorillas.
In Africa, Forastero cocoa trees are predominant; the taste of the beans is powerful, you taste a pure, uncomplicated chocolate.
The bar weighs about 85 grams and is packed in greaseproof paper printed with bio ink.
In 2011, Rodney and Enver decided to become chocolate makers. Simply because making real chocolate is simply the most beautiful and delicious thing there is!
"We want to show people how real chocolate is made, from bean to bar. We do everything ourselves in our own factory in Amsterdam. We are the only Dutch chocolate company that controls every link in the chain itself. This allows us to do everything as sustainably as possible .
We buy high-quality organic cocoa directly from farmers in Congo, Peru and the Dominican Republic . We do this for a good & fair price. We burn ourselves and take our time. Fair, cool, organic, Dutch and really tasty.
Real chocolate is chocolate that has been made with care in a traditional way. Conscious, sustainable and of top quality, with as few additives as possible. The taste of the bean is central. The region and conditions under which cocoa beans grow, you can taste that in the chocolate."
Nutrition Information per 100g:
Total Fat 38.0g
– Saturated 24.4g
– Sugar 30.0g
Refer to ‘Additional Information’ for allergens
cocoa mass, sugar, cocoa butter
All ingredients are from organic cultivation.
My husband would have given 5, but, for me, its a 3 so splitting the difference. This has a strong “green” note that I personally found too strong, but which he loved.