Heinde & Verre Zesty Venezuela Dark 71%


A lively rich palate of: coffee, citrus, tangerine, orange, green herbs, laurel and liquorice.

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“This Guasare cacao is grown by the Marquez family in the Perijá mountains, Venezuela. A rich palate with contrasting notes defines its zesty character.

To bring out the lively character of this cacao we applied 3 roasting profiles on this single plantation cacao. Each roast accentuates different flavour notes. During grinding the three batches are combined again and ground together for 82 hours. When finished, it is time let the batch rest for another two weeks to slowly develop a wide range of flavours.”

Awarded Silver at the Academy of Chocolate in 2023

The Los Laureles Estate, run by the Marquez family in Venezuela. Close to the Colombian border in the rough mountains lies the Serrania Perijá valley full of everything nature has to offer. Multi cropping: cacao, coffee, beans and plantain goes hand in hand together in this region. This is an area where the oldest remains of cacao trees in Venezuela are found. Together with the university of Paris, the Marquez family has initiated research on the DNA of different the Guasare cacao varieties grown on separate plantations (estates) in that region. Some plantations showed strands of Criollo DNA in their genetics, while Los Laureles appeared to be an example of classsic Guasare DNA. A nursery is created to retrieve and keep this Guasare DNA by selecting pure genotypes and grafting seedlings for re-planting of this old cacao variety.

In recent decades the region has suffered deforestation from human activities. The Marquez family has also embarked on an initiative to preserve native cocoa varieties and agroforestry systems in the region. A program in which the farmers are incentivesed to plant cedar trees for shade and grow cacao without deforestation.

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Weight 95 g
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Heinde & Verre

Heinde & Verre means “near and far”. The name pays homage to the Dutch culinary tradition of combining the best ingredients worldwide with quality local produce. We use slow food techniques to develop the full potential of grand cru cacao and to express its natural richness in flavour.

One bar for now, one bar for later

Each Heinde & Verre box contains 2 bars, one bar for now, one for later. Heinde & Verre only work with traceable organic cacao, sourced directly from the farmers themselves. This ensures the farmers get a fair price and enables them to take care of both their workers and the environment. On every bar you can trace the source and farmers of the cacao.

Free of Allergens

All Heinde & Verre bars are free of nuts, soy, egg, gluten and lactose, the only exceptions are the regular milk bars that contain cow milk. The milk bars are processed separately. We do not process nuts in our factory and therefore our bars do not contain traces of nuts. Certified gluten free oat is part of our plant-based Vegan Mylk recipe.


Nutrition Information per 100g:

Energy 2404kJ/572kcal

Total Fat         43g
– Saturated       26g

Carbohydrates     32g
– Sugar           29g

Protein            7g

Salt               0g

Refer to ‘Additional Information’ for allergens


cocoa and cocoa butter, sugar


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