Elfi and Maxime travel annually to Piura to select the beans for their Gran Blanco bars. They are honoured to have the opportunity to work with such an invaluable raw ingredient, sourced from only five producers. The farmer’s cooperative was founded by about thirty families, all dedicated to the conservation of the region’s white cacao tree.
This bar was awarded Gold by the Academy of Chocolate in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and Silver by the International Chocolate Awards in 2018 and 2020-21
Raised in Peru, Elfi Maldonado was travelling in her native land when she met Maxime Simard, who was to become her life partner. As their love for one another blossomed, a joint venture simultaneously came to fruition. In 2017 they cofounded Qantu, a bean-to-bar project with a meaningful connection to Peru’s distinct heirloom cacao.
The first three Qantu bars were awarded with two gold medals and one silver medal at the Academy of Chocolate Awards in London in June 2017.
But why the name Qantu? It's the name of the national flower of Peru and Bolivia, a flower which is native to the Peruvian Andes. The word Qantu comes from the native Quechua language and is pronounced 'Kantu'.
Nutrition Information per 25g (half bar):
Total Fat 10g
– Saturated 6g
– Sugar 7g
Refer to ‘Additional Information’ for allergens
cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter