The inspiration for this bar was to create a one that reflects the love story between Qantu’s founders, Elfi and Maxime, whereby Peru set the stage with the cacao beans and Quebec stepped in with its iconic maple. The two are joined by a sprinkle of fleur de sel from Maras, an ancestral salt mine in Cusco where our chocolate-making couple met. A sublime marriage!
Cocoa Origin: La Mar, Ayacucho, Peru
This bar was awarder World Bronze in 2019 and 2020-21 and World Silver in 2018 and 2018 by the International Chocolate Awards
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 7g
– Saturated 4g
– Sugar 10g
Refer to ‘Additional Information’ for allergens
cocoa beans, maple sugar, cocoa butter, fleur de sel.
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