Chuncho cocoa contains the most varieties of all cacao: 114 sub-species in the Upper Amazon. The origin of the species.
While Mexico and Central America can be considered the cultural centre for fine cacao, and Venezuela was a World-leading producer for 400 years, the Upper Amazon can claim the origin of cocoa.
So, there is great variety in Chuncho cacao. Solkiki sampled as many transparent Chunchos as they could find, a process taking several years to complete. Eventually they settled on a variety grown around Cusco, enjoying its intricate character, the lightness and brightness of the body, the length and breadth of the profile, and last but not least the wonderful team protecting and preserving it at origin.
This bar was awarded Silver by the International Chocolate Awards, 2021-2022