This is a really fresh and slightly tarty chocolate with delicious notes of red fruits and banana.
About the Origin
Sao Tome is an island off of the Western coast of Africa. The beans behind this chocolate are mainly of the Amelonado variety, which is the strain of cacao most widely spread in Africa. Although African sourced beans have a bad reputation due to allegations of slave labor and poorly paid farmers, the exporter who buys these beans from the local farmers pays a price well above the local cacao prices. This extra income not only gives the communities the means to live above the poverty line, but to reinvest in their farms and harvesting processes to ensure a constant level of quality year after year.
Cocoa beans (beans from Sao Tome), sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier (soy lecithin) and vanilla. May contain traces of milk and nuts.
Unopened, the chocolates have a shelf-life of 24 months when kept in a dry place between 12 and 18° C.