Always nice when Krak has made a new chocolate, as far as we’re concerned. Each time (of course) again from special cocoa, and every time, as far as we are concerned, made into a very successful chocolate. Extra nice this time is that the chocolate is also organic. As far as we are concerned, Krak’s chocolates deserve a large audience, so it would be great if they could also be found in organic stores. And it is also nice to know that no chemical pesticides have been used in the cocoa. The cocoa comes from the Peini Plantation in Belize.
About the cocoa:
“Cocoa beans from Punta Gorda (Peini), Toledo District, Belize. Since 2016, Peini Plantation has been producing its own cocoa on 96 hectares of land and buying cocoa from these farmers through its sister company Belize Cacao Trade.
Together with Na’Lu’Um Cocoa Institute, an association of local Maya cocoa farmers, they have provided thousands of free saplings to these farmers and are supporting them with training and microfinance. Thanks to this initiative, approximately 204 cocoa-producing families now have a steady, reliable source to sell their beans at a fair price and help them expand their farming activities to provide a better life for their families.
The post-harvest takes place in a centralized facility. The beans are fermented for 7 days in boxes made of Santa Maria wood. Once the fermentation process is complete, the beans are transported by wheelbarrow to drying tables. The beans remain on the wooden drying tables and are raked well until they have reached a certain degree of appearance.
Taste description of the maker: Firm body with a pleasant fresh citrus acidity. Notes of tropical soft fruit.
Certainly a true description, although it is by no means only the fruity sourness that can be tasted. After the slowly emerging citrus fruitiness, other taste notes emerge, more in a nutty and herbal direction. In short, another great taste experience with plenty to taste – you can discover what you do and don’t taste yourself (and you can always leave your experience in the reviews of course).
Ingredients: cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter.
Certified Organic. Vegan and free from gluten, soy and milk.
Content 80 grams.