Made with vanilla from Papantla, Mexico. A place great for vanilla, and perhaps the place where it was first used. At least for centuries, and they also have a beautiful legend about it. See the english wikipedia page for that. A legend about two lovers, beheaded by a priest. And where their blood flowed, a beautiful orchid began to bloom.
One of the founders of Kuná also originally comes from Mexico. Declares in part partly for the choice of vanilla as an addition to this chocolate.
And a chocolate like this, where vanilla has been thoughtfully added, is fine with us. That in the supermarkets some fake vanilla (vanilla aroma) is added to each bar, in addition to the other additives, to mask the moderate cocoa, we find again typical of what we have all caused together .. Chocolate as a candy, as cheap as possible, cocoa as a bulk product only pays per kilo and transiently in quality. And afterwards clean up in the factory with all kinds of tricks. Such as fake vanilla, a large overdose of sugar and, oh well, you notice, we have our opinions.
This chocolate however … directly from Ecuador in the Netherlands at Clearchox, certified organic. And then it comes to us from their warehouse in Heteren. Last February we sat down with the aforementioned co-founder (Luis), after the chocolate festival Chocoa in the Beurs van Berlage. By the way also with the people from Soklet at the table, and the gentlemen from Clearchox. Whatever we want to say .. good cocoa is essential for good chocolate, fair cocoa is essential for fair chocolate. And to guarantee all that, direct contact is a great thing. Because if you would ask again for photos of the cocoa farm in Ecuador, we can inquire and share the photos with a simple email. Luckily we get enough questions, mostly about taste and not about how and what exactly with the cocoa, but we do notice enough reactions from people who understand that chocolate like this that goes further in everything should not be compared with the kilnnumber chocolates (pop chocolate). ) in the supermarket.
We also don’t have a huge amount of chocolate with vanilla. Amano is an (other) exception, with vanilla in every bar. And that’s why it’s great that Kuná is about that one bar. And is used as a tasteful addition. We appreciate that.
Ingredients: cocoa beans, primal sugar, cocoa butter, vanilla.
Allergy note of the makers: produced in an environment where no nuts, milk, peanuts, gluten, sesame or soy are processed.