In fact, every chocolate lover should try chocolate from Chuao. Just because it became the first ‘Appelation d’origine contrôlée’ area in the year 2000 – as is the case with wine. Only cocoa from Chuao can be called that, and this is also checked. How a small village could become world famous. For their cocoa.
Read more about it at WIPO, for example – it is mainly about how to ‘patent’ an origin. Be sure to read the Guardian’s report that gives a great insight. And maybe take a look at the Wikipedia about Chuao. And then there is clear information and taste profile at C-spot.
Is cocoa from Chuao better than cocoa from a village further? Or from other places in Venezuela? Ach .. there are more beautiful places in Venezuela where people grow cocoa with love and knowledge, but it is an intriguing example of how a very specific village with a long tradition of high quality cocoa can really get a high price for their cocoa. . In this case because the village became very famous, and certainly was made, for their cocoa.
Whether cocoa is better now than elsewhere in Venezuela or not. We invite you to read more about Chuao and of course … if you want to taste it.
Taste description of the maker: The cocoa grew in the renowned village of Chuao. The taste is a frontal attack of dark fruit. Taste develops through acidity ending in a strong taste of cocoa and roasted almonds.
Ingredients: cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter, sunflower lecithin.
Allergy note of the maker: may contain traces of nuts, peanuts, sesame and milk.