Akesson’s Madagascar 75% With Wild Voatsiperifery Pepper

By Åkesson's

  • flavoured
  • spicy
  • dark


A luxury dark chocolate bar featuring wild pepper, and made from Madagascan beans, created by renowned maker Akesson’s.

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  • Description

    This dark chocolate bar is crafted in France by cacao farmer and craft chocolate maker Bertil Akesson.

    It is a lesser known fact that cacao can suffer from sunburn if exposed to intense sunlight.  In many countries, cacao is grown beneath the lush canopy of the rainforest.  However, in Madagascar, it is often grown along side taller crops that can provide a degree of shade and protection from the harsh rays of the tropical sun.  One such crop is pepper.

    It is often said that Madagascan cocoa has a natural spice to it and in the case of this bar, that is certainly true.  However, this flavour is entirely due to the fact that the bars have an inclusion in the form of a native Madagascan wild pepper.

    This pepper is known as the Voatsiperifery pepper – “Voa” meaning the fruits and “tsiperifery” which is the Malagasy for this pepper vine. Their fruits are hand harvested by farmers from the forests of Madagascar.

    The 75% dark chocolate in this bar has the pleasing flavours we’ve come to enjoy in Madagascan chocolate.  When coupled with the pepper inclusion, we are left with a bar that has a delicious aroma of cloves and cinnamon and as it melts, releases a gentle spicy heat.

    This bar achieved a Bronze at the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2017, a Gold in 2016, 2015 and 2013.

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  • 2 reviews for Akesson’s Madagascar 75% With Wild Voatsiperifery Pepper

    • Aedin C.

      Aedin C.

      January 18, 2018


    • Balazs C.

      Balazs C.

      June 1, 2017

      Best. Bar. Ever. The cascade of awards is no joke, this bar packs some very serious pleasure.

  • Energy2386.36kJ/575kcal
    of which
    - saturates0.0052g
    of which
    - sugars24.5g
    Milk (traces), nuts (traces)
    Organic cocoa (min. 75%), organic cane sugar, pure organic cocoa butter (no vegetable fat), organic voatsiperifery pepper (2%) emulsifier (GMO-free soya lecithin)

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Maker description

Cocoa grower Bertil Åkesson's father was a Swedish diplomat before starting a trading company and traveling the world before settling in Madagascar. Read more about Åkesson's