Akesson’s – Madagascar 100% Criollo
A 100% bar made from the rare Criollo bean, this creation from renowned chocolate maker Åkesson’s bursts with the flavour of sweet berries and citrus.
For every kilogram of cocoa harvested on Åkesson’s estate, less than 7g is Criollo. This special bar is made from 100% Criollo beans, a decadence that shines through as soon as you open the wrapper. The intense chocolate bursts with notes of berries and is accompanied by a natural sweetness that is unexpected in a bar with such a high percentage of cacao. This complements beautifully the fruity-sweet tartness and subtle hints of citrus as you let the bar melt on your tongue.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Bertil Åkesson is one of the true heroes of the bean-to-bar market. He has pioneered the direct sale of his single-estate beans to over 300 chocolate makers all over the world and has crafted his own range of award-winning bars. Born to a Swedish diplomat father and a French mother, Bertil grew up in Madagascar, where his family settled in the 1970s. His father established a number of cocoa and spice plantations on the island, which Bertil has since expanded.
Bars made with Bertil’s beans have won a long list of accolades and prizes all over the world, and this lively and expressive single-origin bar is no exception. Awards for this bar include Gold at the Great Taste awards (for four years in a row!), Gold at the Academy of Chocolate Awards, and Gold at the International Chocolate Awards. This bar hails from Åkesson’s Ambolikapiky plantation in the celebrated cacao producing valley of Sambirano, northwest Madagascar, a favourite source of beans for many of the world’s best chocolate makers and chefs.
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Weight 60 g Maker Cocoa Percentage Bean Origin Bean Variety Icons Maker Country Select Size
Single Bar £5.95, Carton of 12 £71.40
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6 reviews for Akesson’s – Madagascar 100% Criollo
July 8, 2021
March 1, 2021
Super bar. Lovely and fruity, hard to believe it was 100% as it wasn't as astringent as some can be. Would buy again.
December 13, 2020
This was my favourite 100% and I had several bars earlier this year. Very fruity, sweeter and more flavourful than other 100%, less intense and moreish. However, the latest bar I had, I noticed was from Bejofo estate not Ambolikapiky so presumably a different batch, and it was not so fruity, and did not melt quite so well.
March 25, 2020
The second bar I've eaten by them. Both were good. I would not hesitate to purchase any chocolate from this group.
December 13, 2016
A solid 100% chocolate comparable to Chocolat Madagascar or Pralus in terms of its texture and fruity acidic taste notes.
October 21, 2014
A very pleasant and creamy 100% bar, although I found it less fruity than Pralus Le 100%. Anyway, both bars together with Domori Il 100% are definitely the type of pure cocoa bars I like.
Energy 2522kJ/609.7kcal Fat 55.57g of which - saturates 0.0399g Carbohydrates 17.97g of which - sugars 9.74g Protein 9.72g Salt 0.092g
- Milk (traces), nuts (traces)
- 100% organic cocoa beans, pure organic cocoa butter (no vegetable fat)
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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