ABOUT THE BAR
This dark, stone-rolled, two ingredient 82% dark chocolate is magical. With a tiny addition of sugar, the cocoa beans’ aroma and flavour absolutely bursts out of this bar, and will amaze many a chocolate lover with its fruity nuances.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Patrick and Peggy’s chocolate story began during the trip of a lifetime. Hopping on their bikes, the pair spent months cycling around Iran, Nepal, India and Mexico, before deciding to travel through the scarcely inhabited landscape of Belize. While travelling through the mountainous landscapes in the south of the country, the pair ran into the descendants of the Mayas, who were cultivating cocoa in the dense tropical rainforest according to centuries-old traditions. After returning to their home in eastern Germany, Patrick and Peggy found themselves dreaming of importing and distributing Mayan cocoa all across Europe, but soon learnt that most chocolates on the supermarket shelf are made from industrially produced cocoa mass and that there was no market for high-quality cocoa. The solution: to make chocolate themselves!
ABOUT THE BEANS
The beans in this bar have been sourced from Maya Mountain Cacao, one of the earliest centralized fermentary social enterprises. Established in 2010 in the early stages of the Craft Chocolate boom, Maya Mountain works with over 350 cocoa-growing families in southern Belize to process their beans centrally, which allows them to export high-quality cocoa beans to premium-paying craft chocolate makers.