Duffy’s – Oh Juno! 45% Milk Chocolate
Duffy is an early supporter and promoter of the ‘Direct Trade’ movement, which goes well beyond Fairtrade standards. Duffy follows a ‘Direct Cacao’ model, in which chocolate makers agree to pay whatever price the farmer asks for his cacao beans – without complaining. This premium paid for the cacao encourages the farmer to take more care of his or her crop, from fermenting the beans well to drying them properly. Working like this also encourages farmers to actually grow ‘fine-flavour’ opposed to ‘bulk’ cacao – the vision behind ‘Direct Cacao’ in changing the future for cacao farmers and fine chocolate.
In essence, Duffy sources the cacao beans for his chocolate directly from farmers and co-operatives, ensuring a higher price for the farmer and a better quality product.
Duffy started his chocolate journey in Guatemala, buying cacao from Xoco, who cultivate their cacao strains in distinct locations with specific conditions: factoring in rainfall, altitude, humidity, etc. Duffy’s relationship and trust in Xoco then allowed him to explore different beans from different origins, for example Honduras and Nicaragua. The Chuno bean strain for Duffy’s Oh Juno! grows south of the Lake Managua in Nicaragua.
It is a beautifully soft milk chocolate with hints of hay, figs and red fruit with a sweet caramel aftertaste.
Weight 60 g Type of Chocolate Maker Bean Origin Maker Country Cocoa Percentage Ingredients
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Energy 2351kJ/502kcal Carbohydrates 50g of which - sugars 35g Protein 9g Salt 0.1g
- Cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, milk powder, sunflower lecithin
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One of only a handful of manufacturers making chocolate from the bean in the UK, Duffy calls on the technical skills he has acquired from a career in motorsports engineering to bring a highly scientific approach to his chocolate making. Read more about Duffy's Chocolate