Menakao – 72% with Bird Chili (Carton of 12)

By Menakao


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Please note: this product is a carton.


This is a dark chocolate that will hit you with an intense fruity and citrus flavour from the moment it starts to melt. Look out for notes of cider and balsamic under all those fruit flavours too. That fruitiness is typical of cocoa from the island of Madagascar, but we think it’s especially notable in this bar. This bar has been sweetened just enough to release the full flavour of the cocoa, and has a long and subtly acidic finish.


In honour of the men and women of Madagascar of all ethnicities who are at the heart of Menakao chocolate, Menakao decided that the bars should proudly bear the image “not [of] the face of Madagascar, but [of] Madagascan faces.” The beautiful image on the wrapping of this bar is of an Antanosy woman. The Antanosy (Antanosy meaning “people of the island”), live in the Fort Dauphin region, described by Menakao as “a cool oasis at the crossroads of the mountains, the desert and the Indian Ocean.” This has given rise to the prominence of the Antanosy on both land and sea as esteemed sailors, fisherman and farmers.

This bar doesn’t just taste good, it does good. Madagascan chocolate maker Menakao proudly crafts its chocolate on the island, using only local ingredients. Unfortunately, this is rare even for craft chocolate – it’s estimated that less than 5% of the world’s chocolate is produced in the same country the cocoa is grown. By making the chocolate in Madagascar in addition to growing the cacao on the island, Menakao generate about 4-5 times the benefit of Fair Trade for the local Madagascan economy.

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Weight 900 g
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Maker description

One of only a few chocolate makers in the world that make chocolate at the source, Madagascar-based Menakao produce some a deliciously fruity range of bars using local beans. Read more about Menakao

Energy2502kJ / 598kcal
of which
- saturates10.8g
of which
- sugars39.4g
Milk (traces), nuts (traces)
Cocoa beans, cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, bird chili