Menakao 63% Dark Chocolate With Combava & Pink Pepper
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This delicious 63% dark chocolate is flavoured with pink pepper and combava, a citrus fruit similar to lime, that perfectly complement the natural fruity notes characteristic of Madagascan cacao. Look out for an intensely floral and subtly spicy flavour with notes of rose and lemongrass.
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.
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 a Betsimisaraka woman. The Betsimisarka (Betsimisaraka meaning “many and inseparable”), are celebrated for their rhythmic dancing traditions and are the largest group on the east coast of Madagascar, a region noted for lush vegetation, dense forest and tropical climate.
Weight 65 g Type of Chocolate Maker Maker Country Cocoa Percentage Bean Origin Ingredients Dietary Information
6 reviews for Menakao 63% Dark Chocolate With Combava & Pink Pepper
October 31, 2016
Absolutely loved this chocolate, really got the flavour of rose and the combava, and a general floral aroma. I wouldn't have known it had pink peppercorns in the bar however. Went really well with a sparkling rose wine.
April 6, 2015
Refreshing and floral. Melts in the mouth
June 22, 2014
God awful, tasted like potpourri.
April 21, 2014
Delicious with the fruity refreshing pepper perfectly complementing the rich tasty dark chocolate. A wonderful idea well executed.
March 23, 2014
Very floral and citrusy sweet, the initial notes of rose and clementine fade subtly to give a gentle spiciness from the peppercorns with a hint of lime and then a honey aftertaste. So many flavours! No doubt I will finish this bar very quickly.
February 25, 2014
Didn't really like the peppercorns.
Energy 2501.61kJ/597.5kcal Fat 41.82g of which - saturates 10.8g Carbohydrates 44.28g of which - sugars 39.4g Protein 11g Salt 0.11g
- Milk (traces), nuts (traces)
- Cocoa beans, cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, combava (kaffir line), pink pepper
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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