Original Beans Cru Virunga

By Original Beans

  • chocolatey
  • sweet
  • dark


  • Description

    This is a deeply sweet dark chocolate bar. Richly chocolatey, hints of morello cherries, earthy chocolate and black tea are revealed as the rare Cru Virunga melts in your mouth.

    The beans for this bar are a rare Amelonado cacao that is found in the Virunga National Park in the Congo, home to some of the world’s last mountain gorilla’s.

    In 2008 Original Beans kicked off a partnership with a few hundred women to grow cocoa and achieve a direct trade price premium. These women and their bars are known as the Femmes de Virunga. They have planted more than a quarter of a million cacao trees and approximately 40 thousand shade trees in a united effort to halt deforestation locally. In late 2016, these women founded one of the world’s first women cacao cooperatives.

  • Additional information

    Weight 70 g
    Type of Chocolate


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    Single Bar £3.95, Carton of 13 £51.35

  • 8 reviews for Original Beans Cru Virunga

    • Steven F.

      Steven F.

      June 24, 2020

      Pleasant cherry flavour as noted on the box Soft and creamy on the palate A great introduction for my first bar from Cocoa Runners

    • Barbara I.

      Barbara I.

      January 17, 2019

      I absolutely love this chocolate and I am not a huge chocolate fan.

    • Amanda K.

      Amanda K.

      October 4, 2015

      We've been rating our bars on our regular deliveries for the past 6 months now, this bar scored a respectable 8/10. This may sound slightly odd, seeing as it's a bar of chocolate, but this is very chocolatey, but perhaps lacks the depth and after taste to take it to the next level and become king of the bars.

    • Helen P.

      Helen P.

      April 8, 2015

      Wonderfully smooth with a slightly more bitter aftertaste but not unpleasant

    • Melanie G.

      Melanie G.

      February 24, 2015

      I never thought I would enjoy a milk chocolate bar this much! Rich, dark, yet also creamy.

    • Ms D.

      Ms D.

      February 21, 2015

      The best milk chocolate I've tried - the intensity of plain chocolate with an incredibly luxurious creamy, milk finish.

    • Lee D.

      Lee D.

      July 3, 2014

      Wonderful up front flavour with cherry the first flavour on your tongue. Deep chocolate flavours, but let down by a nasty bitter after taste.

    • Dina A.

      Dina A.

      February 14, 2014

      My favourite Original Beans bar. Intensely chocolates with strong cherry tones and hints of walnut with a smoky aroma. Breaks with a great snap and tastes even better.

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