Imagine a flavour profile that combines spice, pink peppercorns, pine needles with a juicy acidity. All of which comes from the Swedish Spruce Shoots, combined with incredibly chocolatey Öko Caribe (Dominican Republic) cacao. This chocolate bar is a 66% but packs a punchy cocoa hit.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Standout Chocolate launched onto the craft chocolate scene as a one-man-band in 2018. Fredrik Martinsson, Standout’s founder, has a background in engineering and specialty coffee, and he uses that experience and skillset to craft his award-winning chocolate in Kållered, Sweden. He sources his cocoa beans directly from co-operatives and farmers all over the world, aiming to create “a better world, through social, environmental and economic sustainability for the farmers.”
The beans for this bar are sourced from Öko Caribe, a prominent cocoa supplier in the Dominican Republic and one of the most popular in the world. The two owners, Adriano de Jesus Rodriguez and Gualberto Acebey Torrejon, maintain close relationships with their farmers, often giving out loans for family emergencies and community needs. They also educate their farmers about sustainable land management and environmental responsibility, and pay consistent premiums for the farmers’ award-winning cocoa.
Fredrik has combined these beans with hand-picked spruce shoots from the forests outside Högtorp Gård in Södermanland, Sweden.