This is a Peruvian 75% dark chocolate with a difference – it’s been sweetened by the natural, organic, zero-calorie sweetener Erythritol. The bar has a beautiful roasted profile with intense walnut and malted caramel notes.
ABOUT THE MAKER
Josef Zotter is one of the long-established heroes of the craft chocolate movement. He has been producing chocolate since 1992, became famous for his wacky flavour combinations (scarlet runner bean and coriander pastry, anyone?), and was one of the earliest to produce 100% Organic and Fairtrade products. He has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his growers around the world, engaging in numerous initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He also runs an outstanding chocolate factory visitor experience – The Zotter Experience – that is a must-see for any chocolate-loving visitors to Austria.
The beans in this bar are an heirloom variety grown in the heart of Peru, near the beautiful mountains of the Junin region. They are grown by the women-led CAC Pangoa cooperative, which was founded in 1977 to organise and educate the region’s coffee growers. As the coffee plants have aged, the cooperative’s farmers have increasingly turned to fine-flavour cocoa as a sustainable and safe replacement.