This 72% dark chocolate bar features beans from the Bundibugyo region in Western Uganda. The cacao resulted in a slightly darker chocolate in colour and very distinct flavour from any of our other bars. We taste flavours that include spice and jammy fruits, or even a mulled wine, on a background of deep chocolate.
We're very happy with the 72% ratio of cacao with the Semuliki bean but have heard from other makers that this bean also shines at higher percentages. We'll try that next!
INGREDIENTS: organic cacao, organic cane sugar.
WEIGHT: 38 grams
This cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the Bundibugyo region, 52% of whom are women. Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that processes and exports this cacao, has organized 6 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.
2022 International Chocolate Awards, Americas, Silver