Origin Story & Distinctive Flavors
Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the Orinoco River basin, there are remote areas believed to hold some of the original strains of cacao. This cacao is harvested from the jungle by two indigenous Piaroa communities. During the rainy season this area is inaccessible, so during the dry season cacao beans travel by water on a two-day canoe trip to the nearest road or by land on a treacherous day-long 4x4 expedition. The chocolate has a robust chocolate base with delicate flavors of blackberry, floral, malt and cashew.
Awards - two-time Bronze World Finalist in 2016
- Bronze Winner of the International Chocolate Awards World Finals 2016 (single-origin micro-batch dark chocolate)
- Bronze Winner of the International Chocolate Awards Americas & Asia Pacific Semifinals 2016 (single-origin micro-batch dark chocolate)
- Bronze Winner of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards (London) (single-origin dark chocolate)
Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter
Allergen information: contains no nuts, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free). Made in a facility that uses dairy.
Each bar is 2.2 oz. Order includes 2 bars!
About Castronovo Chocolate
Castronovo is located in Stuart, Florida and imports sustainably harvested heirloom cacao beans from Central America and South America for the manufacturing of single-origin chocolate bars. Castronovo Chocolate has won multiple awards in worldwide competitions organized in Europe and the U.S. by the International Chocolate Awards and the Academy of Chocolate. New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells ranked a Castronovo chocolate bar third in a blind tasting of 14 American bean-to-bar chocolate bars. Zagat lists Castronovo Chocolate as one of the top Bean-to-Bar chocolate makers in the United States. Castronovo Chocolate also won at the 2017 Good Food Awards in San Francisco and is a finalist again for 2018.
Shipping: Please note that Castronovo typically ships Monday through Wednesday and delays may occur with your order, depending on when it is placed. Since the products will ship from Florida, they will likely include a cold pack and additional insulation. Please ensure that the delivery address will not result in the package sitting outdoors for any length of time. We highly suggest shipping where you can receive the package immediately and are not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses or addresses where delivery results in a package remaining in a hot, rainy, or otherwise unsuitable environment.