Origin Story & Distinctive Flavors
At high altitudes this rare cacao grows along the remote slopes of Colombia's Sierra Nevada coastal mountains. Since there are no roads the wild cacao is harvested by the Arhuaco indigenous people and brought down the steep slopes on the backs of mules in jute sacks. The locals measure the journey not by distance but by how long it takes to smoke their "tobacco", a homemade cigar. The chocolate has a distinct auburn color, bright fruity flavors of apricot, caramel, and a delicate nuttiness.
- Two-time Silver Winner of the 2016 & 2015 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.
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.