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 on the mountainous terrain, 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 distinct auburn color with caramel, fruity and nutty flavors.
Awards - Three-time Worldwide Winner in 2014-2016
- Gold Winner of the International Chocolate Awards World Finals 2016 (single-origin micro-batch milk chocolate, directly traded, and chocolate maker)
- Two-time Silver Winner of the International Chocolate Awards World Finals 2015 & 2014 (single-origin micro-batch milk chocolate)
- Gold Winner of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards (London) (single-origin milk chocolate)
- Gold Winner of the International Chocolate Awards Americas Semifinals 2015 (single-origin micro-batch milk chocolate)
- Bronze Winner of the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards (London) (single-origin milk chocolate)
- Two-time Bronze Winner of the International Chocolate Awards Americas & Asia Pacific Semifinals 2016 & 2014 (single origin milk chocolate)
Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter, whole milk powder
Allergen information: Contains milk. No nuts, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, soy-free, and gluten-free)
Each bar is 2.2 oz
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.