66% Chocolate Beni Wild Harvest

(34% BIO/Vegan/Gluten-free)
Hand-picked wild cacao from forest Islands in the Beni Savannah, Bolivian Amazon.

INGREDIENTS: Direct-trade wild cocoa beans (66%), organic cacao butter, organic cane sugar.

Taste: Delicate notes of floral, honey, apricot and jasmine tea.

Original Beans has been actively involved in the conservation of this rare source of 100% wild cacao for several years. Now, genetic research has shown that this ‘original bean’ is a distinct endemic variety, genetically independent from all known cacaos. Extraordinarily, the cacao grows on “chocolatales” or “cocoa islands” dating back to a pre-Columbian civilization. During the wet season, the expert collectors from several indigenous tribes go out, for weeks at a time, in canoes to collect the wild beans in spots only they know about. The wild beans are so small that they require specially modified roasting.
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