Masidau Farm, Vanuatu 70%
There’s a little farm, on a little South Pacific island growing cacao with enormous flavour. We use the simple ingredient from Masidau Farm from Epi, Vanuatu to make a very sophisticated chocolate that leaves a delightfully long impression.
While Masidau Farm, Epi, Vanuatu evokes moreish flavours of toffee, caramel and mocha, it’s simply the cacao’s origin talking – plus organic cane sugar and our obsession for preserving the flavours of provenance. And because your senses are unique, you may discover characters and aromas others may not – that’s the magic of Foundry Chocolate.
From the 2018 vintage. Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and 100% Plant Based.
This cacao is grown by Jospeh Merib on his farm near the town of Burumba on the island of Epi, Vanuatu. Joseph’s farm is called Masidau, which translates to Green Hill. He ferments the cacao himself and local families help out at harvest time.
We purchase the cacao directly from Joseph, and pay a premium price well above market rate that reflects the high quality of his beans.
Epi's economy is largely dependent on agriculture, with farmers historically growing coconuts, copra, peanuts and kava. However as demand for high quality cacao increases, more farmers are switching to growing it.
The island of Epi is 43 km long and 18km wide, with a population of approximately 5,000 people. The highest point is the dormant Mt Pomare, at 833m, and the island has plenty of rugged and terrain and thick rainforest. Epi has many beautiful beaches, spectacular snorkelling, and even has resident Dugongs (Sea-Cows)