Ucayali River, Peru 70%
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Silver Medal winner in the 2020 Academy of Chocolate International Awards
Gold Medal winner in the NZ Chocolate Awards 2020
Silver Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2020
Dotted along the banks of Peru’s Ucayali River, you’ll find family-owned farms growing some of the world’s best cacao. From this simple ingredient we create a vibrant chocolate, alive with flamboyant spices and fresh spring blossoms.
While Ucayali River, Peru evokes waves of raspberry, tamarillo, cinnamon and coffee, 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 2020 vintage. Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Ingredients: Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. The Cacao Beans are Uncertified Organic. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Based.
Ucayali River Cacao is a central fermentary that works with cacao farmers along the Ucayali River – one of the headwaters of the Amazon River - outside of the Peruvian city of Pucallpa.
The region has historically been aﬄicted with unrest from narco-trafficking and the presence of the Shining Path militant group.
Ucayali River Cacao has partnered with USAID and Alianza Peru to give local farmers access to an alternate market to cocaine.
Working with around 400 smallholder farmers with one to three hectares of land each, Ucayali River Cacao buys wet cacao at a premium price, then centrally ferments and dries it.
Credit: Meridian Cacao