Kulkul, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea 70%
There’s a very good reason to grow cacao on the slopes of an active volcano. Simply because the cacao grown at Kulkul Plantation, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea produces a silken chocolate bursting with tropical vibrancy and quirkiness.
While Kulkul Plantation, Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea evokes intense flavours of lychee, pawpaw and cream, 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.
This cacao is grown at Barbara and Paul Goodyear’s Kulkul Plantation, on the slopes of the actively volcanic Karkar Island, where it is intercropped with coconut.
Karkar Island is located about 30km off the north coast of Papua New Guinea, it is both one of the most fertile locations in the country, and also one of the most active volcanoes. The 1831m volcano last erupted in 2013, and also had major eruptions in the 1970’s. A single road that runs the entire length of the island which is 25km long and 19km wide, and has a population of approximately 70,000.
The Goodyear family have a long history on the island and connection with the community. Barbara and Paul have developed their own unique tasting Trinitario varieties over many years.
We purchase the beans directly from Barbara and Paul, and they get transported by boat to the mainland.