Semuliki Forest, Uganda 70%
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Gold Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022 and 2021
In the heat and humidity of Western Uganda, 1,002 smallholder farmers are producing extraordinary organic cacao that results in this dreamy and delightfully playful chocolate.
While Semuliki Forest, Uganda evokes notes of fluffy marshmallow, berries & cream and toasted almonds, 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 2019 vintage. Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Based.
Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women.
Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that prepares and exports this cacao, has organised 10 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.
LTC's centralised fermentation facility and warehouse is located in the town of Kasese, north of Lake George. The site is designed to take advantage of all possible available sunshine while limiting runoff from heavy rainfall.
Fermentation boxes have a 500kg capacity and total duration of fermentation varies from 5.5 - 6.5 days.
Beans are sun-dried on portable raised racks for 6 - 7 days and blended to create consistent lots before export.
Source: Uncommon Cacao