Ucayali River, Peru 90%

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Silver Medal winner in the NZ Chocolate Awards 2020

This bar uses 90% Ucayali River cacao for lovers of seriously dark chocolate.

To capture the true character of this Ucayali River cacao we’ve created a 90% bar bursting with ripe berries and playful aromatic spice.

Made with just two ingredients - Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter.

70g

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 and 100% Plant Based.

Origin Information:
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

 

 

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