Back in 2012, we adventured to Tanzania. After numerous bus rides through the heart of cacao producing regions, they were able to see the process at farm level. This dark chocolate is as lively and unique as the trip to Tanzania.
This chocolate reminds us of a classic banana candies, or even the candy 'Runts', which we ate a lot of in our youth. It's unique acidity is balanced by a mouth coating brownie flavour, that hits when the dark chocolate melts on your tongue.
We source this cacao from Kokoa Kamili. Kokoa Kamili was founded by Brian LoBue and Simran Bindra, who have backgrounds in international development throughout eastern and southern Africa. Their team works with about 2000 registered smallholder farmers. Most of the farmers own between 0.5 to two acres of land - focusing on food crops, with cacao being one of the main sources of revenue.
Kokoa Kamili also works with the Mbingu Sisters, a convent in the village that operates a 30 acre cocoa farm. The income the Sisters earn from their farm goes to support much of the charitable work that they conduct - including operating a hospital, school, and orphanage in the area.
Kokoa Kamili also distributes cocoa seedlings to farmers in the community. In the past three years, they have aided in the planting of over 140,000 trees.
TASTING NOTES: Banana Brownie Creamy
INGREDIENTS: Cacao beans from Tanzania, organic cane sugar Store in a cool & dry area