✔ Sweet, dark chocolate
✔ With flavour of honey, molasses and ripe tropical fruit
✔ Cocoa from Galera San Francisco in the region Esmeraldas in Ecuador
For their chocolate bar the ‘Nacional Acriollado G.S.F. (Galera San Francisco)’, Aruntam went to the North coast of Ecuador. In the Galera San Francisco region, the indigenous Ecuadorian cocoa trees are thriving. The cocoa that comes from this region is a combination of the Cacao Nacional and the white cocoa bean. The latter is also called ‘porcelana’ or ‘criollo’ and hence the name of this chocolate bar: Nacional Acriollado.
If you love this chocolate, be sure to try the Nacional Blanco Acriollado, a non-bitter dark chocolate made with the extraordinary white cocoa bean.
Watch this video to see how the vegan chocolate from Aruntam is made and packaged. Each chocolate bar is a like a gift waiting to be opened.
Esmeraldas used to be the refuge for African slaves who fled from the Spanish settlers. The untouched forests of Esmeraldas reminded them of their homeland. They could ground themselves there.
Today, Esmeraldas counts the largest number Afro-Ecuadorian inhabitants.
The photo on the packaging of this chocolate bar is a tribute to these inhabitants. The radiant eyes of the Afro-Ecuadorian women reflect the hospitality and generosity of the country.
Made in Italy
Store this chocolate in a dry space, at a temperature of 16 to 18°C.
Organic raw cacao nibs, organic coconut blossom sugar, organic raw cacao butter, Emulgator: organic sunflower lecithin
Cacao from Galera San Francisco, Esmeraldas, Ecuador.