Zotter 75% dark chocolate from cocoa from Madagascar.
As always with Zotter certified organic and fair trade.
As far as we are concerned, it is only logical for dark chocolates, but Zotter also notes: this chocolate is vegan.
Furthermore Zotter says about:
“A chocolate premiere: a pure, fine chocolate made from the very first organic and fair trade cocoa from Madagascar!
Cacao from Madagascar is very popular worldwide. It is also rare, since Madagascar produces by far the best African cocoa. Finally, the special cocoa of this beautiful island is available in organic and faitrade quality and we have, after waiting for an eternity, got this cocoa first.
This cocoa comes from the legendary Samirano Valley, the most important cocoa region in Madagascar, where there are some large plantations, but also many small cocoa farms. We buy our cocoa beans from the COPROCASA cooperative, a collaboration of 170 small farmers. The cocoa has grown on volcanic soil and is doing great in the tropical and humid climate of this island. It is a mix of 20% criollo, 60% trinitario and 20% forastero. An excellent combination, which we carefully roast in our bean-to-bar factory and concoct relatively briefly to arrive at a very specific 75% single origin chocolate. It has a strong tone of terroir with the typical range of fruity flavors and hints of citrus, redcurrant and pleasant acid, together with a slight sweetness of the raw cane sugar. ”
75% cocoa from Madagascar, cane sugar, cocoa butter. Organic and fair trade. Conching time: 22 hours.
Allergy note: may contain traces of all types of nuts, peanuts, milk, sesame and soy.
Zotter, or as they are called in the whole ‘Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur’ is a company led by Josef Zotter that has made bean to bar chocolates in Austria since 1999.
They gained familiarity with their filled chocolate with very diverse and unique fillings. Since 2007 they make their own ‘bean to bar’ chocolates. With this, Zotter now also makes a whole series of ‘Labooko’ chocolates, single-origin chocolate bars in pure, milk and white.
More information about the maker? The German-language Wikipedia has an extensive article. Or take a look at the (English) website of Zotter.