This chocolate is pretty unique in that it’s more than just an eating experience, you become involved in your chocolate. It’s made from the Ecuadorian Arriba cacao supposedly a very superior breed. One bar of Esmeralda gets you involved in Arriba cacao conservation efforts. The local farmers are Afro-Ecuadorian. You can go to the website originalbeans.com and enter in the E-code on your bar of chocolate to see your tree. Even the packaging is made from recycled products.
|MY Esmeralda tree!|
The chocolate itself boasts flavours of salted caramel, honey, hints of summer red fruits and spice. Mmmmm! Good chocolates tell a story.
Notable ingredient(s): fleur de sel
Origin:Pacific rainforest of northwest Ecuador
Country: Netherlands (via Switzerland)
Ingredients: direct-trade cacao beans, certified organic/certified fair trade cacao butter, milk, cane sugar, certified organic fleur de sel