From the greatest rainforest in the world we bring you Amazon Cacao. This is an organic chocolate produced by indigenous Amazonian villagers. Our cacao is grown using sustainable methods. Our growers are their own bosses and a part of a cooperative association. This is socially responsible chocolate.
We sell two varieties of chocolate, milk chocolate and macambo chocolate. Each type is packaged in a long, triangular box. Each box weighs about 1/4 pound, and contains about 10 pieces of chocolate. All chocolates are handmade in individual batches and hand-packed.
How our chocolate it is produced
Our cacao, the tree from which chocolate is made, is grown in the indigenous village of San Francisco, Amazonas, Colombia. This is a village of under 500 people. They are located next to the Amazon river.
The growers pick the cacao pods, remove the cacao beans, ferment them under plantain leaves, and then sun-dry the beans so that they retain there superior flavor. Next the beans are loaded into large sacks. The sacks are carried by small boats for four hours downriver to the city of Leticia. In Leticia they are roasted by the chocolate maker Arcecio Rendon, of Makambun Chocolate, ground, mixed with the other ingredients and then crafted into the final product. Tree to bar.
How many times have you know EXACTLY where in the world the chocolate you are eating comes from? We tell you.
It's from here:
Milk Chocolate: Cacao, corn flour, milk, cassava starch
Macambo Chocolate: Cacao, macambo, corn flour, milk, cassava starch
What is macambo?
Is it real white chocolate? A new superfood? Is it better than dark cacao? What does it taste like?
"What are macambo beans? They grow on a large canopy tree which is within the same plant genus as cocoa, but this these rare bean has a distinctly lighter and larger appearance. Sometimes referred to as white cacao, the macambo’s taste can be described as something between raw cacao and a cashew nut. In its typically eaten form of being dried or lightly toasted, the texture will be crunchy and flaky." From: Superfoodly.com (click to read more)
Other good macambo links
6 Health Benefits of Macambo Beans
Macambo, from the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Theobroma bicolor Wikipedia
|Macambo Tree, photo by Pavel Kirillov|
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