Labooko - Madagascar 75% Dark ChocolateLabooko
A chocolate premiere: a dark, fine chocolate produced from the very first organic and fair trade cocoa in Madagascar!
Cocoa from Madagascar is in great demand worldwide. It is also rare, as Madagascar produces the best African cocoa by a mile. Finally, now, this wonderful island's noble cocoa is available in organic and fair trade quality.
This cocoa is cultivated in the legendary Sambirano Valley, Madagascar's main cocoa growing region, where there are a few big plantations, but also many small cocoa farms. Zotter buys our cocoa beans from CPCS - Cooperative Premium Cacao Sambirano, a union of 170 small farms. The cocoa is grown in volcanic soil, thriving in the island's tropical and humid climate, and is a mixture of Trinitario and Criollo, the world's finest cocoa bean. An exquisite combination, which we gently roast in Zotter's bean to bar manufactory, then conche for a relatively short time in order to produce a very distinctive single-origin 75% chocolate. It boasts a strong note of terroir with the cocoa bean's typical range of fruity flavours as well as possessing hints of citrus, red berries and a pleasing acidity accompanied by a little sweetness, courtesy of raw cane sugar.
Coanching time: 22 hours.
cocoa mass, raw cane sugar, cocoa butter
Single-origin chocolate with cocoa beans from Madagascar.
Cocoa (cocoa mass and cocoa butter): 75% minimum
Weight: 70 g
Zotter's focal point is on variety, quality, and innovation with a strong infusion of creativity, sustainability and 100% organic and fair trade quality with physical traceability.
This 2018 Academy of Chocolate award-winning bar has the typical fruitiness of Madagascar cacao that I cannot seem to find in Bonnat's. Delicious!