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As seen on the beeb!


Incredible chocolate in all it's powerful floral beauty, this unroasted Fortunato no.4 cacao bean tastes almost like a gentle milk chocolate. It's surprisingly lovely. When slowly stoneground, gently conched and patiently matured, the bean cannot help but release it's rare delicate flavours. Thought to be extinct for the last century, this bean was rediscovered growing in the foothills of the Andes at twice the usual altitude that cacao trees typically enjoy. Its a very rare tree that offers an extremely unique bean! All we do at Solkiki is give it the attention it deserves. We buy directly from Marañón and share their ethical standards.


Allergen information: contains no nuts, dairy, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, dairy-free, soy-free, gluten-free). Made in a facility that uses nuts and soy. Vegan friendly.

Each bar is 56gr/ 2oz.

70% Peru, Marañón Unroasted - Dark

  • Harvest day on Don Fortunato’s farm is special, since this is the site of the Mother Tree. This tree possesses DNA identical to the genetic marker for Pure Nacional found in the 5,300 entry, world genetic database. Don Fortunato and his wife participate in the harvest and, utilizing machetes, open pods and assist in removing the beans. Sealed buckets with wet cacao beans are transported on Fortunato’s burro from the farm, to the family home, weighed on a digital scale and Don Fortunato is paid immediately before the fermentation process begins that same day.

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