Mashpi, 48% Cacao with Lupine Powder
DESCRIPTION: This bar is Mashpi's only semi-dark bar and it is very unique. It contains lupine bean powder to replace the milk that is normally used in the making of semi-dark bars. Lupine beans, or “chochos”; (as commonly known in Ecuador), are legumes that are cultivated in the Andes and are ubiquitous in Ecuadorian cuisine. Chochos have a high content of protein, even higher than soy! We use very little sugar in this bar, therefore this combination results in a chocolate bar that we commonly refer to as our superfood bar!
TASTING NOTES: Chocolate maker has decided not to bias your taste. Taste it and let your palate decide...
4 INGREDIENTS: Organic cacao mass, pulverized lupine, raw sugar cane, cacao butter.
CACAO ORIGIN: Pacto - Ecuador
SUGAR ORIGIN: Panela de Pacto (unrefined sugar from Pacto)
AG-PRACTICES: Regenerative, Permaculture, Agroforestry
SOCIAL IMPACT: Community empowerment, Food sovereignty
FOUNDER: Agustina Arcos, Manuela Arcos y Alejandro Solano.
ALLERGY INFORMATION: Peanut free, soy free, gluten free, vegan.
Meet the Founders
Agustina and Alejandro are the origin of Mashpi 10 years ago. Agus is an Ecuadorian and Alejandro is from Costa Rica, they are cacao growers and farm to bar chocolate makers. In “Mashpi Shungo” their 56 hectares farm, (48 of which are within forest conservation) located in the Northwest of Pichincha – Ecuador, they make the most unique, different and great quality chocolate bars!!!! You can’t miss them….