Mashpi, 65% Cacao with Passionfruit and Black Pepper
DESCRIPTION: Maracuya (Passion fruit) and black pepper aligned perfectly with the cacao grown in Mashpi's terroir (El Choco Forest cacao). This is generally a great option for someone who is transitioning from milk chocolate to dark chocolate, as it still has a little bit of sweetness that perfectly balances with the original bitterness of cacao.
TASTING NOTES: Initially, tangy mandarin develops into caramel and finishes with a slight crisp from the passion fruit seeds and peppery/nutty notes…
5 INGREDIENTS: Cacao Mass, raw sugar cane, cacao butter, passion fruit and black pepper.
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, may contains milk.
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….