Soma Ben Tre Dark 70%, Vietnam
Bến Tre is a coastal province on the Mekong Delta, the birthplace of cacao in Vietnam. The tropical area is low-lying with a vast network of rivers, rice paddies, swamplands and small canals that reach far into the farmland. 30-40 small 2-3 acre farms are organized as fermentary groups, wet beans are transported to one central place for fermenting in wooden boxes.
The beans are from Marou Faiseurs de Chocolat in Saigon who work directly with the farmers. The cacao is special to Soma, not only for its exceptional flavors, but also as a fond reminder of a beautiful friendship that started during a monsoon in Saigon.
Origin: Mekong Delta, Ben Tre, Vietnam
Cacao content: 70%
Tasting notes: cinnamon, persimmon, nutmeg, molasses
Organic Cacao nibs, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter.
May contain traces of nuts, tree nuts, peanuts, dairy, flour, and soy.
The product should be stored in a cool, dry, odorless, and at a temperature between 14 and 20 C.
65g / 2.29oz