Castronovo Katansama Colombia Arhuacis 100% Dark Chocolate
From the heart of the world ...
A place where all of the Earth's biomes are found from the Caribbean Sea to the rainforest to grassland to the glacial peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. A place where global change is closely monitored and kept in balance by its caretakers, the Arhuacos. They are descendants of the Tairona, an ancient civilization dating back to the 1st century AD. The Tairona grew cacao and prepared it as a drink. The Arhuacos today live a traditional village lifestyle led by their spiritual leaders, the Mamos. They make a livelihood from agriculture and hand-woven wool mochilas. Just recently, the Colombian government has given them back their spiritual land by the sea, allowing them to move back from the highlands where they were pushed by conflict. They found their ancestral cacao still intact.
Denise Castronovo worked very carefully on this chocolate bar to deliver you something that is pure and properly balanced in flavor and experience to draw you back to being more connected with nature. The cacao is so remarkable that she is able to make a 100% chocolate out of it, but if it ends up being too strong for you turn it into drinking chocolate that you sweeten with honey. The ancestral cacao has very low bitterness, a rich chocolate flavor with nuttiness, soft fruit, and caramel.
When Denise presented this chocolate to Mamo Camilo, he said, "This chocolate captures the essence of the Arhuaco ancestral cacao."
Organic Cocoa Beans
Contains no nuts, gluten, or soy. Made in a facility that uses milk and wheat