Soma Ucayali Dark 70%, Peru
This bar is made with cacao grown along the mighty Ucayali River in the Amazon jungle. Historically this was a dangerous coca-growing region with a heavy presence of traffickers. A government program to quell narcos activity in addition to being paid premium prices, farmers are now switching to cacao as an alternate market to cocaine.
Ucayali River Cacao is a central fermentary that works with over 400 small family farms with 1-3 hectares of land each. Local varieties of cacao called “comun” and Trinitario clones (never CCN-51) are brought in by boat then carefully fermented, dried and blended to preserve the beautiful flavors of the region.
Origin: Pucallpa +Tingo Maria, Peru
Cacao content: 70%
Tasting notes: Mission fig, banana bread, orange blossom
International Chocolate Awards
2019 Americas - Silver
Cacao nibs, organic cane sugar, cocoa butter. No added lecithin, or vanilla.
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