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Femmes de Virunga, Congo 55% Chocolate Bar 70g - Original Beans

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FodaBox Grocery

Femmes de Virunga, Congo 55% Chocolate Bar 70g - Original Beans

Product code: 25-ORB-24001
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  • Description
    Since 2008, Original Beans has sourced cacao from Virunga Park. Witnessing first hand how women in the Eastern Congo assume leadership roles and live and work in a sustainable manner, despite the dangers facing them in the region, we put our full support behind a project dedicated to improving their lives. Teaching Virunga women how to write, lead, earn money, plant their own cacao and develop their own institutions inspires us all. And makes for a singular chocolate.
  • Ingredients
    Ingredients : Cacao mass 36.37% (Congo DR), Raw cane sugar 29.29%, Cacao butter 19.19% (Dom. Rep.), Whole milk powder 15.15% (Switzerland)
    Allergens : Contains milk.
  • Nutritionals
    Nutritional Info : Nutrition Standard Measure: kcal, Nutrition Serving Size: n/a, kJ Per 100g: 2454, kJ per Serving: n/a, kcal Per 100g: 584, kcal Per Serving: n/a, Fat Per 100g: 43g, Fat Per Serving: n/a, Saturated Per 100g: 26g, Saturated Per Serving: n/a, Carbohydrate per 100g: 38g, Carbohydrate Per Serving: n/a, Sugar Per 100g: 35g, Sugar Per Serving: n/a, Fibre Per 100g: 6g, Fibre Per Serving: n/a, Protein Per 100g: 8g, Protein Per Serving: n/a, Salt Per 100g: 0.16g, Salt Per Serving: n/a
    Dietary Info : Gluten Free ,Wheat Free
    Organic Certifying Authority : SKAL
  • Cooking and Storage
    Shelf Life : 720
    Storage Instructions : Do not refrigerate, store in cool and dry place, keep chocolate away from light, 12-20 degrees.
    Suitable for Freezing : No
  • About the Producer
    "We are on a mission to grow the world’s taste for preserving nature. Since 2008, we venture into remote rainforests to feature the world’s rarest cacaos and transform the culture of chocolate, food and luxury. On our own we show that it’s possible to regenerate what we consume. Together, we can preserve nature in all its rarity. #Taste the rare and preserve it." Taste the Rare "Like other tree fruits, cacao is infused with flavours from the environment in which it grows. Its seeds—aka beans—are full of nutrition and when harvested, fermented and dried with craft,they reveal the unique characters of their distinct origins. Since 2008, our “Bean Team” travels into the rarest places on earth to bring original beans to you. Each of our beans has a story to tell. We invite you to taste them all." Preserve the Rare To make sure that cacao beans—and their rainforests—of distinction are safe from extinction we grow one tree for every bar sold. When you break off a piece of Original Beans chocolate, not only are you a moment away from enjoying the earth’s rarest cacao beans in their purest form— you are breaking ground for a tree. Through our One Bar : One Tree programme, Original Beans customers and farmers have grown millions of trees to date. #OneBarOneTree"

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