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Organic Chocolate Covered Almonds 58% (Certified Fairtrade)

Original price $302.05
Original price $302.05 - Original price $302.05
Original price $302.05
Current price $241.64
$241.64 - $241.64
Current price $241.64
5.0kg | $48.33 / kg
| $21.92 / lb
Availability:
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Category:

  • Candies & Snacks
  • Chocolate & Cocoa

Shelf Life:

  • 1 Year

Country of Origin:

  • France
Certified COR Certified NOP Certified Gluten Free Fairtrade Vegan

Our organic 58% chocolate covered almonds are truly a godsend. It's a classical combination that just never gets old.

A perfect combination of Fairtrade Dominican Republic Hispaniola cocoa "Trinitario" cocoa beans and european almonds that are tastier and use half as much water as their California cousins. Typical of the Caribbean, the cocoa beans have a fruity scent with deliciously tangy notes.

The chocolate is first processed into irresistible chocolate wafers by our partner Kaoka in France then they are sent to another partner in France where they use copper turbines to coat nuts in small batches.

 

Aromatic profile of the chocolate:

  • Head note: Citrus fruits & red berries.
  • Note of heart: Cocoa, honey & cinnamon.
  • Background notes: Woody & caramel.

 

What does Fairtrade certification mean?

  • Fairtrade products are far more than just fair prices, they create sustainable impact in three interconnected areas: economic, social, and environmental. These are known as the three pillars of sustainability:
    • Economic: Fairtrade sets economic Standards for farmers and workers to benefit from income security and financial independence. These include the Fairtrade Minimum Price for most commodities, which aims to provide producers with a safety net against falling prices, along with the Fairtrade Premium that provides producers with additional money to invest as they choose. Fairtrade also emphasizes long-term partnerships that help yield sustainable and decent livelihoods.
    • Environmental: Environmental criteria emphasize ecologically and agriculturally sound practices, including responsible water and waste management, preserving biodiversity and soil fertility, minimal use of pesticides, and the prohibition of the use of GMOs. Organic production is promoted and rewarded by higher Fairtrade Minimum Prices for organically grown products.
    • Social: Social criteria for small-scale producers include requirements on democratic self-organization, participatory decision-making, transparency, and non-discrimination. For hired labour, our Standards require non-discriminatory employment practices, fair pay, freedom of association, and safeguards for worker health and safety. Forced labour and child labour are prohibited under the Fairtrade Standards.

 

What does 38%, 55%, 70% and 100% mean?

  • It refers to the cocoa content in the chocolate. For example 70% cocoa is 70% of its mass in ground up cocoa beans. Be careful with products listing ''70% cocoa content'' as these inferior products have much lower cocoa bean percentage. Their ''cocoa content'' is often jacked with cocoa powder. A premium chocolate typically has very little or no cocoa powder. Its cocoa is purely in the form of cocoa beans. This is why some cheap chocolate products and chips feel dry and crumbly, there is too much added cocoa powder.
  • 100% cocoa as the name implies is pure ground up cocoa beans without any added sugar or fillers. This is made purely for making chocolate and recipes as it is extremely bitter.
  • A higher ''%'' does not mean a higher quality, it is just the taste.

 

Who is Kaoka?

  • Kaoka is our partner for most of our fairtrade chocolate products. Their expertise in high quality organic and sustainable products is highly appreciated.
  • Just as it takes a good grape variety and good vinification methods to produce good wine, the quality of chocolate also depends on a good variety and good fermentation.
  • Founded in 1993 by André Deberdt, his project was revolutionary for its time. His vision? To offer a chocolate that respects nature and people, based on strong and lasting partnerships with producers, thanks to a continuous presence on the plantations. Today, his children Guy and Maria Deberdt run the family business and continue to cultivate its values.
  • Koaka now has partnerships with fairtrade certified producers in Ecuador, Peru, Dominican Republic & São Tomé and Príncipe (Saint Thomas).
  • The quality of a Koake chocolate begins with the selection of cocoa homelands. This is why Kaoka have created 4 integrated programs, in four countries with specific varieties and aromatic profiles:
    • Ecuador (Local variety: Nacional cocoa):
      • A part of the country’s heritage, Nacional cocoa only grows in Ecuador. Recognized as a grand cru cocoa, its floral and fruity flavours are characteristic and lend chocolate an intense aromatic richness.
    • Peru (Local variety: Trinitario cocoa):
      • A very smooth-tasting cocoa with fruity notes and a malty flavour.
    • Dominican Republic (Local variety: Hispaniola cocoa "Trinitario"):
      • Typical of the Caribbean, its scent is fruity with deliciously tangy notes.
    • São Tomé and Príncipe (Local variety: Amelonado cocoa "Forastero"):
      • Fruity and woody accents, very characteristic of this cocoa from the middle of the world.

General Storage Tips:

• Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
• Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
• Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
• Mason jars make great storage containers.
• Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.