Castronovo Amazonas 72%
Deep in the Amazon rainforest in the Orinoco River basin, there are remote areas believed to hold some of the original strains of cacao. This heirloom cacao is harvested from the jungle by two indigenous Piaroa communities. During the rainy season this area is inaccessible, so all cacao transport happens during the dry season. Cacao beans travel by water on a two-day canoe trip to the nearest road or by land on a treacherous day-long 4x4 expedition. This chocolate has delicate flavors of blackberry, floral, malt and cashew with a robust chocolate backbone.
- Silver Winner of the Academy of Chocolate Awards 2018 &2017 (London) - Dark ChocolateBean to Bar under 80% Category
- Bronze Winner of the International Chocolate Awards World Finals 2016 (single-origin micro-batch dark chocolate)
- Bronze Winner of the International Chocolate Awards Americas & Asia Pacific Semifinals 2016 (single-origin micro-batch dark chocolate)
- Bronze Winner of the 2016 Academy of Chocolate Awards (London) (single-origin dark chocolate)