Foundry Chocolate - Semuliki Forest, Uganda 70%
Gold Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producers Awards 2021
In the heat and humidity of Western Uganda, 1,002 smallholder farmers are producing extraordinary organic cacao that results in this dreamy and delightfully playful chocolate.
While Semuliki Forest, Uganda evokes notes of fluffy marshmallow, berries & cream and toasted almonds, it’s simply the cacao’s origin talking – plus organic cane sugar and our obsession for preserving the flavours of provenance.
And because your senses are unique, you may discover characters and aromas others may not – that’s the magic of Foundry Chocolate.
- 2019 vintage
Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and 100% Plant Based.
Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women.
Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that prepares and exports this cacao, has organised 10 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale.
LTC's centralised fermentation facility and warehouse is located in the town of Kasese, north of Lake George. The site is designed to take advantage of all possible available sunshine while limiting runoff from heavy rainfall.
Fermentation boxes have a 500kg capacity and total duration of fermentation varies from 5.5 - 6.5 days.
Beans are sun-dried on portable raised racks for 6 - 7 days and blended to create consistent lots before export.
Source: Uncommon Cacao
Foundry Chocolate we celebrate and accentuate the remarkable personalities of the world’s finest cacao by crafting and aging micro-batches of award-winning bean-to-bar craft chocolate from scratch – using only two ingredients: Cacao Beans and Organic Sugar - all from our little foundry in Mahurangi, New Zealand.
ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS
That's all we use. Only the finest cacao beans and organic sugar.
Nothing else. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Nothing else to get in the way of the incredible flavours we celebrate and accentuate from the cacao. And because of this, each origin has its own unique flavours and personality. That's the magic of Foundry Chocolate.