Foundry Chocolate - THREE ORIGIN GIFT PACK
Three strikingly different award winning 70% single origins, wrapped in gold, including a Foundry gift card.
The pack delivers on just how different the tasting notes in three single origins can be, from evoking flavours of stone fruit, and citrus tang, to layers of warm spice. And all from only two ingredients.
- The refreshing Kilombero Valley, Tanzania 70% bar.
- The vivacious Anamalai Estate, India 70% bar.
- The confident and mysterious Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico 70% bar.
Gift wrapping - this is a wrapped pack that's ready to go. We'll also include a handwritten note for you - simply let us know your message in the 'Notes' section at checkout or email us your message once you receive your order confirmation email.
If you don't need us to write your message, we will still include a blank gift card for you to write your own message.
Award results - these bars have won:
- Kilombero Valley, Tanzania 70%: Gold medal, NZ Chocolate Awards 2020; Gold medal, Outstanding NZ Food Producers Awards 2020; Silver medal, Academy of Chocolate awards 2019.
- Anamalai Estate, India 70%: Supreme Winner, NZ Chocolate Awards 2020; Category Winner, NZ Chocolate Awards 2020; Gold medal, NZ Chocolate Awards 2020.
- Soconusco, Chiapas, Mexico 70%: Gold medal, NZ Chocolate Awards 2020.
Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. The Cacao Beans are spray free. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and 100% Plant Based.
This cacao is grown by Joseph Merib on his farm near the town of Burumba on the island of Epi, Vanuatu. Joseph’s farm is called Masidau, which translates to Green Hill, and is on family owned customary land.
He started growing cacao in 2002, and also ferments the beans himself. Joseph and his wife run the farm, and his children and some local women help out at harvest time.
Joseph also grows other root crops (banana, taro, manioc, kumala) and nut trees (nangai) as well as kava.
He has been the Chairman of Vanuatu Cocoa Industry Association since 2017.
We purchase the cacao directly from Joseph, and pay a premium price that reflects the high quality of his beans.
Epi's economy is largely dependent on agriculture, with farmers historically growing coconuts, copra, peanuts and kava. However as demand for high quality cacao increases, more farmers are switching to growing it.
The island of Epi is 43 km long and 18km wide, with a population of approximately 5,000 people. The highest point is the dormant Mt Pomare, at 833m, and the island has plenty of rugged and terrain and thick rainforest. Epi has many beautiful beaches, spectacular snorkelling, and even has resident Dugongs (Sea-Cows).
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.