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Mini Chocolate Eggs – Vanuatu 70%

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Gold Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2023Foundry Chocolate have crafted their deliciously mellow Pinalum, Malekula Island, Vanuatu chocolate into delectable bite sized miniature chocolate eggs just in time for Easter.In a remote, little pocket of forest in the northeast h...

Gold Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2023

Foundry Chocolate have crafted their deliciously mellow Pinalum, Malekula Island, Vanuatu chocolate into delectable bite sized miniature chocolate eggs just in time for Easter.

In a remote, little pocket of forest in the northeast hills of Vanuatu’s Malekula Island, a group of dedicated farmers from Pinalum Village grow cacao that is deliciously soothing and mellow.

While Pinalum, Vanuatu floods the palate with comforting layers of moreish malt and silky caramel, it’s simply the cacao’s origin talking - plus organic cane sugar and Foundry's 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.

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DETAILS

⋄ 70g

⋄ Contains approximately 17 solid half eggs

⋄ 2017 vintage

Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.



The chocolate eggs are packaged in a 100% cellulose bioplastic Natureflex bag, that is certified home compostable.


Origin:

Located on the lush and remote Malekula Island, the small group of famers from Pinalum Village have been specialising in fine flavour cacao since 2015.

Organised by the tireless Olivier Fernadez from Gaston Cacao and managed by local villager Lily Buktan, this well run operation is challenging the traditional supply chain model that drives commodity prices down. With their work, the price that farmers individually get in hand is up to two to three times above the previous market practice.

When Olivier visits Pinalum, it’s a journey to get there. He loads his dirt bike onto the overnight ferry from Port Vila, then it’s a 30 minute ride along coral, gravel and sand roads, which get very muddy during the rainy season. Once at the village it’s incredibly lush, close to the coast, and surrounded by palm trees. After the days work it's a social time, sharing food by the fire and drinking kava.

At Pinalum the boss is Lily. She oversees the fermentation and drying station, and works with her extended family to do the fermentation, drying, packing, storage and payroll.

Since Olivier started working with the farmers in 2015, he has deconstructed the traditional industrial model, and works to pay the famers as much as possible for growing fine flavour cacao. This involved building fermentation statons, drying stations and training individual farmers. Side projects have been developed to provide basic water and electricity services.

INGREDIENTS

Organic Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free and 100% Plant Based.

Shipping + Returns

New Zealand:
Free shipping on orders over $175.
Flat rate shipping of $8 on orders under $175.

Standard delivery times:
1-2 working days (Auckland region)
1-3 working days (outside Auckland).

Tracked courier & eco-friendly packaging on every order.

Australia:
Flat rate shipping of $25NZD.

For exceptions & further details, see our Shipping Policy.

RETURNS

You can return full-priced items within 21 days of your order dispatch date for an exchange or store credit.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer exchanges or refunds on sale items, including flash sales.


For further details, see our Returns Policy.

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