Chocolate Origin: Congo
Our chocolate from the Democratic Republic of Congo is creamy with smooth melting characteristics, allowing for a gradual progression of flavours in the mouth. Notes of roasted mocha, raisins, Morello cherries, nut, honey and the creaminess of butter make this a very special taste sensation.
The cocoa content is 70%, made from Amelonado beans.
Location: Virunga Park, Demographic Republic of Congo
Organic status: Organic certified in 2017
Cocoa variety: Amelonado
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Travelling Frenchman is working with smallholder farmers around Virunga Park, Africa’s oldest national park and also the continent’s most biologically diverse protected area.
The park is home to the last few hundred Mountain gorillas on earth. Despite its wealth in biological diversity, crossing the border from Uganda can be a shocking change of scenes: Eastern Congo is one of the word’s poorest regions. Unfair employment and also deforestation are clear issues here. Slavery and child labour are real threats in this part of Africa.