This limited release batch of chocolate is made with rare, single estate cacao beans grown in the northern Philippine province of Isabela in the Cagayan Valley.
The beans were sourced on a recent trip to the Philippines this past August 2021 in collaboration with Dr. Myleen Corpuz and her team at the Cagayan Valley Cacao Development Centre and farming partner Manong Edgar Nicolas to create this special chocolate bar with notes of caramelized banana, chocolate cake, and rum.
The design of the chocolate cover was art directed & illustrated by our friend,
New York-based designer & educator, Ana Mengote Baluca for the cultural art exhibit Bagay at Buhay: Objects and the Filipino Diaspora. Together we highlight the richness of Filipino culture by showcasing everyday objects in a new light. The pattern is inspired by indigenous weaves and textiles of the Gaddang and Yogad speaking people in Isabela.
Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
Caramelized Banana, Chocolate Cake, Rum
Cacao Beans*, Unrefined Cane Sugar*, Cacao Butter*
Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free