On a recent trip to the northern Philippines, we searched for a legendary cacao farmer named Ireneo who lives in the mountains of Apayao in the Cordillera region, a place with no cellphone reception, where cacao is transported by carabao (water buffalo). After a lengthy quest, we managed to find him and fermented his cacao beans in mahogany wood boxes, resulting in this very special batch of dark chocolate. It has notes of caramel, cedar, and toasted almonds.
Caramel, Cedar, Toasted Almonds
Cacao Beans, Unrefined Cane Sugar*, Cacao Butter*
Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free