Vanuatu Malekula 72%
Vanuatu Malekula 72%
Vanuatu Malekula 72%
Vanuatu Malekula 72%

Vanuatu Malekula 72%

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Almost all the cocoa grown in Vanuatu comes from this one island: Malekula. This sparsely populated island is a two-day boat journey from the capital of Port Vila. But the rich volcanic soil here yields a cocoa bean with a complex flavour and hints of cherry, white grape and soft lemon that makes the journey worthwhile. (65g Bar)

The cocoa-farming village is in the centre of Malekula island, which you get to by an 8-hour boat journey from Port Vila or flying into a grass strip. The pilot flies over once a day, and if he sees no-one waiting, he will fly on to the next island, so you better not be late for your flight. The main dirt track in the village connects the one store, a church and a well, via a tractor and is as secluded and serene as you can get. The amount of cocoa grown on the island of Malekula doesn’t even register on the cocoa scale of production, which shows how rare it is.
The island is pure paradise, with the only predator being coconut crabs, but as the name suggests and much to our relief, they don’t go after the cocoa pods. In the 1920s cocoa entered the island and through many changes of management and funding and Malekula is now back up and running as a thriving cocoa producing island. And for this, we must champion and support the fine cocoa that grows on the island.

Cocoa mass, cocoa butter, unrefined sugar, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin.
This product is made in a no-nut factory. Dairy Free. Suitable for vegans. Kosher certified. Allergens in bold.
Per 65g bar:
Energy 367 (kcal)/1522 (kj)
Fat 27g of which saturates 16.3g
Carbohydrates 22g of which sugars 19g
Protein 6.2g
Salt 0.01g.

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