NEW - Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal 82%
NEW - Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal 82%

NEW - Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal 82%

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Red fruits, citrus and plum, with enduring cocoa undertones this new bar adds to our already succesful high cocoa range of bars.  Grown on a family farm, the unique qualities of our cocoa beans are protected from the sun by the shade of coconut trees. The harvesting, box fermentation and drying are undertaken by the extended family, whose care and skill assures a rare and exquisite chocolate experience. (70g bar)

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The coast of Guadalcanal, nestled in the heart of the Solomon Islands, is home to some of the finest cocoa from this region. The cocoa trees grow in this rich volcanic soil, protected from the midday sun beneath high coconut palms. Their beans encapsulate enduring cocoa undertones overlaid with red fruits, citrus and delicate plum notes. (65g bar)

DISCOVER THE PROVENANCE
Meet the farmer: Our Guadalcanal cocoa farmers are based along the North coast of the island, not too far from the historical Henderson airport. As education is mandatory on all the islands we buy from, after school, all the children are seen playing around the fermentation boxes and cocoa boxes. Our main farmer has four sisters and a wife that help maintain the farm. Each playing a part in the cocoa production – from finance to fermenting - which means it’s a family discussion when our Chocolate Makers goes out there to meet them and check the crops.

The fermenting of our cocoa beans takes place just 50 metres from the main houses and with the smell of acetic acid (vinegar) aroma that occurs during fermenting of cocoa being present during harvest season. Due to the showery squalls that dash in from the South Seas, our farmers are invested in solar drying enclosures in the form of raised drying beds that can be quickly covered with canvas after the 50-metre dash! This form of drying and not fire-drying - allows the true flavours inherent in the cocoa bean to come through without smokiness being a flavour note.

Discover the Island: The island of Guadalcanal, nestled in the heart of the Solomon Islands, is home to some of the finest cocoa from this region. Honiara is the Capital of the Solomon Islands and main port for all exports, including cocoa, coconut, and tuna. The cocoa trees grow in this rich volcanic soil, protected from the midday sun beneath high coconut palms.

Cocoa mass, unrefined sugar, cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin.
Manufactured on equipment that also processes milk and nuts.
Suitable for vegans. Kosher certified. Allergens in bold.
Per 100g bar:
Energy 567 (kcal)/2348 (kj)
Fat 44g of which saturates 28g
Carbohydrates 24g of which sugars 18g
Protein 11g
Salt 0.02g.

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Since discovering Firetree chocolate, it’s become my first choice
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16 June 2022
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Truly Wonderful Chocolate
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08 June 2022
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So many things to love about this chocolate – the taste, the packaging, the lovely stories about where it comes from. Have bought a couple of the gift boxes for friends and family too!

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09 June 2022

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