Did you know that although 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Africa, less than 1% of chocolate is actually made there?
Two former Peace Corps volunteers, who were stationed in Madagascar at the time, are now on a mission to re-dress that balance.
Since 2008, Madecasse have championed bean to bar chocolate making on Madagascar and in doing so, have “empowered” the islands cocoa farmers by investing in skills, training and paying them a higher wage.
Consequently, Madecasse have helped safeguard the islands diverse and exclusive eco-system of plants and animals, 85% of which are not found anywhere else on Earth, across 250 acres of managed forest, containing some 70,000 cocoa trees.
The resulting Madagascan chocolate bars are a superb selection of single origin, dark chocolate bars and milk chocolate bars, made using heirloom cocoa, and which are all beautifully smooth on the palate and packed with flavour.
Madecasse’s 100% cocoa content dark chocolate bar, with no added sugar, is an intensely flavoured bar with little acidity and is a fine example of chocolate in its purest form. For high cocoa content dark chocolate lovers, it doesn’t get much better.
Also of note is Madecasse’s 70% dark chocolate bar which has wonderful flavours of citrus fruit with its bright citrus finish.
Many of Madecasse’s chocolate bars have won Great Taste awards, including the Madecasse Salted Almond 59% dark chocolate bar, with its contrasting textures and the Madecasse high cocoa content (44% cocoa content) ‘Espresso Bean’ milk chocolate bar. A rich, smooth, flavoursome milk chocolate bar topped with crushed coffee beans and cocoa nibs for a tasty crunch, full of flavour.
See our full Madecasse single origin chocolate bar range here, and explore the incredible variety of textures and flavours, produced from Madecasse’s beloved Madagascan cocoa.
The Madecasse chocolate bar range is now available to buy online, for delivery across the UK, Europe and world-wide destinations, from the Chocolate Trading Co.