We carefully handcraft this milk chocolate from bean to bar in Hassocks, West Sussex using deep, rich flavoured Nicalizo cocoa beans, the 8th cocoa to be designated heirloom cocoa by the HCP. A Trinitario variety mainly originating from the Northern Highlands of Nicaragua, analyzed by geneticists as a possible grandfather to the Criollo trees in Venezuela’s famed valleys of cacao. These red wine coloured cocoa pods are so named Nica for Nicaragua & Lizo/Liso in spanish, for their smooth texture & elongated shape.
Zero Waste Packaging - Recyclable, Glueless, Compostable, Acid Free
Store in a cool dry environment out of direct sunlight. Best enjoyed at room temperature
The Nicalizo variety was determined to be a Heirloom Cocoa by the Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) initiative. Heirloom beans are distinctive in their characteristics and present special/unusual but well-balanced flavours, produced through the beans genetics, terroir, and post-harvest processing
In September 2015, the International Cocoa Organisation recognised Nicaragua as a 100% Fine Cocoa Origin. Only 9 countries in the world are recognised as such
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