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Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

Weight: 60 g

Regular price $9.00
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Reasons to Love

Made with Estate Grown Cacao

Tree to Bar

Located in the Sambirano Valley, near Ambanja, in the North-West of Madagascar, Bertil Åkesson’s estate spreads over about 2000 ha and is divided into smaller plantations like this Ambolikapiky. Since 1920, these farms produce world-famous aromatic cocoa and spices (like this pink pepper) used by most of the top chefs and chocolate makers around the world. In this subtle chocolate, the fruity-sweet tartness of cocoa, its pleasant flavor notes that evoke citrus and red berries are enriched by the floral notes of our pink pepper.

Ingredients: organic cocoa (min.75%), organic cane sugar, pure organic cocoa butter, organic pink pepper (2%). May contain traces of nuts, almonds, soya, milk, gluten and wheat.

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Certified EU Organic

EU Organic

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Certified Non-GMO

Non-GMO

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

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Contains soy

Contains Soy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

Organic refined sugar or alternative sweetener, and no animal products (ie defacto vegan)

Vegan+

Manufactured in a facility which also processes wheat

Trace Gluten

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Maker

Akesson's

Akesson's founded by Bertil Akesson is largely responsible for some of the super fine cacao we see coming from Madagascar. Bertil manages several estates in the Sambirano Valley, and also has a few plantations in Indonesia and Brazil. Bertil is one of the pioneers of the bean to bar chocolate movement, and produces a line of single origin and inclusion bars using the spices that also grow on his plantations. Akesson's focuses on high quality cocoa while maintaining sustainable practices. Not only has Akesson's won many awards, other chocolate makers have also won awards for their bars with Akesson's cacao.

Cacao Region

Sambirano Valley, Madagascar

Perhaps the most famous growing region in the world, northern Madagascar's Sambirano Valley is known for its incredibly fruity cacao and aromatic herbs & spices. Over the past few decades three main plantations have popped up in the area to supply cacao to chocolate makers around the world, as well as some of the world's most valuable botanicals, namely vanilla, ylang-ylang, and essential oil extracts.

Cacao Estate

Akesson Estate

Perhaps one of the most famous origins in the world, Akesson’s Estate consists of several individual farms in northwestern Madagascar’s Sambirano Valley. The most prolific of these is certainly Bejofo Estate, which alone produces around 300 tons of cocoa each year. Over the last decade, Malagasy cacao (cacao grown on Madagascar) has earned a reputation for fruity, almost juicy cacao beans, which transform into some of the most unique chocolate in the world. All of the cacao grown on Akesson Estate is organic-certified.

Customer Reviews

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Carrie K.
Wonderful

Peppercorn isn't a common pairing with chocolate but I love it and have tried all the combos out there. This one is my second favorite after the Akessons with Voatsiperifery. Madagascar chocolate naturally has hints of citrus and cherry to it, best appreciated if you let it melt in your mouth. It lends itself well to combining with pink peppercorn, which has similar qualities, making for a complex, unique and harmonious pairing.

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J.T.

Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

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LaLo

Delightfully smooth. Perfect inclusion of the peppercorns to give the overall chocolate that oomph but it doesn't overwhelm the fruity notes of the cocoa itself. I rarely feel that the description of the product matches in actuality but this one was summed up perfectly with "subtle chocolate" and "fruity-sweet tartness of cocoa".

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X.H.

Great chocolate with peppery taste. My favorite Akesson's is still the 75% with black pepper

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caterina
Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

I expected more fruitiness and tartness. The flavor profile is driven by the very rare pepper aroma softened by the mild yet warm chocolate background. The red berries notes are like ghosts: something you can feel around you but you cannot see. Mysterious and immersive but very delicate. I believe it represents a perfect choice for pairing with wine and cheese.