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Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

Weight: 60 g

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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 their pink pepper.

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Certified EU Organic

EU Organic

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Certified Non-GMO


Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Sesame Free

Sesame Free

Contains soy

Contains Soy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes Tree Nuts

Trace Tree Nut

No animal products, and vegan sugar or alternative sweetener


Manufactured in a facility which also processes wheat or gluten

Trace Gluten


Ingredients: organic cocoa (min.75%), organic cane sugar, pure organic cocoa butter, organic pink pepper (2%).

May contain traces of milk, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soy.


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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

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".


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

Carrie K.

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.


Akesson's Madagascar Trinitario & Pink Pepper 75%

Interesting, but Pink peppercorns overwhelm

I have had pink peppercorn chocolate before where the chocolate and peppercorn flavors were perfectly balanced, but for me, this bar was overshadowed by the strong peppercorn. I was hoping to taste more of the fruity notes of Madagascar chocolate, but sadly, it was lost under the weighty flavor of peppercorn. That being said, this bar does have a nice mouth feel and melts smoothly. I was just left disappointed by the chocolate being a far second fiddle to the pink peppercorn.