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Akesson's Brazil Dark Milk Chocolate 55%

Akesson's Brazil Dark Milk Chocolate 55%

Weight: 60 g

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Made with Estate Grown Cacao

Tree to Bar

This cocoa-forward dark milk is made for chocolate lovers who can handle a high cocoa content, but love the creaminess that milk brings to the table. The cacao for this bar is harvested from Bertil Akesson's own Fazenda Sempre Firme, in Bahia, Brazil, which he and his business partner have owned since 2009. You may detect hints of nuttiness or fruitiness, but the chocolatey notes dominate in the manner typical of the cacao native to the region, a varietal known as parasinho.

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Certified EU Organic

EU Organic

Contains Dairy

Contains 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

Manufactured in a facility which also processes wheat or gluten

Trace Gluten


Ingredients: cocoa (min. 55%), cane sugar, milk powder, pure cocoa butter.

Contains: milk.

May contain traces of 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

Bahia, Brazil

Bahia is one of the largest states of Brazil, located in the east, along the Atlantic coast. Once a monarchial stronghold dominated by slave-centric agriculture and ranching, Bahia is now a domestic manufacturing center and the focal point of Brazil’s re-entry into the fine cacao market. The region was once the largest cacao producer in the country, so reputed that a portion of southern Bahia was nicknamed “Cacao Coast.” Unfortunately, bioterrorism in the 1980’s devastated the country’s crop over the course of just a decade. In the early 2010’s, a number of family farms took it upon themselves to revitalize the local fine flavor cacao industry, which continues to grow annually.

Cacao Estate

Fazenda Sempre Firme

Brazil’s southern state of Bahia is known within the country as the cacao capitol, and for good reason— more than half the country’s cacao is grown in Bahia alone. This is part of the reason why, in April 2009, chocolate maker Bertil Akesson purchased Bahia’s historic Fazenda Sempre Firme. The 120-hectare cocoa plantation is right in the middle of the Mata Atlantica, one of the rain forests with the highest biodiversity on earth. On the farm, the team is growing the traditional forastero cocoa variety called parasinho, which was thought of as the glory of Bahia in the early 1900’s.

Cacao Strain


Parasinho, an Amelonado cultivar bears small, round and fairly smooth pods, which turn yellow when ripe. This cultivar is also called Para-Parasinho or Parazinho, and would have formerly been called “forastero;” it’s native to Bahia, Brazil. At the beginning of the 20th century, parasinho was said to have made the glory of Bahia by being such a delicious and unique varietal.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Eric G.

Best milk chocolate I have ever had.

So Fresh and So Clean Clean... :)

Love this bar! In my top 10, for sure!