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Auro Reserve Paquibato 70%

Auro Reserve Paquibato 70%

Weight: 60 g

Regular price $9.00
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Reasons to Love



Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Made at Origin

Made at Origin

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Located in between tropical mountain forests, Paquibato is a community that grows many fruit trees, giving its chocolate notes of forest, valley flowers, dark honey and caramelized nuts.

The Auro Reserve Collection is meticulously crafted from the finest beans of a single estate. They approach every variety and every harvest with a fresh perspective to bring out the rare and distinctive characteristics that come from each community and their land.

AOC-silver-2020 Award

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy

Trace Dairy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Sesame Free

Sesame Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes soy

Trace Soy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes Tree Nuts

Trace Tree Nut

No animal products, and vegan sugar or alternative sweetener


Gluten Free

Gluten Free


Ingredients: cacao mass, organic muscovado sugar, cacao butter.

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


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Auro Chocolate

Auro Chocolate is a Filipino bean to bar chocolate company that practices sustainable harvesting of cacao which they get directly from farms in Davao Philippines. Owners Mark Ocampo and Kelly Go, originally political science majors, with no background in pastries or chocolate at all, took a trip to the Philippines where their love for small craft chocolate was born. Auro is committed to restore local heirloom varieties of Filipino cacao and showcase Filipino taste varieties and culture from the Davao region in some of their single estate chocolate bars. Auro provides support and education to its farmers to teach them organic farming and important business management fundamentals in order to improve their standards of living. Auro is globally recognized and have won awards for their chocolate. Mark and Kelly wanted their chocolate company to reflect something with gold. They believe that like gold, farmers and cacao are not given the recognition they deserve. Both gold and cacao are not fully cherished in its raw form until its been altered, that’s when people see its true value.

Cacao Region

Davao, Philippines

One of the smallest big cities in the Philippines, Davao City is affectionately known as both the cacao and durian capital of the country. In fact, often you'll see both fruit trees growing on the same plantations within city limits, yet due to large soil & cacao varietal differences, you'll find that the resulting chocolates taste nothing alike. The region is so widespread that there's even a citywide speed limit that makes a trip from one end to the other take nearly two hours without traffic!

Cacao Estate

Mang Jose Estate

Mang Jose Saguban of Paquibato, Davao City is one of Auro Chocolate’s original farming partners. The founders of Auro Chocolate first met Mang Jose in October 2015, and were impressed by his passion for cacao and leadership in his community. Mang Jose has been growing cacao since the 1970’s and believes in planting cacao that he personally enjoys consuming rather than just blindly following the advice of others. As a result, he has a lot of older varieties of cacao on his farm, including criollo varietals believed to have been brought over by the Spanish colonizers in the 17th century. In late 2019, Mang Jose’s cacao was announced among the world’s top 20 cacao beans by the Cocoa of Excellence Program.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
James W.
Nice but a bit different

Auro Paquibato estate 70% was slightly grainy, with a mild, somewhat different flavor. Slightly sweeter and not as acidic as their Saloy estate. Still nice, though - 4-1/2 stars, but minus 1/2 star for not being as smooth.

Auro Paquibato 70%

Dense. Good snap. Very honeyed and woody to start with heady hits of floral fudgey-ness and final notes of vanilla and spice. Melty. Delicious. Would definitely repurchase.

Auro Reserve Paquibato 70%

I prefer other bars from their selection. The bar I received presented sugar bloom so the flavors were a bit off.