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Baiani Special Blend Dark 88%

Baiani Special Blend Dark 88%

Weight: 58 g

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Reasons to Love

BIPOC Owned

BIPOC Owned

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Made at Origin

Made at Origin

Made with Estate Grown Cacao

Tree to Bar

Family Owned

Family Owned

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

This is Baiani's most intense bar. Its high percentage pays homage to the "88 butterfly," also known as the Diaethria Clymena, native of the Atlantic Rainforest. It landed on the makers' drying tunnel just as they were discussing the desire of making a bar with higher content of cacao. It was only in 2019 that they were finally able to get a cocoa blend with enough complexity and sweetness that they could make a delicious high-percentage bar. This blend carries notes of pure cacao, chocolate, dried fruit, and bananas, a result which inspired them to keep on searching for new recipes, even when it seems difficult.

Ingredients: Cacao, Organic Cane Sugar, Cacao Butter and Milk

No Gluten, Soy or Nut

*May contain traces of dairy.

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Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Peanut Free"

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

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

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

Baiani

Baiani Chocolate is a tree to bar chocolate maker in Brazil owned by Juliana and Tuta Aquino. Baianí Chocolate carries the tradition of the Pinheiro and Aquino families, who since the late nineteenth century have been working with cocoa cultivation in the region known today as the Potumujú Valley. This husband and wife pair were originally in the music industry living in New York until they revisited their families’ farms. From reliving their childhood memories being surrounded by cacao, they decided to get back into their roots and fell in love with the art of making chocolate. Through experimentation and quality testing, they have perfected the art of making chocolate that highlights the unique flavors of the cocoa they grow. Baiani is internationally known and have won awards for their quality of chocolate bars.

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 Santa Rita

Vale Potumujú (also called Fazenda Santa Rita) is located in Arataca municipality, in Brazil’s southern state of Bahia. The owners, Tuta and Juliana Aquino, are direct descendants of two traditional founding families of cacao farms in the state of Bahia, dating back as far as the 1890’s. Their large cacao farm is right in the middle of the Mata Atlantica, one of the rain forests with the highest biodiversity on earth. They’re proudly the growers, processors, and exporters of their own farm’s cacao, as well as the owners of Baianí Chocolate, made in the city of São Paulo. Right now the couple is also working to map the different types of endangered hardwood trees on their farm, aiming to plant over 5 thousand seedlings in the next few years.

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