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DESCRIPTION:

We worked very carefully on this chocolate bar to deliver you something that is pure and properly balanced in flavor and experience to draw you back to being more connected with nature. The cacao is so remarkable that we found this balance at 80%. The ancestral cacao has very low bitterness, a rich chocolate flavor with nuttiness, soft fruit, and caramel.

When Denise presented this chocolate to Mamo Camilo, he said, "This chocolate captures the essence of the Arhuaco ancestral cacao.

"Note from Maker: Arhuacos are working together in ceremony to bring balance back to the Earth. Therefore, they are not producing cacao right now. Supply is very limited and that bar represents so much more than chocolate, and there is a temporary hike in price due to this.

Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Organic Cacao & Sugar

Organic+

Peanut Free"

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Treenut Free

Treenut Free

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

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Castronovo Arhuaco Village 80%
Castronovo Arhuaco Village 80%
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Castronovo Arhuaco Village 80%

Weight: 62 g
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$17.00
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$17.00
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Reasons to Love:

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

We worked very carefully on this chocolate bar to deliver you something that is pure and properly balanced in flavor and experience to draw you back to being more connected with nature. The cacao is so remarkable that we found this balance at 80%. The ancestral cacao has very low bitterness, a rich chocolate flavor with nuttiness, soft fruit, and caramel.

When Denise presented this chocolate to Mamo Camilo, he said, "This chocolate captures the essence of the Arhuaco ancestral cacao.

"Note from Maker: Arhuacos are working together in ceremony to bring balance back to the Earth. Therefore, they are not producing cacao right now. Supply is very limited and that bar represents so much more than chocolate, and there is a temporary hike in price due to this.

Ingredients: organic cocoa beans, organic cane sugar, organic cocoa butter

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Organic Cacao & Sugar

Organic+

Peanut Free"

Peanut Free

Soy Free

Soy Free

Treenut Free

Treenut Free

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

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

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Maker

Castronovo

Castronovo was started by Denise Castronovo in Stuart, Florida. While Castronovo was only launched in 2013, Denise has made some strikingly different and exceptional chocolate that has won over twenty awards both nationally and internationally. Denise is the first woman-owned bean to bar chocolate company in the U.S that won an award from the International Chocolate Awards! Denise picks heirloom varieties of cacao from remote regions that help to conserve the rainforest and highlight the exclusive flavors from those regions. Castronovo also ensures that the beans she uses come from plantations that naturally exist in the wild, or from small farms that practice sustainable farming. Denise is there every step of the way to ensure not only quality chocolate bars but ensuring that even the beans are carefully looked after. Castronovo decided to get into the chocolate making business after her original career as an ecologist and owning her own company that uses mapping technology to look at satellite imagery for ecological health slowed down in 2008. She purchased a bag of cacao beans, when it dawned on her that, that was the first time she realized where chocolate comes from.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

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J
Jen
Rich flavors with caramel notes

Upon biting into this bar and letting it melt in your mouth, you’ll notice the earthy caramel tones of the chocolate. It melts smoothly and has a clean finish to it. There are some fruity notes in it as well.

c
caterina
Castronovo Arhuaco Village 80%

Besides the high cacao percentage, it has a very delicate and aromatic flavor profile. Hard snap and clover honey scents. Rich yet elegant creamy texture. The flavor is driven by the lavender aroma from the beginning to the end: earthy, woody, herbaceous, light mint-like taste and floral with a green pungent finish on the tip and on the sides of your tongue. It is not over yet. When each piece melts in your mouth, you`ll be mesmerized by the subtle sweet white grape taste followed by the bitterness of the pleasant walnuts.

c
caterina
Castronovo Arhuaco Village 80%

I absolutely love this bar! I detected some lavender undertones too.