|

|

|

DESCRIPTION:

At high altitudes this rare cacao grows along the remote slopes of Colombia's Sierra Nevada coastal mountains. Since there are no roads on the mountainous terrain, the wild cacao is harvested by the Arhuaco indigenous people and brought down the steep slopes on the backs of the mules in jute saces. The locals measure the journey not by distance but by how long it takes to smoke their "tobacco", a homemade cigar. The chocolate has a distinct auburn color, bright fruity flavors of apricot, caramel and a delicate nuttiness.

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

Allergen information: contains no nuts, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free).

*Made in a facility that uses dairy.​

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

Certified Vegan

Vegan

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

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

Castronovo Colombia Sierra Nevada 72%
Castronovo Colombia Sierra Nevada 72%
  • translation missing: en.sections.featured_product.gallery_thumbnail_alt
  • translation missing: en.sections.featured_product.gallery_thumbnail_alt

Castronovo Colombia Sierra Nevada 72%

Weight: 62 g
translation missing: en.products.product.regular_price
$12.00
translation missing: en.products.product.sale_price
$12.00
translation missing: en.products.product.regular_price
translation missing: en.products.product.unit_price_label
translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
- +

Free Shipping for US orders over $75.

Reasons to Love:

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

At high altitudes this rare cacao grows along the remote slopes of Colombia's Sierra Nevada coastal mountains. Since there are no roads on the mountainous terrain, the wild cacao is harvested by the Arhuaco indigenous people and brought down the steep slopes on the backs of the mules in jute saces. The locals measure the journey not by distance but by how long it takes to smoke their "tobacco", a homemade cigar. The chocolate has a distinct auburn color, bright fruity flavors of apricot, caramel and a delicate nuttiness.

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

Allergen information: contains no nuts, wheat, gluten, or soy (nut-free, soy-free, gluten-free).

*Made in a facility that uses dairy.​

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

Certified Vegan

Vegan

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

Vegan+

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

GIFT OPTIONS IN CART

Add a Gift Note (Free) Add a Gift Box ($6) Need Help? Find the perfect gift.

A CURATED SELECTION

A diverse selection of the best, ethically made chocolate, from over 60 fine chocolate makers.

HOW WE SHIP

If it’s warm: we ship with eco-friendly insulation and ice packs.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

Canada: Free Over $150! Other countries: rates calculated at checkout.

Country

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 only woman-owned bean to bar chocolate company in the U.S that has 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. Actually, her own bars from her first batch was the first bean to bar chocolate she’s ever had! And the rest is history.

Cacao Region

Cacao Estate

Cacao Strain

Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
100%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
A
AP
Excellent bar

This is an excellent bar for people who prefer intense, less sweet, and nutty undertones. Good texture and snap.