Skip to product information
1 of 2

Kaitxo Nicaragua El Castillero 75%

Kaitxo Nicaragua El Castillero 75%

Weight: 70 g

Regular price $10.00
Regular price Sale price $10.00
Sale Out of Stock

Free Shipping for US orders $60+
Review our holiday shipping deadlines.

Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Cocoa "El Castillero" consists of a blend of Trinitarians, fermented in cascading wooden boxes. They are pre-dried for 48 hours and then dried for approximately 7 days. The tasting notes that we can find in this chocolate are molasses, molasses, roasted and cooked fruit (apples) and dates.

Ingredients: cocoa beans, sugar, cocoa butter.

View full details

Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

Organic Cacao & Sugar

Organic+

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

Manufactured in a facility which also processes soy

Trace Soy

Manufactured in a facility which also processes treenuts

Trace Treenut

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

Vegan+

Manufactured in a facility which also processes wheat

Trace Gluten

  • GIFT OPTIONS IN CART

    Add a Gift Message (Free)
    Add a Signature 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 Above $150+ Other Countries: Rates calculated at checkout.

Maker

Kaitxo

Kaitxo is a bean to bar chocolate maker and coffee roaster from Spain. Their factory is just outside Bilboa. They have a unique style of chocolate making with most of their finished bars having a slight crunchy rough texture that adds a unique dimensions to chocolate tasting.

Cacao Region

Río San Juan, Nicaragua

Río San Juan or the San Juan River is a 119-mile-long river that flows east out of Lake Nicaragua, into the Caribbean Sea. A large section of the border between Nicaragua and Costa Rica runs on the southern bank of the river, though both countries have signed a treaty assigning the body of water to Nicaraguan territory. El Castillo, a village along the river, is famous for its colonial-era fort and small chocolate factory, which uses cacao from a nearby award-winning cooperative.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
80%
(4)
20%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
T
T
Such a nice bar

Tasting long last , enjoyable bar

S
S N.
Yummy

Interesting flavor profile on this one!

V
Victoria C.
Easy Eating 75% Bar

While this bar is a 75% it's surprisingly sweet which would be a great option for someone who wants to begin exploring higher % bars. I get lots of vanilla in the nose and taste (even though there is none added) along with cocoa, mild earthy and light coffee notes. Tasty!

N
Nicole
Smooth, Almost Coconut flavor

We absolutely loved the flavor of this chocolate. It didn't have any bitter notes, but rather tasted like it had hints of coconut or butter. The texture was also very smooth. A nice chocolate overall

M
Mari
Interesting

This bar has an interesting flavor profile. It's fruity and bitter with notes of molasses and citrus and a hint of cool menthol. The package tasting notes mention cooked apple and dates, but I honestly got more of a citrus fruitiness. The cocoa is coarsely ground, so it's a touch gritty. As the Katixo bars go, I preferred the Tanzania bar.