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Mission Chocolate Umbu 70%

Mission Chocolate Umbu 70%

Weight: 60 g

Regular price $11.00
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BIPOC Owned

BIPOC Owned

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Made at Origin

Made at Origin

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Brazilian dark chocolate with candied umbu. Umbu is a soft fleshed fruit, green/yellow in color, and sweet and sour in taste. It is the size of a large grape, soft like a ripe fig, and juicy like a tomato. The umbu tree is the most important tree in the Caatinga Biome – it is harvested in the wild by families that deliver them to cooperatives to get turned into preserves.

Ingredients: organic cacao, organic sugar, organic umbu fruit.

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Dairy Free

Dairy Free

Organic Cacao & Sugar

Organic+

Manufactured in a facility which also processes peanuts

Trace Peanuts

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

Mission Chocolate

Mission Chocolate is a bean to bar chocolate maker based in São Paulo, Brazil. Arcelia Gallardo the founder/maker has previously trained as a chocolatier, opened a chocolate shop in California, and also trained as a bean to bar maker at Dandelion Chocolate. Arcelia has taken strides to expand the bean to bar movement in Brazil, working with farmers on process, and also helped initiate the Association of Bean to Bar Brasil Makers.

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 Leolinda

Fazenda is Portuguese for “estate,” and in Brazil, dedicated cacao estates tend to be quite large— Fazenda Leolinda is no exception. Located in the Uruçuca municipality, in the south of Bahia province, the 700 hectare estate is run by owner João Tavares, a third-generation farmer. Tavares conserves roughly 200 hectare of wild native forest, with fully half of his property maintained in the traditional Brazilian style of cabruca, most comparable to the concept of agroforestry. This means that crops are grown in complementary layers which naturally maintain balance in the soil & ecosystem and create year round income for farmers. Although the team doesn’t use their award-winning cacao to craft any chocolate of their own, it continues to be used by many chocolate makers in Brazil and around the world.

Customer Reviews

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David G.
Good and unusual

I've never heard of umbu before. Not sure how I'd like the fruit but it works well with the chocolate. Tart and sweet pieces of fruit in the chocolate.

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Becky M.
Perfect!

I've never had umbu fruit before the first time I had this bar. The pieces of candied umbu fruit are a bit chewier than I would have expected (but still not super chewy) but they go with the chocolate so perfectly!

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S.
Well balanced

I love sweet + sour things, and the umbu rounds out the chocolate really well.

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Rick D.
Great

Fantastic