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Qantu Chaska 70%

Qantu Chaska 70%

Weight: 50 g

Regular price $11.00
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Reasons to Love

Bean to Bar

Bean to Bar

Direct-Source Cacao

Direct Sourced

Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Makers Notes: figs, dates and roses. This new single origin bar from Qantu has won several awards so far. The cocoa beans from this bar come from a woman run coop in Pangoa (Junin), Peru. This year they started a leadership school for children to empower the young people and ensure continuity, as the farmers average age is more than 50.

Awards: 2019 Gold, Academy of Chocolate, 2018 Silver International Chocolate Awards.

Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter.

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Manufactured in a facility which also processes dairy"

Trace Dairy

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

Qantu

Qantu is a chocolate maker based in Montreal. Qantu was started by Elfi and Maxime in 2016. This pair fell in love with bean to bar chocolate after researching cocoa after their first plantation visit in 2014. The immense passion and pride of the cocoa producers inspired them to create bean to bar chocolate. Qantu focuses on Peruvian cacao for the moment, which is where Maxime and Elfi met over a decade ago in Elfi’s home country. The name “ Qantu” (pronounced “Kantu”) derives from the name of the national flower of Peru and Bolivia. The word comes from the native language of the Peruvian Andes, Quechua, it represents a symbol of unity and hospitality.

Cacao Region

Junín, Peru

Junin is a department in central Peru, smack in between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest. Bordered in the west by the Peruvian capital, Lima, Junin has a mix of industries and climates; its agricultural & mining sectors have become integral to Lima’s economy in recent decades. Heavy metal mining and processing have begun having serious effects upon the surrounding communities, however, so agriculture is seen as having a more promising future. In Junin’s mountain valleys, farmers tend to grow local crops such as potatoes and corn, while the more tropical regions are home to coffee, precious woods, and a variety of fruit production.

Cacao Estate

CAC Pangoa

CAC Pangoa is a cacao co-op in the Junín region of Peru, with more than 700 contributing members. Pangoa originally focused on coffee beans, but in the decades since their founding in 1977, they’ve also become dedicated to preserving their land through the cultivation of cacao. With the help of the organization Conservation Cacao, CAC Pangoa is planting more & more fine flavor varietals of cacao to sustainably and safely replace their ageing coffee. These days, the cooperative only produces organic-certified Fair Trade cacao, and they’re starting to turn to it more & more as their coffee trees feel the devastating effects of climate change.

Customer Reviews

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Intense Flavor

I was amazed by how prominently the flavor notes stood out in this one. Normally I'm racking my brain to put notes to a bar of chocolate and can't go beyond "this is incredible," but this was just an explosion of flavor. This would be the perfect bar to introduce people to fine chocolate and distinguishing tasting notes. The honey notes overpowered it for me, it tasted like the really good smooth orange blossom honey. The figs and roses notes were less prominent. It was super syrupy without being overly sweet, it was perfect!

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Love this bar

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Happy in TN

Love this bar, it might be my fav by Quantum. Soooooo smooth with the longest mouth feel and after taste. A little tiny piece gives satisfaction. Last time I had a bar this good it was a limited edition by Soma and cost twice as much.

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E. R.
Unique, tangy Peru bar

This was an unusual but ultimately very pleasant bar. Distinct notes of dried apple and apple cider vinegar dominated, but with satisfying richness. If you don't like chocolate with more pronounced sourness, this might not be your thing. But if you love the red fruit acidity of Madagascar bars, give this a try!

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LaLo

This outstanding bar should be the benchmark for greatness. I had no expectations and this bar truly delivered in the texture, taste and mouthful department. Caterina below described it well: no bitterness but all fig and floral notes.