Feitoria do Cacao, Maranon Valley, Peru 72%
Puro Nacional was thought to be extinct by disease about 100 years ago. It wasn't until 2009 that Dan Pearson and Brian Horsely discovered rare cacao trees in the Maranon valley of Peru. After DNA analysis, it was confirmed by USDA’s Dr. Lyndel Meinhardt that their beans were identical to those of the disappeared ancestral cocoa, the Puro Nacional.
This rare fruit grows above 1000 meters of altitude, with 40% white beans that provide its elegance and complexity.
This 72% chocolate, has a fragrant floral aroma of orange and sandalwood. Hints of Earl Grey tea appear within the creamy melt, giving a beautifully deep, long finish.
Ingredients: Cocoa beans from Peru, Cane Sugar and Cocoa Butter. Cocoa Minimum: 72%
* May contain traces of nuts.