The pure Nacional Cacao used in this milk chocolate was thought to be extinct in 1916. 10 years ago Brian Horsley and Dan Pearson re-discovered 24 Pure Nacional cacao trees in the Maranon Valley in Peru. They have been genetically certified to be the original Nacional variety of cacao by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The beans are grown at 3250ft and produce purple and, unique to this variety, white beans. Due to the low tannins and bitterness in the white beans, we have been able to develop a low sugar and high cacao content milk chocolate. Most milk chocolate on the market contains between 30 and 38% Cacao whilst this milk chocolate has a cacao content of 47%. Even some famous DARK Belgian chocolate varieties only contain 45.5% cacao. In short: this is a full bodied milk chocolate with a similar cacao content as a Belgian Dark couverture!!!
Made in Tasmania