COSTA ESMERALDAS -
SINGLE ESTATE CHOCOLATE
Costa Esmeraldas is a family owned and operated 100-hectare cacao farm. All members of the Salazar family (Freddy, Monica, and siblings Freddy and Indira) actively participate in the cacao
business. Management of the cacao orchards creates over forty full-time jobs within the local community. The cacao orchards were established on former cattle pasture with very steep terrain. Along with Nacional hybrid cacao trees, dierent fruits - oranges, limes, lemons, bananas, plantain, and papaya, are interspersed to reduce erosion on the steep terrain. Trees bear fruit from June to February with peak harvest running July through September.
Bean Origin: Ten miles inland from the town
of Muisne, near Ecuador’s northern coast.
in the Esmeraldas province, Ecuador
Ingredients: Organic Cocoa Beans, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Cocoa Butter
Cacao Variety: Ecuadorian Nacional hybrids: EET-95, EET-96, EET-103
Tasting Notes: Rich chocolate taste, roasted nuts, light fruit notes with low low bitterness and astringency.
Nutrition Facts - Serv. Size: 1oz (28g) - Calories: 160
Fat Cal. 90, Total Fat 10g (15% DV), Sat. Fat 6g (30% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholest. 0mg (0% DV), Sodium 0mg (0% DV), Total Carb. 15g (5% DV), Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 12g, Protein 1g, Vitamin A (0% DV), Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (2% DV), Iron (10% DV). Percent Daily, Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.