Askinosie Soconusco 75% Chocolate bar (85g/3 oz)

Askinosie Soconusco 75% Chocolate bar (85g/3 oz)

From Askinosie:
75% Cocoa Beans from Soconusco, Mexico (this includes 1% Askinosie cocoa butter that we make with the same beans). Your actual batch may have a slightly different amount because we experiment with texture (you will find the details by entering your Choc-o-lot # in the bottom left of the screen). Other companies don’t usually disclose the amount of cocoa butter, but we do.
25% Pure Cane Sugar

In 1502, when Christopher Columbus became the first European to see cacao off the coast of Honduras and the island of Guanaga, the Soconusco region of Mexico near the Guatemalan border had a reputation for producing some of the finest cacao in the Aztec Empire. Today, the modern town of Soconusco is a sleepy little hamlet that is no longer a center of cacao production. In nearby towns, however, families farm cacao using tools and techniques that would have been recognizable to their ancestors, forging a link between the legendary Soconusco cacao of Aztec times and the chocolate we are making today.

“IN HIS EFFORT TO RESTORE THE ONCE GLORIFIED SOCONUSCO BEAN, ASKINOSIE IS THE FIRST IN THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF MEXICO IN OVER 100 YEARS TO MAKE CHOCOLATE FROM THIS HISTORIC REGION.”

Dr. Janine Gasco
Anthropologist, recognized expert and author on Mesoamerican culture

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