As the UK’s largest independent chocolate distributor, we know a thing or two about cacao, so when we were offered the exclusive opportunity to launch one of South America’s most exciting high-end chocolate product ranges, we literally went into meltdown with elation!
Today, we’re proud to unveil seven sensational products from Republica del Cacao which are set to shake up the industry.
Aimed specifically at high-end pastry chefs, bakers and chocolatiers, Republica del Cacao is primed to take the luxury food world by storm with its stunning range of ultra-premium fine cacao chocolate. Made in Ecuador, the “motherland of cacao”, the range includes six single origin and one blended chocolate, all of which are 100% traceable and sustainable.
The range includes
- White chocolate 35%, Pure Ecuador, 2.5kg
- Milk 38%, Pure Peru, 2.5kg
- Milk 40% Caramelised, Pure Ecuador, 2.5kg
- Dark 56%, Pure Ecuador, 2.5kg
- Dark 65%, Pure Ecuador, 2.5kg
- Dark 70%, Ecuador & Peru, 2.5kg
- Dark 75%, Amazonia, 2.5kg
Anyone who knows anything about chocolate will know that this is huge news for the industry. Republica del Cacao is the chocolate of choice for many of the world’s finest pastry chefs and chocolatiers - and this is the first time that it has been made available to professionals in the UK.
Not only is it a brand of the utmost quality, it is also produced to meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, with authenticity and community at the heart of everything they do. Today’s discerning consumers are increasingly looking for luxury products which have been produced in an ethical way, and Republica del Cacao delivers on every level.
“Changing the world one cacao bean at a time”
Republica del Cacao has achieved the coveted B Corps certification, which is awarded to businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.
A local brand with global impact, all of the local ingredients are grown by independent farmers and small co-operatives in a unique equatorial climate, which provides the perfect conditions for growing cacao. The Local Ingredients Program also includes a project to grow prized Panela (unrefined traditional organic sugar).
Beyond fair trade
This collaboration with local farmers goes beyond the purchase of cocoa at fair prices. It extends to the technical support and application of practices of responsible agriculture, promoting the protection of native varieties of fine cocoa.
The company has also committed to the Sustainable Development Goals set out by the United Nations 2030 Agenda, with specific focus on no poverty; gender equality; responsible consumption and production; zero hunger; decent work and economic growth; and life on land (promoting sustainable management of all forest types.
We’re very excited to be the exclusive distributor in the UK and will be bringing you lots of exciting recipes to help inspire you with this wonderful new range, watch this space!