Fiji, Mataswalevu EXTRA DARK Milk Chocolate Bar 75%
Full and creamy, tart lemon pie puckeryness, deep, dark and moody
Fiji, Mataswalevu EXTRA DARK MILK Chocolate Bar,75%
Type: Forestero Amelanado
Certifications: Direct Trade
Chocolate Makers Notes: Full, creamy mouthfeel immediately followed by tart lemon pie puckeryness. Moves to deep chocolate and dried fruits. Lingers with a pleasant, soft bitter chocolate note.
Ingredients: Fijian Cacao, Organic cane sugar, organic natural cocoa butter, organic whole milk powder.
The Mataswalevu Cocoa Farm is located in Dreketi, Macuata, in the hills of Northern Fiji. It is one of the larger cacao farms in Fiji and started operations around 1979. The farm once covered an area of 400 acres but at present consists of approximately 100 acres of Forestero Amelonado cacao. Newer plantings planned are going to be newer Trindad Selected Hybrid (TSH) clones with higher yields, and disease resistance. The Matasawalevu farm has a well established reputation of producing quality cocoa and post-harvest processing operations closely follow traditional techniques.
Dreketi is located in the province of Macuata on Vanua Levu and is home to some of the poorest people on Fiji. Dreketi is a district in the comprising of 7 villages all of which are located within the mid reaches and the upper reaches of the Dreketi river and their tributaries. Populations living in these areas are almost wholly dependent on fishing and subsistence as well as rice farming for their livelihoods.The largest village located along the Dreketi river is Nabavatu village which is also the centre of traditional governance within the district. Dreketi has been a slow developing district compared to a number of other districts around Macuata