Semuliki Forest, Uganda 70%
Gold medal winner, Academy of Chocolate 2023 International Awards
Gold Medal winner in the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2022 and 2021
In the heat and humidity of Western Uganda, 1,002 smallholder farmers are producing extraordinary organic cacao that results in this dreamy and delightfully playful chocolate.
While Semuliki Forest, Uganda evokes notes of fluffy marshmallow, berries & cream and toasted almonds, it’s simply the cacao’s origin talking – plus organic cane sugar and our obsession for preserving the flavours of provenance.
And because your senses are unique, you may discover characters and aromas others may not – that’s the magic of Foundry Chocolate.
From the 2019 vintage. Please note the batch number you receive will differ from the one pictured.
Ingredients: Organic Cacao Beans & Organic Cane Sugar. No added cacao butter, lecithin or vanilla.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Based.
Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 3,400 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women.
Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that prepares and exports this cacao, is a registered B Corporation and operates a wide network of rural collection points where they purchase high quality wet cacao, paying at least 20% more to producers than other buyers in Uganda.
LTC always pays cash on delivery, with transparent pricing and certified weighing scales. The company offers an incredible variety of services to producers, ranging from agronomic and financial literacy trainings, to microfinance, insurance, support in opening bank accounts. Latitude is a leader in traceability, offering full traceability for every kg in every container shipped.
Source: Uncommon Cacao