MADAGASCAR SAMBIRANO VALLEY 84% DARK CHOCOLATE BAR
Madagascar Sambirano Valley
On the north-west coast of Madagascar lies the Sambirano Valley, with the sea to the west and volcanic hills to the east. Its warm, humid micro-climate and rich volcanic soil makes it the ideal place for growing cocoa, giving the beans a distinctive hint of raspberry and red fruit overtones.
The farmers grow their cocoa on the southern side of the valley, taking advantage of the forest canopy to shade the cocoa trees from the harsh midday sun. Once harvested, they ferment and dry the cocoa beans themselves, using their experience and expertise to create a premium cocoa that is worthy of the Madagascan name.