PAPUA NEW GUINEA KARKAR ISLAND 72% DARK CHOCOLATE BAR
Papua New Guinea Karkar Island
It is a little misleading to call Karkar an island, as it is in fact one large volcano, 60 miles across, and visible from over 50 miles away. But the rich soil you find here on the sides of the volcano is ideal for growing the finest cocoa, with its bold flavours, reminiscent of dates, walnut and red fruits.
Almost all the population of Karkar work on the two family-owned farms here. They use the knowledge gained over the generations to grow and harvest, then ferment and dry these beans to perfection next to the sun-drenched beach. But the cocoa trees do more than just provide lovely beans. The farmers use oil from the trees as a sustainable fuel for the generators that provide all the island’s electricity. It even powers the boat that takes the dried cocoa to the main island of Papua New Guinea.