This unique heirloom blend of Criollo-Trinitario cacao has an earthy and robust flavor profile with notes of caramel and pineapple. Grown by independent Mayan farmers in the southern Jungles of Belize these cacao nibs come from fertile soil with a rich chocolate producing history. This wonderful blend is the 6th cacao variety in the world to be given heirloom status by the Fine Cacao Association, making it one of the rarest and most sought after sources of cacao on Earth. Over 100 people in the U.S. alone were on a waiting list for the cacao beans that these nibs were made from and after indulging in a handful or two it is easy to see why!
The Toledo Cacao Growers Association was established in 1984. The association was incorporated as a non-profit company in 1986 with its mission being to improve the social and economic standard of living of its members through competitive and diversified systems of production which incorporate sound ecological principles. TCGA is certified organic by Soil Association and Fairtrade by Flo-Cert. TCGA is additionally certified by the Canadian Organic Regime (COR). Our certification ensures that all of our activities meet international standards to ensure we contribute to the socio-cultural, economic and environmental development of the region. TCGA now have two centralized processing facility where a dedicated team monitors fermentation and drying process daily. Similarly efforts are made through TCGA Projects to improve flavor varieties by identifying and studying monilia tolerant varieties and grafting high yielding varieties.
- Organic cacao nibs
- Gone Green