3 Star - Great Taste Award
Gold Medal - Academy of Chocolate
World Gold - International Chocolate Awards
A strong aroma of pepper hits you upon breaking this bar. Crunching into the chunks of pepper releases a nice spicy heat. The juicy chocolate and pepper combination are a very fun combination. The pepper spice lingers on the tongue and really brings out the tartness and juiciness of the Madagascar chocolate. It's an unexpected and nice combination.
Located in the Sambirano valley, near Ambanja, in the North-West of Madagascar, Bertil Akesson’s estate spreads over 2000 ha and is divided into smaller plantations like this Ambolikapiky. Since 1920, these farms produce world-famous aromatic cocoa and today most of the top chefs and chocolate makers around the world use cocoa from this estate. This chocolate has a very expressive cocoa aroma with subtle fruity-sweet tartness and pleasant flavor notes that evoke citrus and red berries. They combine it with the finest and rarest pepper, the voatsiperifery from Madagascar, whose earthy and woody taste is completed by intense flowery aromas bringing freshness to the palate.