Foundry Chocolate | Dark Chocolate - Uganda
70% dark chocolate with playful notes of fluffy marshmallow, berries & cream and toasted almonds.
In the heat and humidity of the Semuliki Forest in Western Uganda, 1,002 small-hold farmers produce extraordinary organic cacao beans that make this dreamy and delightfully playful chocolate.
Expect notes of fluffy marshmallow, berries & cream and toasted almonds, which is simply the cacao’s origin talking – plus organic cane sugar and our obsession for preserving the flavours of provenance.
Bar Size: 70g
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Located in Bundibugyo, Western Uganda, Semuliki Forest cacao is grown by 1,002 organic smallholder farmers in the region, 52% of whom are women. Latitude Trade Co. (LTC), the company that prepares and exports this cacao, has organised 10 rural collection points for farmers to access, where they sell fresh cacao weekly into the network and receive cash at the point of sale. LTC's centralised fermentation facility and warehouse is located in the town of Kasese, north of Lake George.
The site is designed to take advantage of all possible available sunshine while limiting runoff from heavy rainfall. Fermentation boxes have a 500kg capacity and total duration of fermentation varies from 5.5 - 6.5 days. Beans are sun-dried on portable raised racks for 6 - 7 days and blended to create consistent lots before export.
TIMING: We don't believe anyone should wait too long for chocolate and aim to have your chocolate packaged and shipped within 1-2 business days. The sooner the better as far as we're concerned :)
SHIPPING TIMES: Standard shipping typically takes between 2-7 days. Exact time will depend on the courier, and whilst we can't guarantee any exact time as it's out of our hands, experience tells us it's more likely to be 2-3 days in most cases.
THE SNAILIEST SNAIL MAIL: As a heads up, sending to a PO Box, parcel locker or similar, will often be slower as we can't use courier services and have to rely on Australia Post, who can be pretty slow at times.
EXPRESS POST: If you need your chocolate urgently, because sometimes that's a thing in life, please select Express Post at checkout, or get in touch to check how we can help.
HOT WEATHER POLICY: Please note, if the temperature is soaring we may withhold sending your chocolate for a day or two to ensure it doesn't arrive a melted mess. We'll keep you posted if that's a case, but please refer to our hot weather policy, or get in touch with any questions.
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