Morin Basil 63%Login for prices The scents of Provence – Cocoa from the Chanchamayo region of Peru is an excellent match for the essential oil of the basil grown in Provence, in the grounds of the Morin chocolate factory. SKU: MOR2000 Categories: Bean to bar, Chocolate, Vegan Brand: Chocolaterie A. Morin Description This chocolate is from Morin’s range flavoured with essential oils from the Provence region of France. Frank Morin: “The idea developed due to the geographic location of our chocolate factory, which is in the countryside, with a lavender field next to it. While the field was being harvested, a breeze brought the scent of lavender into the factory grounds. We realized that this affected the taste experience of our chocolate. While discussing this phenomenon with our neighbour, we came up with the idea of creating chocolate flavoured with essential oil. Over time, we set up this new product range in close cooperation with plant-extract experts La Baume des Anges. The range consists of chocolate with essential oils of thyme, rosemary, cypress, basil and bay leaf. These plants, typical for our region, are grown on site and processed locally. They really provide the scent and taste of Provence.” The cocoa used for the chocolate bars originates from Chanchamayo, Peru. The first time Morin bought Peruvian cocoa beans, in 2002, it was only a few bags. They discovered the remarkable quality and developed a keen interest in cocoa from other Peruvian regions. In 2004 everything came together, as Morin started working with a French-Peruvian couple who conduct direct trade with the producers in Peru, creating the all-important short chains and transparency. The plantations from which the organic cocoa beans (of the Criollo variety) originate used for this chocolate bar, are situated in the centre of Peru, in the foothills of the Andes. The cocoa plants grow below larger trees, providing shade. In these forests, the humidity is high and there is no need for irrigation systems. The farmers in the area harvest their beans individually and then bring them to a joint processing station where the beans are fermented and dried. Morin effectively buys the beans directly from the producers. Taste notes: fresh fruit, acidity, basil Ingredients: Cocoa beans, cane sugar, cocoa butter; basil essential oil May contain traces of milk, nuts, peanuts and sesame Nutrition values/Nährwerte/Voedingswaarde per 100 g Energy/Energie 566 kCal/2356 kJ Fat/Fett/vetten 35.8 g of which saturated/davon gesättigte Fettsäuren/waarvan verzadigd 20.3 g Carbonhydrates/Kohlenhydrate/koolhydraten 44.6 g of which sugar/davon Zucker/waarvan suiker 36.9 g Proteins/Eiweiss/eiwitten 7,0 g Salt/Salz/zout < 10 mg Additional information Weight 0,1 kg weight 0.1 wholesale_price_text 19 advice_price 50, 8 product_ean 3760264290575 Reviews There are no reviews yet. Be the first to review “Morin Basil 63%” Cancel replyYour rating * Rate… Perfect Good Average Not that bad Very poor Your review *Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.