Naïve Nano-Lot – Finca La Rioja Mexico
For the true chocolate lovers. Particularly aromatic cocoa from the small farm Finca La Rioja from the province of Chiapas in Mexico. The bars are more red than chocolate usually is and the taste is irresistible. Two mini-tablets from different harvests in one package.
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For the true chocolate lovers: Domantas Upzpalis produces a limited series of exclusive chocolates made from special cocoa. From specific farmers or from certain regions. “Scarcity, flavour and background. I wanted to create the product that constantly evolves and tells a story or two”, he says, when we asked: Why?
Finca La Rioja
Finca La Rioja is a small farm in Cacahoatán, Chiapas, Mexico. Cacahoatán means ‘place for cocoa’ in the old Toltec language. So for a chocolate maker like Domantas Uzpalis there is no misunderstanding about where to get his cocoa.
The history of cocoa in Mexico goes back far before colonial times. Chiapas was then the center for the cocoa trade in Mesoamerica when the Spaniards, led by Hernán Cortés, conquered the country. In fact, the first cocoa that was transported to Europe came from Chiapas.
Finca La Rioja plantation was established in the beginning of the 1900’s by the Andalusian immigrant Moisés Mugüerza Gutiérrez, who planted cacao along coffee and other crops. Don Moisés collected criollo cacao varieties from the south of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, which he further developed in his nursery. With the introduction of agrarian land reform policies under the government of Álvar Obregón after the Mexican Revolution, a great portion of the plantation and the nurseries of Don Moisés were expropriated. Almost hundred years later, the descendants of the family continue the cacao heritage they are so proud of. Finca La Rioja is now owned by a great grandson of Don Moisés and he still fondly grows many of his ancestor’s old varieties in his finca.
Domantas Uzpalis invites you to get acquainted with the cocoa from Chiapas, and especially from Finca La Rioja. He has included two tablets of two different harvests in this package. Taste the differences. Enjoy!
Ingredients: cocoa mass*, cane Sugar*, cocoa butter*
May contain traces of sunflower lecitin, milk, sesame and/or nuts and peanuts.
|Nutrition value||per 100 g|
|Energy||646 kCal/2517 kJ|
|Total fat||40 g|
|of which saturated||23 g|
|of which sugar||35 g|
|Dimensions||15 × 12 × 1 cm|