UP-UP Dark Wild Mint is an inspiring dark chocolate Single Estate 50% cacao content made with fine flavour cocoa beans from a single farm called "El Rosario" located in the Necocli region on the north-eastern coast of Colombia; this bar is characterised because of the distinctive cacao notes with the perfect balance between sweetness and bitter tones, followed by nutty flavours and well-defined tones of wild mint, finishing with hints of dried-fruit and a refreshing aftertaste.
Grown on a single-estate, this chocolate from Up-Up is 100% traceable and the first "certified slave free chocolate" (see more below).
El Rosario farm is in Necoclí, a town in Antioquia, Colombia. It’s located on the eastern shore of the Gulf of Urabá. Before cacao, El Rosario was a cattle ranch on almost 500 acres. It managed 500 cows, and only needed four to six employees to function. Going from cattle to cocoa planting meant a considerable change. There were no longer a just few ranch hands, more and more hands were needed. The initial 400 hectares of cocoa ended up generating more than 250 jobs. The change brought better income and higher quality of life. El Rosario is an example of the impact chocolate can have on communities, and how chocolate crafted at origin can create value.
- 4.6oz / 130g
- Grown in Colombia. Made in the UK.
About Up-Up Chocolate:
Made in the UK, Up-Up Chocolate is the first "certified slave free chocolate". There are other brilliant brands working towards a slave free chocolate industry, but they weren’t using cocoa that was truly certified as slave free. So they set out to find a certification that would hold themselves and others accountable. Together with slavefreetrade, they've established a rigorous program that vets their plantation, the processing site and the factory quarterly. So they know exactly who is growing, processing and making their chocolates. And that's how you do transparency and traceability 👏