J. D. Gross Peru Amazonas 60% 84/100


From east central Peru on the border with the Brazilian state of Amazonas, this bar is made with trinitario beans from the Ucayali region of Peru. Once harvested they’re shipped to Berlin where Rausch Schokolade turn them into one of their chocolate bars, before rebranding them as J. D. Gross for Lidl. Continue reading

Moser Roth Peru 62% 82.5/100


This bar is made using beans from Peru. Once harvested these beans are shipped to the Reinickendorf borough of Berlin where they are processed by Moser Roth. Moser Roth has been owned by parent company Storck since 2007. All of Moser Roth’s chocolate is UTZ certified and you can read more about what it means to be ‘UTZ certified’ at https://utz.org/

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Solkiki Peru Maranon 68% 89.5/100


Made from Organic fortunato No.4 cacao beans, considered to be a pure Nacional bean from the Marañón river canyon of Peru, where they are grown at notably high altitudes. Once harvested and processed they are shipped to Iris and Bob in Dorset, where foregoing their degrees in Clinical Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction, they instead turn their passion and skills to turning these beans into one of their vegan chocolate bars. Using cobbled together equipment at their dedicated chocolate workshop, they stonegrind their chocolate using intensive labour in place of high tech gadgetry to produce their craft chocolate. Continue reading

Cacaosuyo Peru Lakuna 70% 87.5/100


Based in Lima, Peru, chocolate makers Cacaosuyo use Peruvian beans to make their chocolate bars, with the whole tree to bar process taking place in the cocoa’s country of origin, before the finished product is shipped worldwide to be eaten. These beans come from the Amazon forests in the Peruvian Jungle located towards the central eastern mainland. Cacaosuyo like to test all the beans they use for genetics and are pretty particular about which trees get harvested and with these beans being somewhat difficult to get to, it’s pretty clear that they’re not using these beans by accident. Continue reading