This 58% chocolate + roses & lemon bars were inspired in a famous Ecuadorian beverage called Rosero. This drink, whose name is probably derived from the rose-water used in its production, is brewed through a combination of various ingredients, chief among them being lemon juice.
The Hoja Verde chocolates are made with premium organic cocoa beans grown in the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, the most biodiverse country on earth. Ecuadorian cocoa has long been recognized as the world’s finest beans. Its ‘Arriba’ variety brings an unequalled depth in aroma and flavor.
• Trans-Fat Free
A USDA certification recognizes that food or other agricultural products meet all organic standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Such standards require the integration of cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, conserve biodiversity, and maintain or enhance soil and water quality. Furthermore, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.
||EU Organic Farming
The Department of Agriculture and Development of the European Union grants the EU Organic Farming Certification to brands which production respects natural life cycles, minimises the human impact on the environment, and operates as naturally as possible. The basic principles of organic farming restrict the use of chemical, synthetic, antibiotics and genetically modified organisms; and demand that livestock are raised on a free-range, open-air environment and are fed on organic fodder.
||Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016
Through a yearly contest, the Academy of Chocolate grants prizes to the best chocolates in the world in order to encourage transparent sourcing of cocoa bean and improve standards of production in socially fair and environmentally friendly conditions. As a result they encourage chocolate lovers to look ‘beyond the label’ and promote a greater awareness of the quality and positive impact of consuming a fine chocolate vs. a mass-produced chocolate.