Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Winner of the 2014 Big Island Chocolate Festival best bean-to-bar chocolate award. Madre’s first bar made with Kona cacao from Likao Kula farm where the rock star cacao grower Gini grows & ferments incredibly fruity & delicate cacao. The high altitude of this farm at 1600 ft makes it one of the highest in the world we know about, and this gives incredible creaminess to the chocolate. You can imagine the shivering cacao beans bundling up with extra cocoa butter insulation for the frigid winters of the Kona mountains. This bar has excellent gooseberry, marzipan, currant, peach, and Brazil nut notes to it.