“Acidified red cocoa nibs are cocoa nibs which were not initially red but which have been subjected to an acid for a sufficient amount of time to become red”
Amano is veruit de meest gelauwerde chocolademaker van Amerika. Punt. Waarom is geen geheim, met Amano’s uitgesproken benadering gebruik makend van zowel de Amerikaanse als Europese stijl van chocolade maken. Je vind de kenmerken van de licht geroosterde cacao die je zou verwachten van een ‘avant-gardistische’ Amerikaanse maker, maar in balans gebracht met zachte cacao boter en aromatische vanille van de meer vooruitstrevende Europese chocolade makers. Geen serieuze chocolade selectie is compleet zonder Amano Chocolate.
En daarom hebben wij in ons assortiment deze uitzonderlijke chocolademaker opgenomen en met mondjesmaat gaan verkopen aan de aandachtige chocoladekenners die Art Pollart naar waarde weten schatten.
You can’t possibly go wrong with Amano chocolate. Among the pioneers of the US craft chocolate movement, chocolate maker Art Pollard started making chocolate from the beans in 2006 in Orem, Utah. Since then, the company has grown to be recognized as an excellence in the industry, winning countless prizes and awards for its single-origin and inclusion bars.
If you want to buy Amano’s bars for yourself or your loved ones, check out in our store and feel free to ask more about them.
Can We Use The Whole Cacao Pod?
So, if the cacao seeds are the only part of the fruit that ends up in our chocolate, does that mean the rest goes to waste?
We’ve already mentioned that pulp can be consumed on its own. Additionally, Eduardo tells me, “In Latin American countries, the cacao [by-products] may be used to feed livestock.”
Alfredo adds that “cacao pods uses are varied. In a cacao event in Thailand, they served a dinner with more than 70 different [cacao] servings that varied from soups, rice, meats, desserts, drinks and others.”
And Pedro explains that, even when the by-products aren’t consumed, they can still be reused. “The shell of the pod, once it’s been harvested normally, is left in the plantation because the Forcipomyia fly (principle insect that helps in the pollination of the cocoa flower) will lay its eggs in there. Then [the shell] is reincorporated in the soil once it’s degraded,” he says. “Other farmers make compost with the shells because they are rich in potassium and help to improve organic matter in the soil.”