Dark Chocolate Smooth Orange Peel 68%
We’ve worked with our local beach café here in Falmouth to create something delicious from waste.
Every week, the staff at Gylly Beach Café squeeze gallons of fresh juice leaving the best bit: the peel! After months of experimenting, we innovated a way to turn the peel into a bright orange chocolate that carries a light and buttery-smooth citrus flavour. Combined with our Gola dark chocolate, the two compliment each other perfectly to create a chocolate orange experience unlike any you’ve ever tasted.
The cacao beans for the dark chocolate were grown under the canopy of Sierra Leone’s Gola Rainforest National Park. Various Charities, including RSPB, have been working with local farmers to grow the cacao in harmony with the park, preventing deforestation.
This chocolate bar is dairy free, packaged plastic free, supports reforestation and reuses food waste.
Sweet, tart orange melting into sweet marzipan and brandy notes with a brownie finish
Chocolate 80% (cocoa beans, sugar), Orange 20% (cocoa butter, orange peel, sugar)
The Gola Rainforest
The Gola Forest is one of only two national parks in Sierra Leone, referred to as the ‘green diamond of the nation’. A remnant of the Upper Guinean Tropical Rainforest, it is home to over 330 bird species, of which 14 now face global extinction.
The Gola Rainforest project is providing a livelihood and income for farmers around the national park while helping them to protect the rainforest from deforestation. Growing cocoa isn’t an easy task, and harvesting the pods can only be done by hand when grown under the canopy of the rainforest, hence the destruction of nearly all of Ghana’s rainforest when they opted for easy harvesting, leaving devastation.
The project has been supporting farmers to harvest, ferment and dry their cocoa beans to the best quality to yield higher prices from chocolate makers around the world.
The rainforest is home to many endangered species including forest elephants, pygmy hippos and chimpanzees.