Peruvian Cocoa Peanut Butter
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Dairy Free
11g Plant Protein | 160 Calories
The organic chocolate that coats this bar is made from fully fermented cocoa beans and grown by smallholder farmers along the foothills of the Andean Mountain region in Peru. Considered by many to be the best chocolate in the world, our Peruvian Chocolate is smooth and has subtle floral notes that are characteristic of the cocoa beans in the region. And of course, we are pairing this delicious chocolate with peanuts, making this bar perfect for all you PB Chocolate lovers out there.
Explore the Ingredient
Cocoa: The cocoa bean is a dried and fermented seed of the cocoa tree, from which chocolate is produced. Although the tree is not exclusive to Peru, it is native to the Amazon basin and was extensively used in pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Mayan and Aztec in what is now Mexico. Since the Van Houten family invented innovative chocolate production processes in the early 19th century, the popularity of growing cocoa beans as a crop spread throughout Central and South America. Peru is now currently the ninth largest producer of cocoa and its cocoa beans are considered the best in the world.
Explore the Artwork
Tumi Artwork: This bar features artwork prevalent on Tumis, which are ceremonial knives made of bronze, gold, silver or copper and attributed to pre-Incan cultures such as the Sican and Chimu. Tumis consist of two parts – a semi-circular blade and a handle often representing the face of the Sican mythical god Naymlap. The Sican and Chimu used Tumis during ceremonies to sacrifice animals, and other pre-Columbian cultures such as the Paracas used them for cranial surgery. In modern times, the Peruvian government adopted the Tumi and its depiction of Naymlap as a national symbol to promote tourism. It is common to find Tumis on tourists gifts such as mugs and keychains. Many people in Peru also hang Tumis on their walls for good luck.