Our heirloom recognition is a feat dedicated to our farmers who help cultivate and produce one of the best cacao in the world. Taste the unique tree-to-bar goodness when you buy our Limited Edition Heirloom Bar –– Single Clone, Single Farm in 72%.
Heirloom cacao is considered the diamonds of cacao. They are the foundation of great chocolate. The trees and beans are considered heirloom variety because of a combination of their historic, cultural, botanical, geographical and flavor value.
We are truly grateful & deeply honored to receive the Heirloom Cacao Designation from the Heirloom Cacao Preservation (HCP) Fund to start the new year! We’re very proud to bring this honor to our country. First in & for the Philippines!
To become designated ’heirloom cacao’ is an incredibly high standard to meet.
Our very own cacao farm – Puentespina Farm is now designated as HEIRLOOM producers of quality & flavor cacao beans at origin by the Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund in partnership with the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) & US Dept of Agriculture (USDA)! Mabuhay!
The announcement was made during the FCIA Elevate Chocolate Event – Winter 2019 in San Francisco last January 12, 2019.
Store in a clean, dry, slightly cool, and odorless place like a pantry cabinet (18° to maximum 22°C). Keep away from heat and light. Do not store in a fridge / refrigerator / chiller as sudden change in temperature will change the appearance of the chocolate (i.e., whitish coating). This phenomenon is called 'bloom' –– the cocoa butter rises to the surface. Chocolates that have 'bloomed' are still edible.