This is the dark milk version of our chocolate with cocoa beans from Fiji.
On the second largest Fijian island, Vanua Levu, is a hilly farm with a microclimate that’s ideal for growing cocoa. The Matasawalevu Cocoa Farm started operating around 1979 and has earned its reputation for producing exceptional cocoa beans.
We tried many different recipes for a Fiji milk chocolate, and this was everyone’s favorite: just enough whole milk powder to make it creamy, but still dark enough to let the flavor of the cocoa shine through. Indeed, the milk and cocoa each bring out and complement the flavor notes of the other.
Just like our Fiji 71% dark, we love this chocolate for baking and s’mores. But the bar is so addicting straight from the package, you might want to order extra.
"Smooth, milky, nutty, caramelly, velvety. In one word: flawless."
- cocoa beans
- certified organic cane sugar
- certified organic cocoa butter
- whole milk powder
- sunflower lecithin
Milky, nutty, caramel
The Republic of Fiji is a group of 333 islands in the middle of the South Pacific, east of Australia and north of New Zealand. The islands are spread over nearly 500,000 square miles of ocean—almost twice the size of Texas! Vanua Levu (pronounced Va-new-ah Lay-vu) is hilly and rugged, 110 miles long and 19 to 31 miles wide, surrounded by coral reefs.
Cocoa from Matasawalevu is brought to us by Cacao Fiji, which was founded in 2014 by Arif Khan. He had met several Fijians who were passionate about farming cocoa but struggled to find markets for their products. After tasting the unique and impressive flavor profile imparted by Fiji’s terroir, he moved back to his home country with the mission to help revive Fiji’s cacao industry.
Cacao Fiji works with a network of cocoa farmers throughout the Fiji Islands, and ferment and sun-dry the beans in a central location to achieve consistently excellent cocoa.
We receive these beans from paradise in 110 pound bags directly through Cacao Fiji’s U.S. distributor.
Read more about Cacao Fiji on our origins page here.
Dark milk chocolate