Single variety dark chocolate - RUGOSO

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Single variety dark chocolate - RUGOSO


ZOTO’s first single variety dark chocolate.

A very special, dynamic flavor profile that develops continuously. One bite entertains your pallet for several minutes.

The cocoa:

  • name: Rugoso

  • origin: Nicaragua, Bocay

  • the cocoa was produced under ZOTO protocol

  • Winner of the International Cocoa of Excellence Award in 2015

The chocolate:

  • 75%: 70% cocoa - 5% cocoa butter - 25% beet sugar

  • Post-harvest controlled chocolate bar

  • 45-50g

  • Bronze medal winner at the European Chocolate Awards

Flavor notes:

Strawberry, cocoa, spices, nuts, wood, red berries


Purchase 11 bars of choice, pay only for 10: 5.5€ discount


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The story behind the chocolate...

Back in 2013, Zoi and Tom joined the Ingemann team. We were hired to produced the best beans of the world and make them popular. During 2.5 years we worked hard: we helped design logistic routes, created quality control procedures and post-harvest protocols. Innovative marketing in the cocoa sector by story telling - science based and authentic. Our motivation: preserving special, unique local varieties... 

Ingemann established something nobody ever did before: bringing 6 single variety cocoas to the market and at that time 2 regional blends. All post-harvest controlled to extract the max potential of each type of bean in terms of flavor.

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Rugoso got awarded in 2014 with the regional cocoa of Excellence Award - best of Nicarauga.

In 2015 it won the international Cocoa of Excellence Award.

ZOTO bought the award winning lot and makes a unique chocolate from it with the help of Chocolatoa.

Winning Bronze at the European Chocolate Awards, gives us an entry ticket to compete at the World Chocolate Awards.