Our Ransiki 70% bar is a two ingredient bar made with cocoa from our close neighbours in West Papua.
The plantation in West Papua is located near the village of Ransiki and forms part of the remains of an old large scale (1,800ha) plantation which was founded by CDC (a British Government-backed development fund) and a Dutch and Indonesion NGO. Due to mismanagement, CDC left in the 90s which basically sent the plantation on a declining path.
In 2016 the co-op Eiber Suth (Unity to Arise) was founded. With financial support from the district authorities the co-op has rehabilitated 160 hectares of the plantation. A lot of knowledge from post-harvest originally training provided by CDC remains, ensuring an excellent level of quality. The field workers receive a salary, incl. one month extra, 14 days holidays and health insurance. The Ransiki bar has a very creamy mouth feel which makes it appealing to people who don’t generally like dark chocolate. The bar also provides a variety of interesting fruit, nut and honey aromas that will be appreciated by dark chocolate connaisseurs.
Two ingredients: Organic cocoa beans from the Solomon Islands and unrefined raw cane sugar from Queensland.