Akesson's Madagascar Criollo 100%


Expressive with naturally sweet, citrusy, red fruit notes. The Criollo beans for this bar are harvested in limited batches among other bountiful world-renowned cacao. Akesson's nearly 5,000 acres is located in the Sambirano Valley of Madagascar. Broken up into many smaller plantations, it produces cacao used by chefs and chocolate makers around the world. On the Ambolikapiky plantation, only 2 tons of Criollo beans are grown each year while the rest of the plantation produces 300 tons of Trinitario per year. Certified organic.

Tasting Notes

Citrusy, Aromatic, Sweet and Tart Red Fruits


2017 Great Taste Gold 2 stars
2017 International Chocolate Awards Best Bar Over 85% Silver
2016 Great Taste Gold 2 stars
2016 Academy of Chocolate Gold
2016 International Chocolate Awards Best Bar Over 85% Silver
2015 Great Taste Gold 3 stars
2015 Academy of Chocolate Gold
2014 Great Taste Gold 1 star
2014 International Chocolate Awards Best Bar over 85% Gold

Maker Information

Akesson's Organic Chocolate is the first "Tree to Bar" chocolate maker. The Akesson family started with a single plantation in Madagascar. Today, Bertil Akesson has expanded the company's cacao network with plantations in Madagascar, Brazil, and Indonesia. If you tried craft chocolate or world-famous chocolatier chocolate, it is likely that it came from one of Akesson's cacao plantations. Akesson's Organic Chocolate bars have won a multitude of awards and is regarded as one of the best craft chocolate bars on the market.

Cacao Information

Country: Madagascar
Bean: Criollo




100% organic cocoa beans, cocoa butter, cocoa nibs.

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