Richly alluring and dynamic, with tasting notes of tawny port, dark brown sugar and red dates, this 70% single-origin chocolate is made from Rehoboth Estate cacao. It is both bold and refined at the same time, with a flavor arc that deeply satisfies.
Rehoboth Estate is located in the Calinan district in Davao City, Philippines, where friends of the Fossa team hand select cacao harvested from old native trees especially for them. These old trees produce cacao pods and beans that are small, yet mighty! Their flavors are luscious and powerful. Newer cacao trees tend to yield larger, more plentiful pods and beans that are infinitely less charming than their predecessors. The discerning Fossa team favors the fruit of the older, rarer trees, and finds skilled cacao cultivators and fermenters who are similarly dedicated to their craft.
The estate, ‘Rehoboth,’ is named after a well of blessing, and the intention that fuels this operation is built on honesty and equity, where locals earn fair wages for skilled labor.
Jay, Charis and Yilina are the masterminds behind Fossa, a luxury craft chocolate company that handcrafts and individually hand wraps delectable bars from scratch in their workshop in Singapore. Years ago, this trio tasted a bar of chocolate from Madagascar that left a strong impression on them and lured them into the world of chocolate making with fine flavor beans.
A fossa is a cat-like mammal that is both fierce and wild. It is indigenous and unique to Madagascar, having first reached the island nearly 20 million years ago. This animal symbolizes the tasting experience that inspires Jay, Charis and Yilina, whose approach to chocolate making focuses on creating bold, mind-blowing, yet elegant flavors.
Jay and Charis are both chocolate makers. Jay loves making things from scratch and working with his hands. When he’s not making chocolate, he might very well be making craft beer or fixing machines. Charis is both an artist and dedicated foodie. She spends much of her time making chocolate, pastries, chocolate bonbons and flowers, and also designing Fossa’s packaging. Yilina is the imaginative business and marketing director, as well as the team’s master chef!
Fossa’s single origin bars are purer than pure. With only two ingredients, cacao and cane sugar, this fine chocolate is world-renowned and one I encourage you to try!
- Ingredients: Cacao, Cane Sugar
- Net Weight: 50 g. / 1.76 oz.
- Country of Origin: Singapore