French Apple Tart
POMME AU CHOCOLAT
While apples and chocolate are not an obvious combination, this particular recipe of unroasted Tanzanian cacao from Kokoa Kamili, green apple, apricot, star anise, and vanilla bean, proves they can be a heavenly match. Last year, one subscriber wrote to us, "The French Apple tart was like a giant velvet hug. An explosion of smooth, slightly sweet joy in every bite. It is worth every calorie.” We agree.
Kokoa Kamili, Tanzania
organic cane sugar,
organic cacao butter,
organic green apple,
organic star anise,
Serving size: 1/2 bar (25g)
What We Pay for Cacao
Zorzal Cacao, Dominican Republic
REGION/COUNTRY: Duarte Province, Dominican Republic
TYPE: Farm, fermentary, exporter, bird sanctuary
BEAN SOURCE: Blend of estate-grown and neighboring farms
FLAVOR PROFILE: Balanced, fruity, nutty
PRICE RAAKA PAID IN 2021: $6.40 per kg. This price includes post-harvest processes and transportation to the departure port. What we pay each producer is different and is shaped by that region's economy.
FARMGATE PRICE: $2.90/kg is what Zorzal paid neighboring farmers for dried cacao in 2019. This was 45% above the local market price. Visit our Transparent Trade page for context and more on the impact each producer has within their community.