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Castronovo's Dark Milk Chocolates Spotlight Top-Quality Cacao

Castronovo Chocolate added to its Signature Collection with two dark milk chocolate bars, both of which spotlight cacao from different regions of the world. The Patanemo, Venezuela Dark Milk 66% shows off Venezuela as one of the producers of the world's best cacao. This bar boasts a simple, premium ingredient list of just: organic cocoa beans, organic milk powder, organic cane sugar and organic cocoa butter for a flavor with indulgent notes of coffee, walnut, caramel and nutmeg. Due to the richness of the bar, Castronovo notes: "This is a chocolate to savor sparingly and enjoy."

Another new dark milk chocolate addition to Castronovo's Signature Collection is the Tumaco, Colombia Dark Milk 60%, which was named a Good Food Awards Winner in 2018. Castronovo notes that "the region is troubled with violence due to its location as a port city and fine cacao offers an opportunity for a positive change in the area." Unlike many cacao product producers, Castronovo sets itself apart by paying three times more than commodity prices for its beans, which is why it charges $12 to $14 per each high-quality bar.