Tokushima Collection – Awa Bancha (milk)

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Awa bancha is a pickled tea from the mountainous Kamikatsu town of Tokushima Prefecture in Japan. This lot is skillfully made by Hiroshige Takagi-san from Takagi Nouen, a leader in the traditional art of making awa bancha.

Fossa’s preparation with the lively Semuliki Forest cacao from Uganda highlights the unique pickled ume and malty aroma developed by anaerobiclactic-fermentation of the tea.

Tasting notes:
Pickled ume, chrysanthemum, malt, chestnuts, and a hint of spices.

Watch the masters at work

Suggested Retail:  5,03

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Cacao, cane sugar, cocoa butter, milk powder, tea leaves.

✓ Soy-free
✓ Wheat-free
✓ Nut-free
✓ Gluten free

Contains dairy. Produced in a facility that also processes nuts and milk.

FOSSA, Singapore

All the way from Singapore, Fossa’s two-ingredient dark chocolate bars showcase incredible talent, but their daring inclusion line is arguably the highlight of their labors. Fossa’s vision includes adding new origin bars using Asian cacao beans, and expanding their line-up of well-executed, fascinating inclusion bars.

  • Jay, Charis and Yilina are the minds behind this sensational bean-to-bar chocolate from Singapore that is conquering the palates of many craft chocolate lovers around the world.
  • Their single-origin bars include cacao from renowned producers like Kokoa Kamili in Tanzania, Finca la Rioja in Mexico and Costa Esmeraldas in Ecuador, but also cacao from niche and untapped growers in Indonesia and the Philippines.
  • A unique bar size, a distinctive design and a custom mold make the Fossa Chocolate bars recognizable among its competitors.
  • Their unique selling proposition lies in the collection of inclusion bars: innovative, unthinkable and unexpected ingredients like seaweed, sake, shrimps, orchid and lychee are masterfully combined with fine cocoa in dark, milk and white chocolate creations.
  • The Fossa Chocolate assortment is always dynamic and renovates often with limited editions, seasonal releases and new experimentations.
  • The company is very particular about the material and printing method. The Fossa Chocolate packaging is made of eco-label paper containing 50% recycled paper, giving it the subtle fibrous appearance. They also work very closely with a local artisan printer whose skilled craftsmen create all their letter-pressed prints by hand.
  • Founded just in 2017, Fossa Chocolate has already made a name for itself as Singapore’s first and most award-winning craft bean-to-bar chocolate.

Fossa is available from stock: lead-time is 1-3 days.
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The Fossa range

Fossa’s collection of single-origin bars highlights some of the most renowned cocoa in the fine chocolate industry. The brown notes of Tanzanian cacao from Kokoa Kamili are available in their classic 72% cocoa bar or the more intense 100% cocoa bar for purists. The best of Mexican cacao is expressed in the 72% Finca La Rioja bar with sweet notes of caramel and fresh cream, while the 80% Costa Esmeraldas is a trip to Ecuador thanks to floral and nutty flavors. But the true diamond of the collection is probably the 70% Indonesia bar, with cacao from a small single-estate farm in Yogyakarta. Worth of a mention is also the 70% Philippines bar with unique notes of tawny port, prunes and red dates.

Here is where you will find the true mastery of Fossa’s chocolate makers. First, the largest collection of craft chocolate bars with tea inclusions on the market: not just regular tea, but researched, small batch and rare tea varieties are accurately paired with the flavors of single-origin cacao. Remarkable are the Honey Orchid Dancong Oolong Tea, the Chrysenthemum Tea, the Duckshit Dancong Oolong Tea and the Drifting Snowflakes Jasmine Green Tea bars. But also the non-tea inclusions are as surprising, exciting and unexpected: Sake Kasu, Salted Egg Cereal Blond, Chilli Peanut Praline and Lychee Rose Dark Milk are just some of the bars in our assortment.

Curious if Fossa would be suitable for your store? Order this sample kit for a perfect introduction to the brand! The kit includes several items from different categories.


  • We have no minimum order for EU customers.
  • Minimum order for non-EU customers is €500,-
  • Ordering goes by case quantity. If there's less stock than the case quantity the system won't allow you to add it to the cart. We can add this for you to your order manually. Just leave a note in the comments or contact us otherwise.
  • You can order via the normal product pages in the webshop or via the Quick Order Form.
  • In My Quick Order you will find items you have previously ordered - even more convenient for repeat purchases!
  • Both the Recommended Retail Price (excl. VAT) as well the wholesale price (excl. VAT) is indicated for each product.


We ship by DHL or PostNL. These usually deliver within 24 hours (within Holland and Belgium). For other countries the lead-time is about 2-3 days. After your order is processed and ready to ship you will receive a notification by email, detailing the scheduled delivery date and a Track & Trace code.

Shipping cost per country

We charge a fixed fee for shipping (figures exclude VAT):


 Zone 1Zone 2Zone 3Zone 4Zone 5Zone 6
the Netherlands
Czech Republic
CroatiaRest of the world
Shipping costs€7,50€12,50€17,50€22,50€27,50Actual cost
Free order (free shipping)€150,-€250,-€350,-€450,-€550,-none
Minimum order-----€500,-

We can arrange transportation for orders to customers outside the EU, and will provide an estimate of the shipping cost. Alternatively you can arrange shipping & collection yourself.

In case you wish to book your own transport, you can indicate this at checkout. In which case we do not charge shipping- or order costs.

We continue shipping throughout the summer!

If the temperature reaches 24ºC, we ship all orders in special insulation packaging with ice-gel-packs. These survive temperatures up to 35 degrees for about 3 days. At no extra cost!

  • Before shipping we check the weather forecast at our location, the destination, and locations along the route (if known).
  • We make sure that the parcels are collected by the carrier as late as possible in the afternoon.
  • In case of warm weather we ship out from Monday-Wednesday depending on the expected transit time. And in order to exclude risk of parcels being stored in a carrier's warehouse over the weekend.

EcoCoolBox: an environmentally friendly insulated packaging

The EcoCoolBox which we use for insulated shipping is a unique, completely paper-based and environmentally friendly insulated packaging with an equal or even better insulation performance than EPS (tempex / styrofoam) based solutions. The liners of the boxes are made of fine paper fibres. These fibres have outstanding isulation characteristics, comply to European directives for contact with food products, are 100% recycable, and are made of clean recycled cardboard.

What you can do yourself

Please insure that the delivery address will not result in the package sitting outdoors for any length of time. The High Five Company is not liable for theft or damage during shipping or upon delivery. We highly suggest shipping where you can receive the package immediately. The High Five Company is not responsible for incorrect shipping addresses or addresses where delivery results in a package remaining in a hot, rainy, or otherwise unsuitable environment.

When we pause shipping

We pause shipping orders if the ambient temperature is over 35ºC in our and/or your location, in which case will delay such orders. But it is your responsibility to order chocolate to be received at under 35ºC. The High Five Company will not refund or replace melted chocolate. Please note this before ordering! You may request a delay in your shipment until the ambient temperature is below 35ºC at your location by adding a note to your order.


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  • Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
  • Bancontact / Mister Cash (Belgium)
  • Invoice - settlement terms 21 days d.o.i.

For new international customers we ask for payment in advance, before the dispatch of the goods. After 3 succesful orders we can switch to payment by invoice (settlement terms 21 days d.o.i.).

Product types and lead time

We work with a tiered lead-time structure and the lead-time depends on the type of product. We distinguish three types of products in our range;

 Stock productsZotter backorder products (e.g. Hand-Scooped, Squaring the Circle)Special Order products
Brands / productsAmano, Aruntam, Cacaosuyo, Chocolate Tree, Dick Taylor,
Fjåk, Fossa, Fruition, Hogarth, Menakao, MIA, Raaka, Taza,
To'ak and Zotter.
All Zotter hand-scooped bars, all squaring the circle and all product from the Zotter range that are not available online but only via the price & ordersheet.Cuna de Piedra, French Broad, Letterpress, Luisa Abram, Mañoa,
Markham & Fitz, Qantu, Ritual and Solstice.
ProcedureThese we supply from stockThese we do not stock and supply on customer order only.These we do not stock, we collect all orders from our customers during the month and we order it in from the US on the first day of the new month, lead-time is then before the 10th of that month.
For example:
- if you order on Sept 2nd, you will get the product before Oct 10.
- if you order on Sept. 30th, you will also get it before Oct. 10th.
- this applies to every month.
Lead-time1-3 working days1-2 weeks10 days to 40 days

On the Product page ('product data' tab) as well as on the Quick Order Form the type of product and the respective lead-time is indicated.

Orders combining Stock and Special Order Products

If your order consists of product from more than one lead-time category we will normally ship when the order is complete (when the Special Order products have been received). In case the despatch date as a result of that comes to more than two weeks we will contact you to confirm to wait or make a partial delivery.


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