Costa Rica (80% dark)

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Erathy with a hint of tartness

No cacao connects us so deeply to our roots. Jael & Dan have known Daniel South since 2004, when they lived in Costa Rica. He worked as Head Baker at their reataurant, Bread & Chocolate.

SKU: FRB-11200 Category: Brand:

Suggested Retail:  11,88

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Nett weight

Type of chocolate

Cacao contents

80%

Cacao origin

Characteristics

Allergens

May contain traces of dairy, peanuts, eggs, corn, nuts, wheat and soy.

Leadtime/ date

Case/ Order quantity

10

Ingredients:
Cacao, sugar.

This chocolate bar is dairy-free and suitable for vegans.

No chocolate connects us more deeply with our roots than this bar. Dan & Jael lived in the cacao-rich jungles of Costa Rica for two years, where they opened a small café, called Bread & Chocolate.

Daniel South was brought on as a dishwasher, eventually being trained as Head Baker. Now Daniel has returned to his agricultural roots as a cacao processor, cultivating cacao on his farm and buying the seeds from his neighbors. He ferments in wooden boxes made from trees felled on his land, and exports cacao directly to French Broad Chocolates. Building a viable cacao business hasn’t been easy for Daniel, but we are seeing his efforts bear fruit.

This two-ingredient chocolate contains a robust eighty percent cacao with an earthy aroma. The flavor profile begins with chocolate wafer cookie and transforms into tart raspberry.

Allergy Notice: All of our products are crafted with love and care on shared equipment and may contain traces of: milk, peanuts, eggs, corn, tree nuts, wheat and soy.

FRENCH BROAD, Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, NC, French Broad Chocolates has been crafting artisan chocolate straight from the source since 2012. Partners Jael and Dan Rattigan started the venture in 2006 after living in a cacao-growing region in Costa Rica for two years. Today, French Broad Chocolates delivers a beautiful farm-to-factory and bean-to-bar product with tasting notes ranging from fruity to deeply earthy; all wrapped up in beautiful blue boxes and envelopes evoking vintage hardcover books.

  • Husband and wife owners Dan and Jael Rattigan are big on things like sustainability and community, so much so that one might expect their chocolate bars to look and taste like they were belched out of a composter and doused in patchouli oil. They don’t...!
  • Packaging is both whimsical and elegant, with designs that recall the look and feel of vintage, hardbound books.
  • Upon tasting, it is quickly apparent that French Broad is a company born of love and driven by love.
  • The company name comes from the French Broad River that runs through Ashville, where the factory is based.
  • French Broad Chocolate celebrates terroir, both in terms of harnessing the flavour of cacao, and representing the business’ local community.
  • B Corp Certified business.

French Broad is available on special-order basis: lead-time is 10 days maximum following the last day of every month.
Lead-times: More info > Ordering, shipping and payment conditions: More info >

The French Broad range

An exceptional collection of single origin dark chocolate bars that offer a range of well balanced flavour profiles. Some cacao is sourced directly from small estates, such as the Costa Rican beans, which come from Daniel South - an ex-employee of French Broad!

A mixture of classic inclusions bars such as chilli (Scorpion Pepper) and sea salt, along with more modern American flavours such as Brown Butter and Malted Milk. The Massala Chai milk chocolate is a big favourite with our customers.

Ordering

  • 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.

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.

Shipping

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
CountriesBelgium
Germany
the Netherlands
Denmark
France
Luxembourg
Poland
Austria
Czech Republic
Estonia
Finland
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Monaco
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Sweden
Cyprus
Bulgaria
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Malta
Portugal
Spain
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.

Payment

  • iDeal
  • 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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