Bird Chili (63% dark)

FRUITY & SPICY

The spices of the bird tongue pepper will awaken your taste buds. The notes of red fruits of chocolate immediately reduce the sensation of spiciness while leaving notes of dark chocolate, fresh, fruity.

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Product Data
Nett weight

Type of chocolate

Cacao contents

63%

Cacao origin

Characteristics

Allergens

May contain traces of dairy and nuts

Leadtime/ date

Case/ Order quantity

12

This bar doesn’t just taste good, it does good. Madagascan chocolate maker Menakao proudly crafts its chocolate on the island, using only local ingredients. Unfortunately, this is rare even for craft chocolate – it’s estimated that less than 5% of the world’s chocolate is produced in the same country the cocoa is grown. By making the chocolate in Madagascar in addition to growing the cacao on the island, Menakao generate about 4-5 times the benefit of Fair Trade for the local Madagascan economy.

The image represents the portrait of a Bara man (nomadic pastors): In the South, the big and strong Bara are an ethnic group composed of nomadic pastors who roam the great spaces at the head of huge zebus herds, symbol of wealth and pride of an entire people. And cattle rustling, still take place, it’s an ancestral tradition: a glorious and courageous act, full of seduction, by which the Dahalo (cattle rustler) proves his bravery and thus receives the favors of the beautiful Bara ladies.

Ingredients:
Madagascar cocoa beans, cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, bird tongue pepper.

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MENAKAO Androhibe, Antananarivo, Madagascar

Menakao is one of the few African craft chocolate makers on the market, turning cocoa beans into chocolate directly in Madagascar since 2006. It was Shahin Chenai’s dream to complete the bean-to-bar process all within his home country of Madagascar, so to ensure high wages for the farmers and factory workers.

About Menakao

  • The company’s mission is to keep all the production value in the same country where it sources its cacao to ensure high wages for the local farmers and factory workers.
  • The name Menaka” is made of two Malagasy words: “mena”, which means red, and “kao”, an abbreviation for kakao (cacao). Red symbolizes the color of the sediment-rich soil and the bright color of the cocoa pods that Menakao uses for their chocolate.
  • On the cover of every chocolate bar there are unique illustrations that depict women and men who represent the rich cultural diversity of Madagascar. Painted by a local artist, every package is a triumph of warm and contrasting colors that never pass unnoticed.
  • Menakao keeps it local with added ingredients, from vanilla to sea salt and cane sugar, sourced in Madagascar from national suppliers.
  • Next to a dark chocolate range that includes 72%, 80% and 100% cacao, in recent years Menakao has expanded their inclusion offer with delicious chocolate bars such as the 63% Cashew & Sea Salt, the 45% Coconut Milk & Vanilla and the 63% Orange & Cranberries bars.
  • Menakao works closely with the cocoa producers in the Sambirano Valley to avoid a purely commercial relationship with them and establish a more authentic collaboration.

The Menakao range

Weighting at 75gr, the Menakao bars are the perfect size to satisfy both big chocolate eaters and connoisseur palates. Upon opening, the inclusion bars showcase stunning visuals with their generous added ingredients, while the plain dark chocolate bars release enchanting aromas of nuts and red fruits. With ingredients 100% sourced in Madagascar, these bars represent the best flavors from this country in chocolate format.

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

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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 or brand 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.

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):

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Shipping costs€7,50€15,00€20,00€25,00€30,00Actual cost
Free order (free shipping)€150,-€300,-€400,-€500,-€600,-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.

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 have two types of products in our range; stock products and Zotter back-order products (e.g. hand-scooped).

Stock productsZotter backorder products (e.g. Hand-Scooped, Squaring the Circle)
Brands / productsCacaosuyo, Chocolate Tree, Dick Taylor, Fjåk, Fruition, Krak, Menakao, Qantu, Standout, 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.
ProcedureThese we supply from stockThese we do not stock and supply on customer order only.
Lead-time1-3 working days1 week

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.

Combining stock products and Zotter back-order products in one order

It is possible to combine stock products and Zotter back-order products in one order. We will contact you to check if you want the order to be shipped in two parts or wait untill it's complete and then ship in whole.

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Most ethical, most delicious

Perhaps it is because we have not been working in the chocolate business for so long (since 2014) that we work so passionately, accurately and in a personal way. In our team everyone brings his or her own expertise to the table. Organizing chocolate events, selling chocolate, writing articles, organizing tastings or master classes, judging at chocolate awards and much, much more. Our broad work and expertise leads to us always being on top of the latest trends. That is why we also know what your customers need, and how you can have a competitive advantage with the specialty chocolate that not many others sell.

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