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 to the portrait of a Mahafaly man (Who makes happy): Feared for long, these warriors live on the large limestone plateau that borders the Southwest coast. This arid region is famous for its great drought and for its rare vegetation, made of thorny. The Mahafaly live in small, sparse groups.
Like most ethnic groups in Madagascar, they have the cult of dead and a very particular funerary art with aloalo, a kind of carved wooden posts depicting scenes from everyday life and animals, on the tombs of their deceased. The Mahafaly are very manual and their crafts are more and more known and very more sought. They stand out in wood carving, goldsmith work and tattoos.
Madagascar cocoa beans, cane sugar, pure cocoa butter, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin.