Arriba's story goes back to the 19th century: one day, a Swiss chocolatier navigating along the Guayas River in Ecuador encountered a unique cocoa species. This cocoa – a Nacional variety with unique aromas – was quickly named Arriba, referring to the upriver region where it was grown.
Today, the Nacional variety grown in the Arriba region is still an extremely sought-after type of cocoa, yielding an exceptionally intense cocoa taste with complex aromas.
The Arriba milk chocolate that we use reveals an intense body of roasted cocoa with plenty of sweet, caramelly notes and subtle fruity hints.
Part of the revenue of this chocolate goes back to the farmers. It is invested in training programs, community projects, and tools for cocoa farmers to become better craftsmen. That way, they can improve their income from farming and their livelihoods.
Sugar, cocoa butter, whole and skimmed milk powder, cocoa mass, emulsifier, soy lecithin, natural vanilla flavouring. May contain nut traces.
Cocoa Solids: 39% min, milk solids 24%.
Allergens: Milk, soy. May contain traces of nuts.