Origin: Nunokoloa, Rakiraki Province Type: Forestero Amelonado Favor notes: The first aroma is intense toffee and deep sweet impression of dried fruits. Rakiraki is a district in Fiji Ra Province. It is located about halfway between Suva and Nadi when travelling along the Kings Road, on the northern coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island. Prominent landmarks include Navatu Rock in Vitawa village, believed to be one of Fiji's oldest human settlements. Pottery excavated at the base of the rock has been dated to around 1000BC. The tomb of Ratu Udre Udre,a famous 19th century cannibal chief
BEAN TO BAR FROM FIJI ISLANDS
Vanua Chocolate is a bean to Bar craft chocolate company based in the Fiji Islands. We craft dark chocolate from cacao and sugar of Fiji origin. Vanua Chocolate was started by Arif from Ba, Fiji Islands. One day, while passing an agriculture office in Rakiraki, Vitilevu, he saw bags of cocoa beans that had not been picked up by the buyer. The cocoa farmers lacked a consistent market. Arif went on to learn all about cocoa and chocolate making in the US and was inspired by the craft chocolate revolution unfolding that led to the birth of Vanua Chocolate in Nadi, Fiji Islands.
Whats behind the name Vanua Chocolate?
Vanua Chocolate Kamikamica ( Tasty)
The word "Vanua" has a deep meaning for Fijians. It is the land, people and culture working in harmony . It provides a sense of identity and belonging. Vanua Chocolate is dedicated to the Fijian cacao farmers who did not abandon their cacao farms when Fiji’s cocoa industry became domart. Now, Vanua Chocolate, CacaoFiji and the Fijian cacao farmers are now working together in the revival of the Fijian cacao industry.