The Plantation Mangaro was born in what used to be a jungle of mango trees. The secret of the unique taste of the Mangaro Plantation’s dark and milk chocolate lies between the roots of cocoa trees and in this landthat mangoes have nourished for centuries: they have soaked it with their sweet and exotic taste. The Plantation takes its name from the memory of this jungle, which was called Mangamaro: “where abundant mangoes grow”. In Madagascar, the earth remembers and restores.
Born in what used to be a jungle of mango trees…
The valley of the Sambirano River
The plains on which the Plantation, extends are particularly fertile; even today vanilla, ylang-ylang and lychee plants grow there which, through their root exchanges, release some of their flavours into the Plantation’s beans. Not forgetting, of course, the mango heritage. This chocolate is as multi-faceted and generous as a horn of plenty. And that is not the only peculiarity of the Plantation.
The beans are fermented using traditional artisan methods in the Mangaro Plantation.
Beans share their fermentation time between three tiered black wooden boxes. They spend two days in the highest box and then two more in the middle one. Finally, they switch one last time to the last box, the lowest. This slow, cascading movement mixes and oxygenates them. The beans, once fermented, will dry for almost as long on a huge, sun-drenched slab.
The CLUIZEL Manufacture perfectly restores the natural fragrances of this chocolate through masterful roasting.
This essential step, carried out by the Manufacture in its workshops in Normandy, makes it possible to release each of the aromas of these very special beans. To ensure that the beans are evenly roasted, the CLUIZEL workshops increase the roasting time and the average temperature. The process is slow, precise, enriched by meticulous craftsmanship. Expertly completed, it enhances the splendour of the fermented aromatic note.
Quickly expanded by sweet gingerbread flavours, the aromatic profile unfolds into a tangy, citrus-laden and deliciously exotic finish. The top notes of Mangaro Plantation’s 50% Milk chocolate are round and smooth on the palate: a gourmet caramel introduces the more tangy fragrances of exotic fruits. The ever present chocolate notes roll out harmoniously. The very gentle finish is tinged with gingerbread.
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