Grown in the shade of the Mekong Delta’s sweetest coconuts, Ben Tre Province’s cacao speaks to the sweetness and strength of its people. The flavours range from dried coconut to young banana, but always remind us of the good that sprouts out of the ground in Vietnam.
Marou make all their chocolate using purely Vietnamese ingredients. The Lam Dong is a very fine, rounded chocolate with delicate hints of spices, from small farms of Lam Dong province in the Central Highlands.
Frenchmen Vincent and Samuel of Marou were the first artisan chocolate makers based in Vietnam. They work in close collaboration with farmers, cooperatives and cacao experts. Local farms average less than 1 hectare of cocoa per farm, and Marou have a real interest in protecting biodiversity and ensuring that farming families can make a decent living out of their work. Marou truly believe that Vietnam is one of the most exciting new producers of cacao in the world, and they are aiming to make Vietnam a widely recognised origin for gourmet chocolate. See more