Marou – Dak Lak

Marou make all their chocolate using purely Vietnamese ingredients. The Dak Lak is a robust, earthy chocolate with a lovely spiciness.

You have a unique opportunity to taste this chocolate with the chocolate maker! Listen to Episode 5 of the Slow Melt podcast Makers Series to hear an interview with Sam, and do a guided tasting with him and chocolate expert Simran Sethi!

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Cocoa content: 70%
Origin: Dak Lak, Vietnam
Made in: Saigon, 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