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KARUNA CHOCOLATE

We are Katya and Armin, South Tyrol’s bean to bar chocolate pioneers.  We are the first in the region to produce organic chocolate directly from the cocoa beans.  We sort, roast and grind selected beans from around the world in order to produce aromatic and puristic chocolates along with a variety of cocoa butter products in small batches.

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ABOUT US

In 2014, while living in South India, we were introduced to locals growing and producing cocoa. We immediately became interested and learnt about hobbyists in America that were making chocolate by hand, similar to craft beer home brewers.  Excited about this new hobby, we soon started to make chocolate using basic tools. When we returned to South Tyrol, we discovered that no one was producing chocolate directly from the raw material and there were only a few artisan manufacturers in Europe. The idea of turning our hobby into a profession was the next logical step. Many months of intensive research followed with Armin working on recipes and techniques late into the night. It soon became a family project: Armin’s brother, Lorenz, created the design of the boards and packaging, whilst his father, Roman, generated the graphics. In October of 2018 the time had come. Our first products were available for sale in South Tyrol. Making fine chocolate is a matter of the heart for us. We are constantly researching and experimenting trying to deepen our knowledge about cocoa in order to make the best possible chocolate from the best raw materials.

MAKING FINE CHOCOLATE IS A MATTER OF THE HEART FOR US
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OUR INGREDIENTS

We only use ethically and organically grown fine cocoa beans from Latin America, Asia and Africa. As a sweetener, we use Demeter raw cane sugar from La Felsina, Paraguay. The organic cocoa butter we use is pressed from Arriba Nacional cocoa from the area of Los Rios and Esmeraldas in Ecuador and Nacional from Peru. For our white chocolates, containing fruit we use de-oiled almond flour from organically grown almonds.  The fruits are organically grown and freeze-dried. The inner foil of our bar is compostable.

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BEAN-TO-BAR

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Starting from the raw material, the cocoa bean, the whole process of production is carried out in small production batches. Due to the industrialization of chocolate production, the job description of the artisanal chocolate maker disappeared in the 1950s. Typically, today’s chocolatiers and most chocolate makers refine an industrially produced intermediate, cocoa mass, or couverture. Starting in America, about 20 years ago, the bean to bar movement has grown significantly as a niche area of confectionery production and offers chocolate lovers high quality, aromatic and mostly puristic chocolate, which is different than the large industrial brands.

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OUR
PRODUCTS

2 Tafeln
Belize

SINGLE ORIGIN DARK CHOCOLATE 70%
Cocoa from southern Belize – direct trade

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, Raw cane sugar*, Cocoa butter*
*of (from) organic certified agriculture
Cocoa origin: Belize, from the Toledo district in the south. This organic fine flavor cocoa is grown by Mopan Maya farmers, close to the village San Jose` and gets fermented and dried by the company Belyzium.
Aroma: This chocolate has aromas of caramel, molasses and citrus fruits with a long aftertaste.
We buy this beans directly from the producer.
Nutrition facts per 100 g: Energy (kj/kcal) 2125/508, Fat 41 g, Sat. fat 23.8 g, Carbohydrates 44.8 g, Sugars 29 g, Proteins 7.4 g, Fiber 5.6 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
Belize

SINGLE ORIGIN DARK CHOCOLATE 70%
Kokoa Kamili beans from central Tanzania

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, Raw cane sugar*, Cocoa butter*
*of organic certified agriculture
Cocoa origin: Tanzania, East Africa. This organic fine flavor cocoa grows in the Kilombero valley in the Morogoro region, close to the Udzungwa National parc. The company Kokoa Kamili ferments and dries the cocoa from about 2000 farmers in the area.
Aroma: This chocolate has notes of red fruits, green apple, a nice acidity a short to medium long aftertaste.
Nutrition facts per 100 g: Energy (kj/kcal) 2125/508, Fat 41 g, Sat. fat 23.8 g, Carbohydrates 46 g, Sugars 30 g, Proteins 7.4 g, Fiber 5.6 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
Belize

SINGLE ORIGIN DARK CHOCOLATE 70%
Goground beans form Kerala, India

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, Raw cane sugar*, Cocoa butter*
*of organic certified agriculture
Cocoa origin: India, Kerala. This organic cocoa is cultivated in the area of Udumbanoor in the Idukki region. The company GoGround beans & spices ferments and dries the cocoa from about 200 farms of the area.
Aroma: This chocolate has notes of red fruits, raisins and rum with a medium to long aftertaste.
Nutrition facts per 100 g:Energy (kj/kcal) 2096/501, Fat 40 g, Sat. fat 25 g, Carbohydrates 44 g, Sugars 28 g, Proteins8 g, Fiber 5.5 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
Belize

SINGLE ORIGIN DARK CHOCOLATE 81%
Cocoa from Amazonas, Brasil

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, Raw cane sugar*
*of organic certified agriculture
Cocoa origin: Brasil. This organic cocoa is exported by the cooperative COOPOAM and is grown in the area of Altamira in the region of Para`. The farmers of the cooperative Cooperativa Central de Producao Organica da Transamazonia e Xingu (CEPTOX) grows, ferments and dries the beans close to the Rio Xingu, a side river of the Amazonas.
Aroma: Yellow fruits, flower honey, light notes of nuts
Nutrition facts per 100 g: Energy (kj/kcal) 2192/524, Fat 42 g, Sat. fat 23 g, Carbohydrates 42.6 g, Sugars 19.5 g, Proteins 8 g, Fiber 6.6 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
Belize

COFFEE ARABICA
AND COCOA FROM BELIZE 68%

Cocoa origin: Belize, from the Toledo district in the south. This organic fine flavor cocoa is grown by Mopan Maya farmers, close to the village San Jose` and gets fermented and dried by the company Belyzium. The coffee is a blend of different origins and comes with a light roast.
Aroma: Espresso, fruits, flowers and caramel with chocolate notes. Long aftertaste.
Nutrition facts per 100 g: Energy (kj/kcal) 2083/498, Fat 40 g, Sat. fat 23 g, Carbohydrates 44.5 g, Sugars 29.5 g, Proteins 7 g, Fiber 8.5 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
Belize

RAEPBERRIES
AND COCOA FROM BELIEZE 70%

Ingredients: Cocoa beans*, Raw cane sugar*, Cocoa butter* Freeze dried raspberries*
*of organic certified agriculture
Cocoa origin: Belize, from the Toledo district in the south. This organic fine flavor cocoa is grown by Mopan Maya farmers, close to the village San Jose` and gets fermented and dried by the company Belyzium.
Aroma: Fruity, caramel and molasses notes. A play between the fruity acidity of the raspberries and the full-bodied aroma of our single origin Belize chocolate.
Nutrition facts per 100 g: Energy (kj/kcal) 2177/506, Fat 40 g, Sat. fat 23 g, Carbohydrates 46.5 g, Sugars 33.1 g, Proteins 7 g, Fiber 6.5 g, Salt 0.02 g

Organismo di controllo autorizzato
dal MIPAAFT IT BIO 013
Agricoltura Non EU
Operatore controllato nr. BZ-01945-B
ONLY FROM GOOD COCOA YOU CAN GET GOOD CHOCOLATE
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