Crayfish Bay organic dark chocolate bar 75% cocoa. A true single estate ‘tree to bar’ chocolate bar, handmade and charcoal roasted at Crayfish Bay Grenada by Kim and Lylette Russel.
Crayfish Bay is a family owned organic farm which runs on a cooperative fairtrade basis. Controls of the lands have been given over to the local people and in return for looking after the lands they receive 90% of the highest current price available for all the wet cocoa and green nutmeg they pick. They may plant as many other crops as they choose on the understanding that they follow organic practices and that these crops do not interfere with the cocoa trees. These other crops belong entirely to them and gives them a steady income during periods when no cocoa is being harvested. Traditionally farm workers are laid off during these periods, not at Crayfish Bay.
Crayfish Bay has designed its own unique roaster which uses charcoal. We believe it to be the only commercial roaster of this type in the world. Charcoal is purchased locally which supports the village economy. All the wood used for making charcoal is the result of storm damage or land clearance. No trees are cut down specifically for the making of charcoal and this system of roasting gives our chocolate its own unique flavour.
Our chocolate is truly a single estate ‘tree to bar’ product which never leaves the farm until completion, which means that the beans are as fresh as possible. This increases the variety of flavours as it melts in your mouth.
Many chocolate makers want to make a product that is absolutely consistent in taste. This is not the case at Crayfish Bay. Throughout the season the beans vary in terms of moisture content and acidity levels. They are processed as separate pick batches which result in slight but noticeable flavour variations in each batch made. The texture remains ultra smooth and the flavours full.[msg type=default] Ingredients
Organic Cocoa, Organic Sugar
Dark Chocolate min 75% cocoa solids
Certified Organic by CERES for both the EU and US
NUTRITION PER 100g
ENERGY 566 kcal
FAT total 40g
of which saturates 25g
of which sugars 32g
Ambient storage. Keep in a cool dry place away from strong odours and sunlight.
The brown cardboard outers are made from FSC certified sources, are 100% recyclable and are sealed with 100% recyclable brown kraft tape.
The green coloured bubble wrap we use is Biodegradable. These are made from a formulation containing a mixture of a metal ion pro-oxidant system and a biodegradation initiator. These bubble bags will promote the growth of microbial colonies to break them down over 9-12 months and is dependant on temperature and where they are stored. The process of degradation is accelerated in higher temperatures and high UV levels. It helps prevent our landfill sites being filled with polythene products that will take thousands of years to degrade !
We don’t seal the bags so please also reuse them for your own parcels.
The larger Ultipac bubbles are made from reclaimed plastic. By volume only 1% of the material remains when burst and can be recycled in household plastic bins. Or please reuse them for your own parcels.
We use DPD Local for most of our deliveries. They are Carbon Neutral through efficient delivery vehicles and carbon offsetting.