Ciranda's CocoaRica® organic cocoa liquor is produced from cocoa beans grown in the foothills of the Andes Mountains in Peru. The organic cocoa beans are fermented, dried, crushed into nibs, roasted, and ground to produce a mass of organic cocoa liquor.
Cocoa liquor contains approximately half cocoa butter and half cocoa solids resulting in a typical, slightly bitter flavor. It is used as the base for dark chocolate production where it is combined with cocoa butter, sugar, and usually vanilla.
Cocoa liquor is available in kibbles or chips. Fair trade organic cocoa liquor is available by request.
When selecting a chocolate chip, the "M number" equates to mille (1000) and corresponds to the approximate number of chips per pound. For example, a 4M chocolate chip yields approximately 4000 chips per pound and will be smaller in size than a 2M chip with approximately 2000 chips per pound. Additional chip sizes and formats may be available for volume orders. Please inquire.