In Madagascar, in the Sambirano Valley (the most famous cocoa valley) is the Ambolikapiky plantation where Bertil Akesson sustainably cultivates exceptional Criollo cocoa.
He is part of the Bejofo farm where he also grows spices and flowers for essences.
Very good quality Trinidadian cocoas (300 tons / year) and a few internationally famous criollos (2 tons / year) are produced on the farm.
This Criollo bar provides notes of citrus, red fruits, caramel, cocoa, a light touch of smoke and toast, as well as the characteristic softness of the island's Criollo cocoas.
There are uncountable prizes for tablets made by other chocolate makers with Akessons State cocoa, as well as the prizes for the cocoa itself and its owner, such as the
2015, Academy of Chocolate: GOLDEN BEAN,
This particular bar has received awards, among which are:
2017, International Chocolate Awards: SILVER
2017, Great Taste: GOLD 2 stars
2017, Chocolate Academy: GOLD
2016, Great Taste: GOLD 3 stars
2016, Chocolate Academy: GOLD
2015, Great Taste: GOLD 3 stars - selected among the 50 best foods
2015, Academy of Chocolate: Best Dark Bar: GOLD
2014, great taste: GOLD 1 star
2013-2014, Academy of Chocolate: Best Dark Bar: SILVER
2011-2012, Academy of Chocolate: Best Dark Bar: SILVER