All the couvertures we use for our chocolates at Fifth Dimension Chocolates are single-origin cacao, which means that they come from one country or one specific area within a country. The single-origin cacao we use are mainly grown in Colombia and Bolivia, with a small amount in Dominican Republic.
Fine Flavour Cacao
To go one step further, we only use fine flavour (fino de aroma) cacao - this is a denomination from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)* classification. Only around 8% of the cocoa produced in the world is Cacao Fino de Aroma, which has an exquisite aroma and flavour profile.
We use fresh ingredients as far as we can, and opt for dried/frozen ingredients and natural-based essence if it is not practical to source in fresh ingredients for our filled chocolates. We take great care in where we source in our ingredients - in some cases, we grow our own! For example, our award-winning "Genoa" (basil chocolate) and "Sydney" (mint & miso chocolate), the basil and mint come from our own greenhouse and garden (unless we cannot grow them quick enough to meet the demand).
We do not use artificial flavouring nor preservative in any of our chocolates.