Marou Ginger & Lime Chocolate

Cocoa Traders

A delectable chocolate bar blending three classic Vietnamese flavours: the bitterness of cacao, the spiciness of ginger and the sweet acidity of lime.

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In 2011 two Frenchmen, Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou (hence ‘Marou’) who call Vietnam home vowed to create the purest chocolate from 100% locally sourced ingredients.

They combined their experience as French chocolate makers with the great cocoa origin of Southern Vietnam and became among the first 'bean to bar' producers in Asia. They are also one of the few in the world who make chocolate at its origin.

Samuel Maruta and Vincent Mourou from Marou Chocolate
Samuel Maruta and Vincent Marou

The beans themselves give each bar its unique and distinctive chocolate flavour. Family owned cocoa farms are the source of the cocoa, and Marou work closely with them to select the finest beans while paying above market rates.

Marou roasts this cacao slow and low so you can taste their hard work and the terroir of each provincial region. Ba Ria 69% Ginger and Lime Chocolate sets the stage for the flavours of the Ba Ria province to shine.

Marou Ginger and Lime Vietnamese chocolate
Marou Ginger and Lime Vietnamese Chocolate

This gourmet chocolate is a marriage of fruity cacao, acidic lime and floral, refreshing ginger from Ba Ria, a coastal province of Vietnam located in the Southeast region.

With such purely crafted chocolate, Marou is rapidly gaining recognition iwth foodies, chefs and chocolate enthusiasts worldwide. Marou Chocolate has won several global chocolate awards, including Gold, Silver and Bronze at the Academy of Chocolate in London, four Gold medals at the American Chocolate Awards, and a Gold and Silver at the New Zealand Chocolate Awards.

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