To celebrate its 100th anniversary, Valrhona launches Komuntu 80% dark chocolate. The word Komuntu is the fusion of ‘komunumo’, which means community in Esperanto and ‘ubuntu’, an African concept that can be translated as ‘I am because we are’.
The result of an original creative process, Komuntu 80% embodies the strength of the collective because it involves the entire Valrhona value chain. This chocolate tells the story of 100 ethically minded people (cocoa partners, suppliers, employees, and customers) who have participated in its creation, whether in the choice of flavor, packaging, or name.
Made from a complex blend of cocoa beans sourced from the four corners of the world, this chocolate couverture represents the special bonds that Valrhona maintains with its 15 cocoa-producing partners. Its aromatic profile reveals a powerful woody and bitter flavor on the palate, supported by roasted cocoa nib notes.
With Komuntu, Valrhona also demonstrates its commitment to creating a fair, sustainable cocoa industry and creative, responsible gastronomy. 100% of the profits will be divided equally among its 15 cocoa partners for the development of community projects in support of education, health, income, diversification, and more.