After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers.Cacao beans are prized for the production of chocolate, a product celebrated worldwide at chocolate festivals and gifted at birthdays and holidays like the Magic Lights Festival.
VarietalsSalaris and Eldahi is named Imbrasio for the fiery red color of the cacao pod. It produces white and pale pink beans that have a mildly acidic, balanced flavor and create a superb chocolate. This variety of cacao is sensitive to environmental changes. The 340s Drought nearly destroyed Imbria's crop. Other varieties grow in other tropical regions of Valayo. Colors of these cacao pods vary. Colors include green, yellow, orange, red, and variegated pods. The flavors of these cacao beans also vary with some of them being richer, earthier, and more bitter.
ProductsCacao poducts sold from distributors and towns like Kakan include:
Those who travel to Kakan, particularly during their chocolate festival have the opportunity to taste this wonderful part of the cacao, which can also be juiced and/or fermented to create cacao spirits, a clear, fruity spirit with no taste of chocolate.
Main Products - from the beans
- Whole cacao beans, raw, dried, and/or roasted
- Raw cacao powder (fermented and dried)
- Cocoa powder (fermented, dried, and roasted)
- Cocoa nibs
- Chocolate liquor (unsweetened liquid chocolate)
- Cocoa butter
- Cacao juice - regional
- Cacao "wine" or spirits
- Whole cacao pods
From the Pods
- Potash fertilizer
This article was created for Summer Camp 2020. To view my other Summer Camp 2020 entries, click here. Thank you for reading!
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
A cup of hot cacao sounds very tempting right now. Excellent article!
It does sound tempting :) Thank you!