Sweet Spices

Single Origin Alpaco 66% Pure Ecuador

Delicate floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom give way to a long finish of refined bitterness and woody flavors.

Flavor Profile Sweet Spices

Secondary Notes Dry Fruits

Hint of Woody

Product Information

The Upper Amazon Valley was home to the first cacao trees. Starting in the 17th century, cacao growing began flourishing in this warm humid climate and fertile soil. ALPACO owes its delicacy to this unique combination of natural environment and local expertise that created growing conditions found nowhere else. Valrhona created ALPACO, the 1st Grand Cru of Ecuador, as an invitation to experience the delicate floral notes of Ecuadorian cacao varieties. In fact, they had always been used as blend chocolates because of their distinctively strong flavor profile with citrus notes. Valrhona created a Pure Ecuador Grand Cru de Terroir to showcase this signature profile.


Partner producer

Ecuador Osella

Guayaquil 2°10’2.7”S / 79°56’8.1”W


Recommended Applications

CoatingMoldingBarsMoussesCremeux&GanachesIce Cream&Sorbets



% of main ingredient

67% of Cocoa

Best by:

14 months


Sugar 31%, Fat 39%

Packaging Format

3kg bean bag - 5572
Carton fèves 12kg - 19851

Other feature(s)

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