Ecuador is famous across the globe for its incredibly rare Nacional cacao. Get delighted by the 71% dark chocolate which result from this strong cocoa heritage.

Key properties:

  • Single-origin chocolate
  • Superior-tasting Belgian chocolate
  • 100% cocoa butter and 100% natural vanilla
  • Dry cocoa solids: 71%
  • Standard fluidity, for a wide range of applications
  • Clean label: no lecithin

Exceptional rich floral aromas of Ecuador

Cocoa is the heart of Ecuador. Its prized ‘Nacional’ variety has grown there for over 5,000 years and was one of the first cacao trees to be cultivated. With a floral aroma and complex flavor profile it is no wonder that it was one European chocolatiers’ most coveted luxury items in the 18th and 19th centuries.


We mainly use Nacional cacao, renown for its delicate floral notes of Jasmine, or Arriba, Spanish for ‘at the top’. Nacional cocoa uplifts you to an upper taste level. We especially use beans from Los Ríos and Esmeraldas, known for its incredible floral notes. Esmeraldas cocoa is powerful, while Los Rios cocoa is somewhat less intense and has a subtle earthy essence.

New, 100% recycle-ready packaging

At Belcolade, we take concrete actions to enhance sustainability in the chocolate industry.
In line with our purpose, we will make all packaging materials fully recyclable by 2025.
This new, 100% recycle-ready packaging, is a big step to moving the planet forward, alongside our customers.


More details about our new packaging or our sustainable initiatives? Contact us

Flavor profile

Exhilarate in the luscious floral bouquet of Belcolade Origins Ecuador 71%, a dark chocolate made from Nacional cocoa beans that bursts with character and flavor. Its delicate notes of jasmine are complemented by the appealing undercurrent of coffee and humus. It is a match made in heaven but cultivated in the fertile soils of the Esmeraldas and Los Rios regions.


For an optimal taste experience, please follow the below instructions:

Tempering indications

  • Ambient: 16-20°C / 61-68°F
  • Melting: 50-55°C / 122-131°F
  • Cooling: 28°C / 82.4°F
  • Working: 29-30,5°C / 84.2-86.9°F

Advised storage conditions

Store in a dry place. R.H.: max 60%. Between 16 and 20°C.

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Your advantages

  • Unique and distinctive flavor for a better differentiation of your finished products
  • Belgian chocolate

Your consumer advantages

  • Unique chocolate taste
  • Belgian chocolate

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