Single Origin – Dark
Sao Thomé

The intensely dark chocolate with an abundance of cocoa and hints of yellow and red fruits.

Sao Thomé

Made with Amelonado cocoa bean varieties from the island Sao Tomé.
In 1822, São Tomé and Príncipe were the first African islands to import cocoa from Brazil - for which they were baptized 'the chocolate islands'. Today still, a few direct descendants of the original Forastero plants from South America can be found on the island, yielding very high quality beans.
Callebaut®'s Sao Tomé chocolate has a very intense and complex taste, rich in roasted cacao, and with plenty of refreshing fruity notes: apricot, red fruits, citrus and even hints of tea.
Sao Thomé is great to savour as such. For pairings, our chefs recommend to combine it with fruits that have a moderate to high acidity and sweetness. Slightly bitter ingredients such as walnuts or mild coffees and spices such as Sichuan pepper that have a tingy effect on the tongue also create beautiful harmonies.
With its standard fluidity, you can use Sao Thomé in a broad range of applications: moulding, enrobing, ganaches, flavouring pastry crèmes and mousses, etc.

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Rich-tasting chocolate with flavour peaks of red and yellow fruits.

Taste profile
  • 3.5
  • 3
    Roasted flavor
  • 4
  • 2
  • 0.5
  • 2.5
  • 3
  • 0.5
  • % min. Cocoa70
    % Cocoa butter39.4
    32.6% Fat free cocoa
  • % min. Milk 
  • % Fat39.4
    % Cocoa butter39.4

Pairing tips

  • Sichuan Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Cardamom
  • Bilberry
  • Lime
  • Passion Fruit
  • Orange
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Grappa
  • Cuberdon
  • Caramel
  • Walnuts
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Stilton
  • Cheddar
  • Goat Cheese
  • Brazil-Papua NG-Guatemala Coffee
  • Blue Mountain Coffee
Bean origin
Sao Thomé beans, variety Amelonado (Forastero)

Available packaging

  • Callets™

Order code

  • SAOTHOME-U75 *Callets™ |
  • SAOTHOME-US-U75 *Callets™ |
  • SAOTHOME-2B-U75 *Callets™ |
  • SAOTHOME-JP-U75 *Callets™ |
  • SAOTHOME-BR-U75 *Callets™ |

Shelf life

  • 24 months


  • Kosher Dairy
  • Halal