THE 811
REMASTERED TO
ITS VERY CORE

NOW CRAFTED WITH SELECTED AND TRACEABLE
COCOA BEANS, 100% SUSTAINABLE

For chefs and artisans, it matters more than ever to know the stories behind the ingredients they work with, their origin, and how they’ve been grown. All to understand true quality. We share that concern greatly. Since 2012, we have been pioneering in bringing sustainable cocoa farming to a higher level together with Cocoa Horizons. From that moment on, all Finest Belgian Chocolates are made from sustainable cocoa. And today, we take it a giant leap further.

WHAT 
TRACEABLE 
MEANS

From now on, the cocoa liquors for our 811 and all our Finest Belgian Chocolates are made from traceable cocoa beans. The lots of beans can be traced back to the farming communities in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Ecuador we directly buy from. With this traceability guarantee, we want to be transparent about the communities who grow our beans.

What’s more: all the farms we work with participate in the Cocoa Horizons program that focuses on:

  • Prospering farmers: improving farmers' livelihoods through quality cocoa, elevating them to cocoa craftsmen and empowering women farmers.
  • Zero child labour: fostering a new generation of young farmers

WHERE WE SOURCE THE COCOA BEANS
FOR OUR FINEST BELGIAN CHOCOLATES?

To achieve a perfectly balanced and round taste, we blend cocoa beans
from 3 different countries of origin to create the cocoa liquor for our dark
and milk chocolates. Each origin contributes to the chocolate taste in a very
specific way.

IVORY COAST 
COCOA

Yields the typical cocoa body of our
chocolae and gives it its very
recognisable chocolate taste.

GHANA 
COCOA

Enriches the taste
with acidic, fruity notes
(mainly red fruits).

ECUADOR  
COCOA

Adds pleasant bitter notes

Chocolatier Håkan Mårtensson and pastry chef Kirsten Tibballs take you on
a wild cocoa journey from their kitchens in New York and Melbourne all the
way to the farmers in Ghana who grow their beans.

Håkan and Kirsten trace the cocoa beans back to the farmer in Ghana - part 1: Tema Harbour

Trace back the cocoa bean - Ghana district warehouse Callebaut

Håkan and Kirsten trace the cocoa beans back to the farmer in Ghana - part 2: District Warehouse

Trace back the cocoa bean - Ghana purchasing clerk Callebaut

Håkan and Kirsten trace the cocoa beans back to the farmer in Ghana - part 3: Buying Station

Trace back the cocoa bean - Ghana cocoa farmer Callebaut

Håkan and Kirsten trace the cocoa beans back to the farmer in Ghana - part 4: Farmer

WHAT SELECTED COCOA
BEANS MEANS? 

We select cocoa beans based on very specific parameters
for taste and quality:

 

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ONLY WELL-DRIED COCOA

The moisture content in our beans is between 6% and 8%.
It guarantees the beans to be in top condition for
storage and shipping.

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered Traceability

ONLY WELL-FERMENTED COCOA

All lots of beans are quality checked to assure
they have been well fermented. Good
fermentation optimises the taste development in
the beans.

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered Traceability

ONLY MAIN CROP BEANS

There are 2 harvesting seasons for the cocoa
beans: main crop and mid crop. Main crop cocoa
beans are bigger in size and bring more taste. To
select main crop beans, we apply a bean count on
well dried beans: 100 g of beans should make
less than 100 beans.

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered Traceability

ONLY IN JUTE BAGS

Jute bags contain between 60 - 65 kg of cocoa
beans. Jute is the ideal, natural barrier for the
beans to ‘breathe’ during shipping and promotes
further drying of the cocoa beans. For our Finest
Belgian Chocolates, we never use beans that are
shipped to Belgium in bulk.

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ONLY WELL-CLEANED BEANS

Before shipment, all bean bags are checked on
pebbles, stones, branches or other non-cocoa
materials. Upon arrival in the port of Antwerp,
every bag is thoroughly inspected and the cocoa
beans cleaned from any impurities before
blending and roasting.

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ONLY FROM COCOA COMMUNITIES WE KNOW

We only select cocoa beans from cooperatives
approved by Cocoa Horizons. This guarantees us
a better quality and higher quantity of beans.

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METICULOUSLY BLENDED FOR CONSISTENT TASTE

After a thorough assessment of the different
flavour profiles of the cocoa beans, we make
a blend that matches our specific
Callebaut taste to perfection.

TRACE BACK EVERY PACK!

Step 1

SCAN THE QR ON YOUR PACK OR GO TO WWW.CALLEBAUT.COM/TRACEABLE

Step 2

ENTER THE UNIQUE BATCH CODE
NUMBER YOU FIND BACK OF PACK

DISCOVER ITS JOURNEY AND
TONNES OF INSPIRATION!

TRACE YOUR PACK

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MAKING BETTER 
CHOCOLATE

IS IT ART? SCIENCE? OR BOTH?

 

EXPLORE OUR JOURNEY

 

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered Traceability

PERFECT RESULTS IN ALL YOUR CHOCOLATE CREATIONS

DISCOVER WHY

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered

THE MOST BALANCED CHOCOLATE TASTE EVER CREATED

WHAT IT DOES FOR YOU?

Callebaut 811 Chocolate Remastered Traceability

WE DIDN'T STOP AT 811!
 

DISCOVER THE  RANGE