MAGICAL JOURNEY OF 60DAYS!
60DAYS chocolate is proud to be a newly improved product by a 100% local process. Compared to conventional production process of 6 months to 2 years, 60DAYS marks a breakthrough in streamlining production to just 60 days. Therefore, the freshness and pristine flavor of the cocoa beans are preserved.
Thanks to cocoa gardens and factories in Ben Tre and Binh Duong, 60DAYS ensures a clean & sustainable supply grown by local farmers, together with a fermentation stage under designed standards and a low-temperature roasting formula.
Although the 60-day journey is short, it is 60 days of hard working effort to ensure the result is exquisite. We are proud that 60DAYS is not only a premium chocolate line but its story is also an inspiring and meaningful journey, bringing greater values to the environment, community, and farmers.
30 years ago, Gricha Safarian, a Belgian native, made an unlikely trip to Vietnam and fell in love with the country. From that initial visit, he left convinced that Vietnam had a unique potential which could not be ignored, to produce high-quality cocoa. Thanks to its diverse production approaches, chocolate made from Vietnamese cocoa is known for subtle fruity and floral notes. 25 years later, Puratos Grand-Place remains a pioneer in the Vietnamese chocolate market, constantly pushing the status-quo and creating value-added products that are ethically sourced and close to the community
VIETNAM SINGLE ORIGIN
Vietnam has become the second Asian country to achieve a fine flavor cocoa (FFC) designation from the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in 2016.
Like other agricultural products, climate and soil are key contributors to the cocoa flavor’s profile. 60DAYS chocolate made from the Vietnamese cocoa beans is recognized for its balanced characteristics of strong cocoa notes, unique sour taste and a sharp fruity aroma.
STEP FORWARD BY RESPECT (3F)
What empowers Puratos to pursue our passion in the research and development of 60DAYS chocolate is the RESPECTS for Forest-Fruit-Farmers (3F):
- Forest: at Puratos Grand-Palace, we respect Mother Nature - the gentle land of Ben Tre that bears old alluvium, the tranquil environment and specific soil characteristics.
- Fruit: we treasure every cocoa bean through a connected process: 4 days of slow roasting, 7 days of natural fermentation, and 14 days of drying, absorbing the essence of earth and sky.
- Farmers: accompanying cocoa farmers in Cacao Trace, we cherish them as well as their blood, sweat, and tears, quietly nurturing and preserving the values of Vietnamese cocoa
Sustainable cocoa sourcing programme
CACAO-TRACE is a global sustainability program of Puratos Group, which ensures a consistent superior taste for chocolate lovers, and more income for farmers. This creates value for all, from farmer to consumer.
Cacao Trace Fresh Certificate, the next level of CACAO-TRACE, is a proud landmark of 60DAYS on the journey of building and sharing values, increasing benefits for Vietnamese cocoa growers.
- Build values:
Elevate cocoa flavor thanks to a bean classification, fermentation, drying, and roasting process closely controlled and monitored under strict guidelines.
In CACAO-TRACE Fresh, the process “from farm to chocolate” is locally connected and transition time is minimized to prevent the decrease in flavor’s freshness.
- Share values:
Chocolate Bonus: with per kilo of chocolate sold, €0.10 goes directly back to the cocoa farming communities we work with.
We also provide cocoa farmers with training and premium pricing.
All sweet ripe fruits go through a bitter green stage. Puratos Grand-Place's journey to draw more green for the planet also encountered many challenges. However, surpassing strict standards, our 60DAYS chocolate product has received Carbon Neutral Certificate. This is the fruit of sustainable development efforts that our company has been continuously striving for more than a decade.
Carbon Neutral certification is assessed and accredited by CO2logic of South Pole. PGPI's 60DAYS product has met CACAO-TRACE standards with the process "from farm to chocolate bar"; production time shortened to 60 days; CO2 emissions reaching requirements...
Farmers harvest colorful ripe cocoa pods from their home gardens to collect fresh beans and transport them to the Post-harvest center, Puratos Grand-Place in Ben Tre for prompt fermentation.
60DAYS chocolate is made from those fresh, juicy, and white pulpy beans. Moreover, they are taken care of from seeding to harvesting by the teamwork of CACAO-TRACE farmers and Puratos Grand-Place agronomic technicians to collaborate demonstration plots and
In the first seven days, the natural fermentation is carried out in acacia wooden boxes, covered by jute bags. This process is carefully cared for by Puratos Grand-Place specialists, the high-quality fermented beans are ensured for the next 60DAYS chocolate making steps. Thanks to the right fermentation process, the chocolate flavor precursors in cocoa beans are perfectly developed.
In the 14 following days, the fermented cocoa beans are delicately sun-dried to keep original flavors and aromas. When the beans have reached moisture standard, they are selected for a final evaluation.
The cut-test step is conducted to access the quality of fermentation and drying by the color and smell of the cocoa beans.
The qualified beans are switched directly to roasting and grinding factory instead of being stored in the warehouse or cross-border traded. The equipped in-house grinding line plays a key role in the connected process and shortens the production time. The freshness quality
A low-roast formula, unique to the characteristics of the Vietnamese bean origin, is studied and applied. Therefore, the natural flavors and aromas in 60DAYS cocoa mass are preserved while food safety standards are guaranteed.
Fresh cocoa mass trucked to Chocolate factory, Puratos Grand-Place in Binh Duong Province, only 120 km away from Ben Tre. With such a shortened distance, the freshness in cocoa mass is kept for the finest chocolate made.
The chocolate-making stage takes 15 days from the chocolate recipe to the final quality check. The last step completes the whole connected process “from farm to chocolate” in 60 days. Short production time is to preserve natural flavors and to develop a rich flavor chocolate.
More than Chocolate! Every 60DAYS chocolate button is pamperedly marinated in the flavor of happiness and aroma of passion throughout 60 dedicated days of our technicians, manufacturing team, and Vietnamese farmers.
DISTINCTIVE PRISTINE FLAVOR
We arouse the heritage flavor of chocolate in 60 passionate days by using slow roasting technique under low temperatures but at a fast moving pace. This aims to encapsulate the freshness and lock in the pristine flavor of Vietnamese cocoa beans that are favorably bestowed by mother nature.
PERFECT FLAVOR COMBINATION
Milk is blended harmoniously with original chocolate to strongly evoke flavor notes. The sweet aroma of milk creates a gentler choice for customers and makes 60DAYS easy to apply for different purposes.
VERSATILITY & CREATIVITY
60DAYS Chocolate with unique cocoa and fruit flavors is designed in an easy-to-process button shape, offering a wide variety of creative applications.
When combined with natural ingredients, 60DAYS will create masterpieces of chocolate and dessert that taste, mark and honor the beauty of Vietnamese agricultural products.
Caramel Banana Praline (57%)
Coffee Chocolate Mousse (57%)
Lotus Tea Truffle (74%)
Lotus Tea Truffle (74%)
Cashew ChocoBomb (74%)
Mango Tamarind Truffle (74%)
Peanut Butter Pie (74%)
Sweet Garden (74%)
51 Road 8, Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park, Thuan An City,
Binh Duong Province, Vietnam.
Tel : +84.274.730.6565
Post-harvest Center & Grinding Factory
Lot F1-F3 Giao Long Industrial Zone, Chau Thanh District,
Ben Tre Province, Vietnam.
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