Brand of the month September: Fjåk (Norway)

Fjåk – handcrafted in Norway – close to the Nordic nature

Fjåk source high quality cacao beans from exciting origins, the result is an amazing organic Nordic chocolate which will be blended with the most precious ingredients from the Norwegian nature.

Fjåk is the first bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Norway, and owned and run by two women, Siv and Agur. At Fjåk all of the chocolate is handcrafted in small batches – from the bean to the bar. Fjåk aims is to develop the unique characteristics of single origin cocoa, by using as few ingredients as possible and by controlling the whole chocolate-making process. They roast, crack, winnow, grind, conch and temper the finest quality beans – by themselves at their little factory by the fjord. They wish everyone to enjoy a full-flavoured chocolate experience!

Fjåk took its name from the Hardanger dialect, where people of a certain generation in the region would refer to each other as ‘fjåk. Roughly translating to ‘loveable’ or ‘honest’, Agur and Siv felt there was no other name better suited for their chocolate vocation. As chocolate is, after all, “the most loveable thing in the world”.

At the 2018 Academy of Chocolate awards, Fjak made a powerful first impression, winning Best Newcomer amongst other Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. Fjak also took away six stars at the Great Taste Awards 2018 – the first Great Taste it entered – with the 70% Madagascar being awarded three stars.

Mission

Fjåk’s Mission is to be THE Norwegian craft chocolate maker, combining a Nordic touch to the international craft chocolate community. Working with fine quality organic cocoa and small farmers, to show our customers, especially in the Nordic countries, the diversity that real chocolate can bring.

Range

Fjåk make several single outstanding origin bars which belong to our favorites. In addition they make a ‘Nordic’ range. These blow your mind! We can recommend their most popular bar: the Milk and Brown Cheese. This bar leaves no one indifferent, you love it or you love it! To make it they roast the milk until it caramelised and make the nicest caramelised milk chocolate with cocoa beans from PISA – Produits des Iles S.A. Later they add goat brown cheese from Undredal Stølsysteri SA and a pinch of North Sea salt from North Sea Salt Works. AMAZING! A must try!

Awards

Multiple award winning chocolate maker, awards include;

Academy of Chocolate Awards · Gold, Silver, Bronze
Great Taste Awards · 3 Golden stars, 2 Golden stars
International Chocolate Awards · Gold, Silver, Bronze

Fjåk 45% Milk & Brown Cheese

7,95

Round creamy milk chocolate with a crunch of Norwegian goat cheese from Undredal Stølsysteri & Nordic salt from North Sea Salt Works

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from PISA, Haiti. PISA is the only company purchasing and centrally fermenting wet cacao, and as a result are able to sell it at a higher price for its higher quality. Farmers now earn approximately four-times as much money as they did before PISA, and are simultaneously incentivized to protect their trees from the environmentally degrading charcoal market.

Origin:
Produits Des Iles SA (PISA), Cap Haitien, Haiti

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards 2019 European · GOLD
International Chocolate Awards 2019 European · Special Innovation Award
International Chocolate Awards 2019 World · SILVER

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Fjåk 70% Dark Reindeer Moss & Lingonberry

7,95

Rich dark chocolate with notes of black cherry, citrus & autumn berries from the Norwegian mountains.

In this Nordic creation Fjåk blend a 70% Madagascar chocolate with the wild flavours of the Lingonberry from the nordic mountains and the reindeer moss hand picked in the Hardangervidda plateau in Norway.

A bar that makes you travel over wild wintery nordic landscapes.

Origin:
Åkesons Befojo Estate, Sambirano Valley, Ambanja, Madagascar.

Awards:
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2108, BRONZE
Great Taste Awards 2018, 1 Gold star
International Chocolate Awards 2018, BRONZE

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Fjåk 45% Milk Nibs & Oak Smoked Salt

7,95

Round creamy milk chocolate with a crunch of nibs & oak smoked salt from Bodø, Norway.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from PISA, Haiti. PISA is the only company purchasing and centrally fermenting wet cacao, and as a result are able to sell it at a higher price for its higher quality. Farmers now earn approximately four-times as much money as they did before PISA, and are simultaneously incentivized to protect their trees from the environmentally degrading charcoal market.

Origin:
Produits Des Iles SA (PISA), Cap Haitien, Haiti.

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Fjåk 50% Milk Guatemala with Liquorice Root & Salt

7,95

Round creamy milk chocolate with nordic licorice root.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from Guatemala, Lachua

Origin:
Guatemala, Lachua

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards 2019, SILVER

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Fjåk 50% Milk Blueberry

7,95

Round creamy milk chocolate with nordic blueberry and hints of vanilla.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from Åkesson’s plantation located in the Sambirano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, The Ambolikapiky Plantation is part of Bertil Åkesson’s 2000ha Bejofo Estate.

Origin:
Åkesons Befojo Estate, Sambirano Valley, Ambanja, Madagascar.

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards 2018, SILVER
Great Taste Awards 2019, 1 Golden star

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Fjåk 68% Dark India

7,95

Velvety dark chocolate with notes of honey & subtle floral

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from the green hills of the Idukki region in India. The GoGround team is headed by Ellen and Luca, a husband-and-wife team with an engineering background and a passion for creating change in rural communities. With support from the Italian RIVA foundation, GoGround set out to build a dedicated fermentation and drying center in Udumbannoor, Idukki, India.

Origin:
GoGround, Idukki, Kerala, India

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards 2018, SILVER
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2019, COMMENDED
Great Taste Awards 2019, 1 Gold star

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Fjåk 70% Dark Tanzania

7,95

Round dark chocolate with notes of banana & raisins.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from Kilombero valley, bordering the Udzungwa Mountain national park. There the social enterprise Kokoa Kamili drives a huge change by buying wet beans directly from the farmers at premium prices, and carefully controlling fermentation and drying.

Origin:
Kokoa Kamilli, Tanzania

Awards:
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2109, SILVER
Great Taste Awards 2019, 2 Gold stars
International Chocolate Awards 2019 EURPOEAN, SILVER

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Fjåk 70% Dark Madagascar

7,95

Bold dark chocolate full of character, with rich notes of black cherry & citrus.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from Bertil Åkesson’s plantation located in the Sambirano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, The Ambolikapiky Plantation is part of Bertil Åkesson’s 2000ha Bejofo Estate.

Origin:
Åkesons Befojo Estate, Sambirano Valley, Ambanja, Madagascar.

Awards:
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2108, GOLD
Great Taste Awards 2018, 3 Gold stars
International Chocolate Awards 2018, SILVER

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Fjåk 72% Dark Guatemala

7,95

Round dark chocolate with notes of apricot & liquorice.

Origin:
Lachua, Cacao Verapaz, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.

Awards:
International Chocolate Awards 2019 EUROPEAN SILVER.

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Fjåk 60% Milk Madagaskar

7,95

Hints of citrus and cherry fuse with an after taste of caramel.

Certified Organic – the cocoa beans come from Åkesson’s plantation located in the Sambirano Valley, in the North-West of Madagascar, The Ambolikapiky Plantation is part of Bertil Åkesson’s 2000ha Bejofo Estate.

Origin:
Åkesons Befojo Estate, Sambirano Valley, Ambanja, Madagascar.

Awards:
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2108, SILVER
Great Taste Awards 2018, 2 Gold stars
International Chocolate Awards 2018, SILVER
International Chocolate Awards 2018, Special Award Organic, GOLD

SKU: FJK-804 Category: Tag:
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